The San Francisco Metropolitan Internet Exchange (SFMIX) project is based within the San Francisco “Silicon Valley” region of California. Internet Exchanges (IXs) serve as a focal point of bandwidth or network capacity. Participating entities interconnect or “peer” with one another to improve network performance, increase resiliency, and reduce operational costs.

The Internet Society IXP Toolkit & Wikipedia both provide background information on Internet Exchanges.

Why Connect?

Local, sustainable, organic... bits. By keeping your traffic local you are actively using less energy whilst also reducing latency and improving your connectivity to the assets and services of our participants. Essentially, the more organizations that connect, the better the environment. This is a local and cooperative example of Metcalfe's Law.

Where to Connect?

SFMIX currently offers core IX fabric locations within the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Additional locations are planned based on demand and resource availability. Per the charter of organization, core fabric locations are only placed within carrier-neutral data centers. We define such locations as having a diversity of carriers and ISPs available to all tenants of the building, in addition to traditional local or regional incumbent providers.