Things are a changing but staying the same

By jwilson

2016 has shown great growth for us here at MidWest-IX. We have brought on new peers such as Netflix, Hurricane Electric, and others.  Currently, we are flowing over 4 gigs of traffic at peaks across the Indianapolis fabric.  This is 4 gigs of lower latent and less congested traffic that would otherwise be transported to…

New Indy Member: SineWave (ASN 20193)

By jwilson

MidWest Internet Exchange (MidWest-IX), a progressive Internet Exchange (IX), announces the addition of SineWave Technologies (ASN: 20193) to our Indianapolis peering fabric. 07 November 2016 MidWest Internet Exchange (MidWest-IX), a progressive Internet Exchange (IX), announces the addition of SineWave Technologies (ASN: 20193) to our Indianapolis peering fabric. According to Justin Wilson of MidWest-IX, “The addition…

MidWest-IX announce 40 Gig Upgrades

By jwilson

MidWest Internet Exchange (MidWest-IX), a progressive Internet Exchange (IX), announces several upgrades to our Indianapolis fabric. These upgrades include additional 10 Gigabit ports, as well as 40 gigabit capability. MidWest-IX has installed additional switching upgrades in both 733 Henry and 401 North Shadeland locations. The addition of more ports, especially 40 GIG, allows us to…

MidWest-IX IPV6 stats

By jwilson

MidWest-IX is now seeing over 15,000 IPv6 routes on our Indianapolis Fabric from any ever-growing number of peers. We are getting reports, not only from our members but from others which say IPv6 traffic is faster when it comes to streaming content.

MidWest-IX adds additional 10 gig ports to Eastgate

By jwilson

We are excited to announce additional 48 10 Gigabit ports to our 401 North Shadeland (EastGate) peering location in Indianapolis, Indiana operated by LifeLine Data Centers.  This allows us to scale to meet demand for our members. As more and more networks have to scale to meet demand, MidWest-IX is keeping up with that demand.

DDoS and peering

By jwilson

Many of you have been reading the news of the Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on sites such as Netflix, Twitter, etc..  To get to the root of the issues here are some links. CNBC Article about the DDoS Next Web Article So how does peering fit into all of this? During attacks, like what…

Netflix is online with MidWest-IX in Indianapolis

By jwilson

MidWest-IX is excited to announce a Netflix OCA node is online with our Indianapolis peering fabric.  This will speed up access to Netflix content for any of our members.  Streaming content can account for up to 80% of a network’s traffic, and Netflix is a big part of that for many networks.  Network operators are…