The Open-IX Interconnection Navigator (beta) leverages publicly available data from PeeringDB to create graphical representations of how interconnection has grown and changed over the years. Offering granularity down to the data center and IXP, the Interconnection Navigator is designed to be used by research analysts, infrastructure procurement teams and industry decision makers.



Curious about what can be done with this powerful tool? Check out  The Growth of Internet Exchange Points - A report written using data from the Open-IX Interconnection Navigator by our good friend Christian Koch:

Read the full report here .




The Open-IX Association has developed the Interconnection Navigator with contributions and guidance from the Open-IX board of directors and other volunteers.  This tool is not meant to be relied upon for any purpose other than education, research and analysis.  Open-IX makes no representations as to the accuracy of this data.  In order to present this tool, we relied extensively on PeeringDB’s data to create our output data arrays and associated graphs.  It is important to note that PeeringDB data is largely self-reported and therefore may have inconsistencies.

We have made certain assumptions with the data to reduce discrepancies and normalize results. These include eliminating IX’s with no physical address and adding functionality to include a Metropolitan Statistical Area by extending a radius from a longitudinal and latitudinal urban center.  This functionality allowed us to tie city names to physical locations, which are often spelled differently in the database.

Additionally, it is important to note that certain data points only exist after the PeeringDB v2 launch (March 2016), which is why some aggregations cannot obtain data from prior to that date.

We welcome additional feedback on how to make this tool more useful to the community at large.