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DDoS and peering

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

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 […]

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 […]

Case Study: Altius Broadband & MidWest-IX

ALTIUS Broadband (ALTIUS) is a leader in the WISP industry and operates wireless ISPs in four states, including Indiana. Their Indiana operations are built around two data centers on opposite sides of Indianapolis. Prior to connecting to the Internet Exchange, the company purchased upstream bandwidth from two different companies, but was unhappy with the upstream […]

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