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MidWest-IX completes Phase 1 Capacity Upgrade for Indianapolis

MidWest-IX has completed several recent capacity upgrades on our Indianapolis fabric. We have upgraded the capacity between 733 and 401 north Shadeland to 40 gigs of capacity. We have upgraded switch interconnects at 733 to 40 gig. Switch uplinks at 401 Shadeland have been upgraded to 20 gig. A switch upgrade inside 365 Data Centers at […]

PeeringDB entry for Cleveland

Our Peering DB for Cleveland is now live. https://www.peeringdb.com/ix/2286

What do route servers do?

Transparency Route Servers, unlike regular BGP routers, provide transparency features to facilitate optimal path selection in Internet Exchange infrastructure. FD-IX Route Servers provide the following: 1) AS path transparency by hiding its own ASN. This shortens AS path by one hop and avoids the need for direct peering with other customers on our fabric. There may […]

FD-IX expanding to Cleveland

MidWest-IX/FD-IX is in the process of bringing on a new node in Cleveland, Ohio.  Look for more updates shortly. 

Our St. Louis fabric is growing

Check out our peers on our St. Louis peering fabric. https://www.peeringdb.com/ix/1519 #keeptrafficlocal

IOS-XR Example Config

; ; REPLACE X with your appropriate FD-IX IP Address ; ; REPLACE Y with your appropriate IP blocks ; ; REPLACE 1234 with your ASN ; ; Route Server addresses are specific for Indy. Other locatins will need to be modified interface TenGigE0/1/0/7.300 description “Midwest IX Peering” ipv4 address 206.53.139.X 255.255.255.0 ipv6 nd suppress-ra […]

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 […]

Peering Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Different

There was some commentary at the end of yesterday’s CHI-NOG (Chicago Network Operators Group) meeting that to quote an attendee outside of the peering community, “was a huge disservice to attendees that didn’t know any better”. The commentary was that “peering is dead” and that fostering ecosystems and interconnection is where we are and should […]

New IX signup Special!

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 […]

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 […]

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