IX Australia expands SA-IX Peering Points

The Internet Association of Australia Inc (IAA) is pleased to announce the continued growth of the network with new Points of Presence (PoP) launching in South Australia. Two peering points have been lit up on SA-IX in YourDC, Hawthorn and Edinburgh Parks, bringing the network to 31 PoPs nationally.

SA-IX is a carrier-neutral peering exchange service, launched in February 2013, and is part of the highly successful IX Australia network. IX Australia has peering exchanges in Western Australia (WA-IX), New South Wales (NSW-IX), Victoria (VIC-IX), Queensland (QLD-IX) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT-IX).

“The introduction of two new PoPs at YourDC provides our members with greater options for their peering needs in South Australia.” said IX Australia Technical Manager, Joe Wooller. “We now have seven connection points available in South Australia making it easier for our existing and potential members to leverage our services.”

“YourDC facilities provide some of the best data centre services and facilities in South Australia and will prove to be a valuable location for IX Australia’s 30th and 31st PoPs. We are pleased to be partnering with the team at YourDC.”

“SA-IX is a valuable part of YourDC’s peering fabric. It connects our customers easily and at fast speeds to more than twenty data centres and hundreds of providers operating on the network,” said YourDC CEO, Scott Hicks. “We are looking forward to building this strategic relationship with IX Australia.”

IAA provides SA-IX peering at no cost to our members who are currently peering on another IX Australia fabric, in a deal similar to members on ACT-IX. The Association strives to provide value to our members and we’re always looking to expand services to benefit our members.

Any ISPs, WISPs or enterprises located in South Australia are invited to reach out to YourDC and IX Australia to discuss the benefits of the services available on SA-IX.

For further information on peering with SA-IX or any IX Australia peering points please contact IX Australia Technical Manager, Joe Wooller, on 0412 005 457 or peering@ix.asn.au or visit www.ix.asn.au.

 

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IX Australia lights up in Colocity

The Internet Association of Australia Inc (IAA) and Colocity are pleased to announce the addition of the Colocity Adelaide DC3 data centre to the South Australian Internet Exchange fabric (SA-IX).

SA-IX is a carrier-neutral peering exchange service, part of the highly successful IX Australia network. IX Australia is the only not-for-profit and carrier-neutral Internet Exchange operating across Australia. The expansion of SA-IX to the Colocity data centre now provides businesses and Service Providers a new option for connecting to the National Exchange network.

“We are pleased to see SA-IX continue to expand since its launch in 2013,” said IX Australia Technical Manager Joe Wooller. “We continue to provide SA-IX as a no cost service to our members, and are increasing our points of connectivity to help benefit the industry and our membership in South Australia.”

Colocity is a South Australian owned and operated independent carrier-neutral data centre provider, which operates from locations in the Adelaide CBD.  Started in 2007, Colocity provides co-location space for IT equipment in a secure, fully redundant facility and provides fibre connectivity to all major carriers.

“We are proud to support IAA with the expansion into our new DC3 data centre,” said Colocity CEO Matthew Baker. “We encourage companies to participate in the Internet Exchange to gain access to all the great services and content now available. By utilising the services on offer over the Internet Exchange access speeds and reliability will be vastly improved over traditional connections.”

For further information on peering from SA-IX or any of the IX Australia peering points please contact IX Australia Technical Manager, Joe Wooller, on 1300 793 320 or peering@ix.asn.au or visit www.ix.asn.au.

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ACCC and IAA industry consultation

In August 2016, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commenced a market study into the communications sector.

The Internet Association of Australia has been approached by the ACCC to provide a better understanding of network interconnect topology and the associated market place in Australia.

As part of this process we would like to invite our members to contribute to the sector study.

If you are interested in providing feedback, insight or information to the ACCC, please contact us and we will connect you to the right team at the ACCC.

Kellie Ireland
IAA Executive Officer
kellie@internet.asn.au

Tom Berryman
IAA President
tom@internet.asn.au

New Name for Internet Association

The Internet Association of Australia Inc (IAA) is pleased to announce the successful change of the Associations’ name, from the Western Australian Internet Association (Inc.) (WAIA).

Association President, Tom Berryman said, “The executive is very pleased about change, the Internet Association of Australia better represents our membership and we are looking forward to undertaking our new projects under our new name.”

