Seeking Automation Contractor

By Mike

We at Fiber Data Internet Exchange have seen a lot of activity in the automation space. Our problem has been that we don’t have time to learn automation to then take a lot of the workload off of our hands. It’s a classic catch-22. We’re now seeking someone familiar with one of the many automation…

Speedtest.net in Indy

By Mike

While performing some troubleshooting with one of our customers, we determined they were using a speedtest.net server that would give sub-optimal results. We worked to put together our own speedtest.net server for the benefit of the networks on our Indianapolis IX. Not only will there now be a speedtest.net server with unrestricted performance to our…

Our St. Louis IX, now complete with launch event!

By Mike

In conjunction with our partners and following up on our success in Indianapolis, we’re pleased to announce the launch event for the St. Louis Regional Internet Exchange (STL-RIX). It will be held Thursday, January 19th, 2017. We expect 20+ networks to join in the first few months, some of which have already started their paperwork…

New IX signup Special!

By Mike

Now through March 19th if you sign up for a port at our St. Louis exchange, we’ll waive the setup fee. You’ll need to supply your own cross connect, but we can get you connected as a part of a “first 60 days” special offer. Available at the Netrality Properties facilities at 210 N. Tucker…

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…

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…