Internet eXchange Oklahoma City (iX-OKC) has created Oklahoma’s first IXP peering fabric. The IXP is located in RACK59 Data Center’s carrier hotel. The launch of iX-OKC would allow ISPs and content providers in the region to keep local traffic local by reducing the need to exchange traffic in larger carrier exchange markets like Dallas or Kansas City.
Housed in RACK59’s Carrier Hotel, iX-OKC, offers ports on its peering fabric for a minimal set-up fee and at a $0 monthly expense.
Any current colocation customer with a valid ASN can request a port and connect to the various participants in the peering network. The customer participant agreement would allow peering members the ability to exchange traffic directly with each other for free.
This new addition to Oklahoma City’s connectivity landscape is expected to result in reduced latency and faster connectivity for Oklahoma network providers and enterprise users.
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“We’re very excited to launch Oklahoma’s first IXP (Internet Exchange Point),” said Brent Greene, Marketing Director at iX-OKC and RACK59 Data Center. “RACK59 Data Center and the 7725 CONNECT campus have been on a quest to bring high-quality connectivity and transport to Oklahoma enterprises since 2009. With the addition of the iX-OKC peering infrastructure at RACK59, we are well on our way to providing the peering and transport fabric that today’s enterprises require in order locate and expand in the Oklahoma City market.”
To become a member participant at iX-OKC, visit their website here.
“The partnership with RACK59 and iX-OKC will further OneNet’s mission to advance technology across Oklahoma,” added Vonley Royal, executive director at OneNet and an iX-OKC participant network partner. “We believe our goal of enhancing economic growth by meeting the mission-critical needs of our state’s education, research, health care and public service communities is better served when local carriers, institutions and enterprises are also able to keep their local IP traffic here on our regional Oklahoma networks. These revenue savings would have otherwise been spent on expensive and inefficient data transport across multiple carrier networks outside the state of Oklahoma. Community operated IXP’s like iX-OKC are at the core of the Internet, and we are happy to partner with RACK59 and grow the iX-OKC network of member participants.”