About IXP Manager


IXP Manager is a full stack management platform for Internet eXchange Points (IXPs) which includes an administration and customer portal; provides end to end provisioning; and both teaches and implements best practice.

IXP Manager began as an internal project at INEX 17 years ago. Over that time it has changed a lot, but always for the better and always to help us run INEX efficiently and with lower overhead. Three of our key requirements as an IXP are security, consistency and reliability. IXP Manager has been designed to help us achieve these.

Our vision for IXP Manager as a technology is that it will enable the creation of IXPs wherever they are required which in turn will create a stronger, open, more robust and better connected internet. And not only is it hoped that IXP Manager will help start these new IXPs but that it will also enable these IXPs to launch from the best place possible: secure by default, proven configurations and designs, implementing best practice.

Our hope is also to gather and foster an 'IXP Manager community' - a place where the 234+ IXPs that use IXP Manager can come and help each other, learn from each other and share their stories. This website will highlight some of the internet heroes in the IXP space and feature case studies.

Today, IXP Manager is in use by at least 234 IXPs around the world - with more being added every month. This is something that gives all of the team at INEX, our community sponsors, the developers and contributors immense pride. It is also quite sobering - it reminds us all to keep all the community in mind when developing and prioritising new features. And it focuses our attention on maintaining the excellent reliability and security standards that have been set over the past two decades.