What is SFMIX?

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.