Founded in Western Australia in 1995, WAIA is a member-based association representing the Internet community. Membership has grown to represent a national base with major international organisations also holding memberships.

Members of the Association voted to support the name change at a Special General Meeting held in January.

As providers of Australia’s only not for profit and carrier natural Internet peering exchange, IX Australia, the Association will continue to provide quality services to our members.

IAA supports the launch of NZ Internet Exchange Inc as foundation member

“Following the overwhelming success of the Auckland Internet Exchange (AKL-IX) trial conducted by the Internet Association of Australia (IAA), operators of IX Australia, we are pleased to announce the launch of the New Zealand Internet Exchange Incorporated (NZIX Inc),” said Chairman Davey Goode.

“Through the support of the team at IAA we have developed a member governed, neutral peering exchange which will provide easier and more cost effective interconnects for the internet community of New Zealand.

“Moving forward the NZIX Inc committee will take on overseeing the management and growth of the exchange with the ongoing support of IAA.”

“As a founding member of NZ-IX Inc we are committed to providing ongoing support to the exchange growth,” said IAA President Tom Berryman. “The development of an independent and neutral peering exchange in New Zealand benefits the internet community in the region by introducing more peering options and services, as well as our existing membership and peering base at home in Australia.”

The AKL-IX exchange has been in a trial period for 12 months, and the exchange will commence charging for services from 1 July 2016.

We are now inviting all our current peers to sign up as members of NZIX Inc by visiting https://portal.akl-ix.nz/ and ordering the required port size, 1GB or 10GB, both sizes will be charged at $350 NZD per month (excluding GST).

NZIX looks forward to the support of our existing peers, and welcomes new peers to contact us to join.

For further information please contact peering@akl-ix.nz or visit www.akl-ix.nz

New Zealand Internet Exchange Incorporated Foundation Members
CloudFlare, Inc
Connectivity I.T.
Full Flavour Ltd
Inspire Net Ltd
Lightwire Limited
Vibe Communications LTD
Vocus Pty Ltd
Internet Association of Australia Inc.

New Zealand Internet Exchange Incorporated Committee Members
Davey Goode, Vibe Communications LTD (Chairman)
Joseph Wooller, Internet Association of Australia Inc. (Secretary)
Petar Nikolich, Internet Association of Australia Inc.(Treasurer)
Chris Browning, Lightwire Limited
Dave Mill, Inspire Net Ltd
Tom Paseka, CloudFlare, Inc

IAA and AXONVX deliver WA’s first direct connection to Microsoft Expressroute for Office 365

The Internet Association of Australia (IAA) and NEXTDC, Australia’s leading Data-Centre-as-aService provider, are proud to announce the successful launch of our Microsoft ExpressRoute VLL service on the AXONVX virtual exchange.

With this launch, on Friday February 26th 2016 IAA successfully delivered the first ExpressRoute service to a Perth location from Microsoft via AXONVX. This is the first ExpressRoute service to go live in WA.

NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie said “As a carrier and service-provider neutral platform AXONVX is free to facilitate any kind of connectivity service, and by partnering with the not-for-profit peering exchange IX Australia we have delivered Western Australia’s first direct connection to Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365, and demonstrated our organisations’ commitment to delivering the benefits of neutrality to the market.”

“As a member driven association IAA strive to provide any services which support our members and the Internet as a whole in Australia,” said Association President, Tom Berryman. “Developing meaningful partnerships within the industry are essential to the Association’s goals, and we are pleased to be working with NEXTDC and AXONVX to deliver Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365, and look forward to working with new partners in this space”.

“Microsoft ExpressRoute services are available to all NEXTDC customers and to IAA members with paid peering services on IX Australia exchanges,” said IX Australia Technical manager Joe Wooller. “AXONVX and IX Australia are offering a period of free, reciprocal access to each other’s networks.”

NEXTDC is offering partners six-months free connection to AXONVX for a limited time.

In January, Association members supported a name change from the Western Australian Internet Association, to the Internet Association of Australia, reflecting the Association’s growth to represent a more national membership.

“As providers of Australia’s only not-for-profit and carrier natural Internet peering exchange, IX Australia, the Association will continue to provide quality services to our members,” said Berryman.

“The IAA Executive remains committed to developing projects that support both members’ needs and the Internet community.”

The Association welcomes any interested parties to contact us to discuss possible partnerships or projects by phoning 1300 652 132 or emailing info@internet.asn.au