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Make sure you are subscribed to our mailing list

MidWest-IX/FD-IX  has two e-mail mailing lists for each of our markets. The first one is our announcements list. We post any relevant maintenance, updates, new members, and relevant news to this list. The second is our tech mailing list.  We periodically post tech tidbits and other relevant tech topics to help our members get the […]

Chicago Colo update

You may have seen our Chicago colo post ( https://www.midwest-ix.com/blog/?p=155 ). Here are some revised prices, based on the increasing scarcity of power in the facility. 1/2 cabinet, 1.5 kw $1,600 10u, 5a, $1,200 4u, 2a, $500 2u, 1a, $300 1u, 0.5a, $175 * Additional 0.5a is $75 each.

Member Spotlight: On-Ramp Indiana (AS: 14333)

MidWest-IX is starting a new series to highlight our exchange members.  This will be an ongoing series to highlight what companies on the exchange can offer.   On-Ramp Indiana (ORI.NET) ASN 14333 is a full-service internet provider and IT consulting company located in Noblesville, Indiana.   Their primary services are Fixed Wireless Broadband, Fiber-Based Internet, […]

Real World Indianapolis network

Today we bring you an example of one of our networks in Indianapolis. This network has a single upstream transit connection and a connection to MidWest-IX.  Under their MidWest-IX connection, they have a couple of direct peers and are peered with the route servers.  The following graphs illustrate their traffic flows for the past 2 days. The […]

Speedtest.net in Indy

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 […]

Indy Upgrades coming soon

MidWest-IX is working on some upgrades for our Indy Fabric.  Look for news soon. Can you say 40 GIG?

Rarely seen CHICAGO EQUINIX (CH1, CH2 and CH4) small quantity colo

Midwest-IX is a new Internet exchange company focused on tier-2 markets. If we’re an IX focused on tier-2 markets, why are we offering colo in one of the biggest markets in the world? Quite simply, we have transport circuits terminating in Chicago to link to our IX markets and in the future to other IXes. […]

Stopping DDOS attacks with BCP38

How do we stop DDoS attacks? Everyone implementing BCP38.http://ow.ly/NILjf  

Exchange as a Managed Service

Establishing a presence at a data center can be an intimidating process. You have to find space, negotiate peering agreements, Coordinate cross-connects, and a host of other components. A data center is a very structured place in terms of how things are doing. Because of this MidWest-IX works closely with our exchange members and solutions […]

M-IX peering Requirements

Midwest Internet Exchange Peering Requirements: 1. The peering candidate must be a registered entity in its local jurisdiction. 2. The peering candidate must provide M-IX with a 24 hour contact point. 3. Only BGPv4 and BGPv6 are allowed as routing protocols. 4. The Peering candidate must have a registered, Public ASN (Autonomous System Number) issued […]

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