Lifeline is excited to share some great news from our partner, MidWest-IX:

IT Demands Spur Continued Growth for Colocation CentersMidWest-IX is excited to announce a Netflix OCA node is online with our Indianapolis peering fabric.  This will speed up access to Netflix content for any of our members.  Streaming content can account for up to 80% of a network’s traffic, and Netflix is a big part of that for many networks.  Network operators are always looking for the quickest ways to deliver content to their users and being a MidWest-IX customer is a great way to eliminate network bottlenecks.

We have seen some of our networks quadruple traffic to the exchange since Netflix has come online.   By offloading stream traffic to MidWest-IX, you are not only speeding up delivery, you are saving on more expensive transit costs.  Below is a graph from one of our users.  The big spike Monday was when Netflix came online.

NetFlix is being housed at the 401 North Shadeland location operated by LifeLine Data Centers.   This facility allows for high availability and uptime.

This article was originally published on Midwest-IX’s website

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.