HOUIX doesn't have much history. Founded Dec 2019 HOUIX has been created to provide an affordable point of interconnect in Houston Texas. Using our experience we have gained operating an IX in Kansas City we have built HOUIX.
These are just some of our most frequently asked questions:
HOUIX is a Free Internet Exchange Point (FIXP) recently created in May 2019. It provides a physical Ethernet switched infrastructure to ISPs and Internet related business companies to exchange IP traffic.
HOUIX has been created to help Internet development and traffic optimization in the Houston area. Peering is free thanks to our supporters who continue to provide HOUIX with the services, hardware and labor it needs to continue services our peers.
HOUIX is based on Cisco Nexus switches. Our primary route server is a Cisco ASR-1002-F and we operate a secondary open source platform for redundancy and automation. Each POP is interconnected with dark fiber and our own MUX/DEMUX gear.