The SIX topology consists of a set of core switches managed by the SIX ops team, along with a number of extension switches (extensions) operated by third-parties, sometimes with assistance from the SIX ops team.

It is recommended that you connect directly to a core switch, if able. Instructions for doing so are here.

Extensions may charge participants to connect. Contact them for details.

Switch Location Uplink Make/Model MTU9k Blackhole ACL Contact
SIX Core: Westin 1/10/100GbE Westin 800 Gbps Arista 7512R Yes Yes
SIX Core: Westin 10/100GbE Westin 800 Gbps Arista 7508E Yes Yes
SIX Core: KOMO Plaza KOMO Plaza 10 Gbps Extreme X670 Yes No
SIX Core: Sabey Intergate Sabey Intergate 20 Gbps Cisco Nexus 3524 Yes No
Extension: Cipherkey Vancouver, Canada 10 Gbps Cisco 6500s and Nexus 5010 No No
Extension: Colocation Northwest (was Swift) Westin 20th floor 3 Gbps Cisco 3560 No No
Extension: ColoCenters Westin 18th floor 1 Gbps Cisco 3524 No No
Extension: Console Network Solutions (was IIX) Worldwide WAN 10 Gbps Avaya VSP 7024 Yes No
(855) 858-5497
Extension: Equinix Seattle 100 Gbps Arista No No (pending as of 11/14/2016) (813) 207-7700
Extension: Green House Data (was FiberCloud) 18 Westin 18th floor 1 Gbps Cisco 3560 No No
Extension: Green House Data (was FiberCloud) 19 Westin 19th floor 1 Gbps Cisco 3524-XL No No
Extension: Minnesota VoIP Minneapolis 10 Gbps Cisco 4900M Yes No
Extension: Sabey Data Centers' Intergate Xchange (IGX)   10 Gbps Extreme 8910s No No
Extension: Wave Division Holdings (was Spectrum)   30 Gbps Cisco ASR 9000s Yes No (pending as of 11/14/2016)
(206) 494-3293
Extension: Wowrack Tukwila 10 Gbps Cisco Catalyst 4948 Yes No
Extension: XM-DCIP Salt Lake City 10 Gbps Brocade & Juniper No No

SIX Topology