YYCIX - an internet exchange for Calgary

What is an Internet Exchange?

An IX (Internet Exchange) allows networks to interconnect on an open-access ethernet fabric -- providing low-latency, high-bandwidth, cost-effectively, in a locale.

What is the benefit?

Networks can exchange traffic faster and better. ISPs, transit providers, DNS services, and content networks will congregate -- it is sensible to interconnect locally with high-bandwidth at low-latency.

How is traffic exchanged?

Traffic exchange is facilitated by BGP (Border Gateway Protocol). Networks must have an AS (Autonomous System) number to announce their routes to each other. A looking glass shows the routes carried.

Where is YYCIX?

YYCIX peering switches are in the Downtown region at Arrow Calgary, City Hall, DataHive, Rogers DC2, and in the South-East at eStruxture and Q9-530. Visit Locations for more info.

How much does it cost?

YYCIX has no membership or port fees, and only requires delivery of a SFP optic for our switch. YYCIX was built with donations and is operated by volunteers. Consider contributing hardware or money.

How do we join?

Please read the FAQ and if this is suitable extend your network into a YYCIX location and we will connect you. Please direct questions to peering@yycix.ca. Inquiries will be held confidential.