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New Indy Member: SineWave (ASN 20193)

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 […]

Update on St. Louis

Here is an update sent out by our local partner in St. Louis, Loop Media Hub. We thought it appropriate to pass it along so that our followers know what’s going on as well. Our hope is to resume negotiations with the building owners in the second half of April. Dear Friends of STL-RIX, Hi! […]

Why you should have your own, locally hosted DNS server

DNS is a very important service. Not only is it required to turn google.com into 216.58.216.110 (or whatever it is in your area), but DNS also plays a key role in where your downloads come from. Firstly, a locally hosted DNS server provides on-net speed to the lookups that people use most. No need to […]

Caching boxes vs. IXPs

We have gotten responses from networks saying, “We already have caching boxes from XYZ company. Why do we need you?” What if those caching boxes are full? What if they’re undergoing maintenance? What if they don’t have what the user has requested? In all of the above situations (likely more), the unanswered requests then go […]

ON-Ramp Indiana joins MidWest-IX

03 April 2015 MidWest Internet Exchange (MidWest-IX), a progressive Internet Exchange (IX), announces the addition of ORI to our exchange fabric. According to Justin Wilson of MidWest-IX, ORI is a great addition to the MidWest-IX. ORI hosting and managed services allows customers faster access to these web-sites and applications. “This allows faster access for exchange […]

MidWest-IX selects Wintek as key transport provider

MidWest Internet Exchange (MidWest-IX), a progressive Internet Exchange (IX), announces the selection of Wintek Corporation (WINTEK) as a key transport provider to 350 Cermak in Chicago. 03 March 2015 MidWest Internet Exchange (MidWest-IX), a progressive Internet Exchange (IX), announces the selection of Wintek Corporation (WINTEK) as a key transport provider to 350 Cermak in Chicago. […]

Benefits of peering

Reduced transit purchase costs via peering There can be significant cost advantages in connecting to Midwest-IX. When connecting to the Internet via one or more upstream Internet Service Providers (ISP) transit charges have to be paid to these companies for data routed through the Internet. Organizations connecting to Midwest-IX can directly negotiate to exchange a […]

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