Network Engineer Aaron Chidiac recently joined the IAA peering team. Aaron grew up teaching himself computing before completing a diploma in Information Technology Networking. After a traineeship and junior support role with a small ISP, Aaron was promoted and given responsibility for several projects including network consolidation, VoIP infrastructure and a national hardware migration. In […]

IAA members operating as Retail Service Providers (RSPs) will be able to apply for NBN Co’s COVID-19 relief package announced last week. The relief package, developed in response to an industry consultation process involving internet service providers, government and consumer groups, aims to assist customers and families affected by the pandemic. $50 million of the […]

Following on from the article in last month’s newsletter IAA have been working through the steps to implement Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS).  In our efforts to keep the IXP secure, we plan to facilitate a roundtable with the MANRS.org team to start promoting best practice in routing security to members. For more […]

IX Australia is aware several of our members are currently in NEXTDC’s Melbourne M2 data centre with a line to M1 through a third-party carrier for peering. The team at IX Australia are keen to hear if our members would be interested in us delivering services at M2. Should we build a new POP there? […]

Due to the current situation arising from COVID-19, our 2020 events plan will be postponed until we can ensure meeting face to face is safe for our staff, members and the wider community. As an alternative to in person socials, we are working towards running online social and professional development events including meet ups, webinars […]

IAA has seen a more than 30% increase in aggregate traffic across our IXs over the last two weeks. Previously, it would have taken 6 to 12 months for this sort of growth. Rather than the usual traffic pattern, the increase is hitting the internet right across the day. With businesses and schools changing the […]

IAA has recently renewed its sponsorship of the interconnection database PeeringDB. PeeringDB is a database of networks, exchanges and places of interconnection. It uses data that members enter to drive connectivity. Companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and many others use the database to make decisions on where to build out new locations. IAA encourages […]

As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate in Australia and around the world, IAA is placing a high priority on business continuity and have put measures in place to do this safely for our staff and members. IAA recognises its role as a provider of critical infrastructure and our team will be […]

IAA’s is undertaking steps to gain Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) as part of its efforts to run a secure IXP. MANRS is a global initiative that provides crucial fixes to reduce the most common routing threats. Whilst initially designed for network operators, IXP’s play an active role in protecting the Internet and […]

IAA have fulfilled our hosting duties of APRICOT 2020 and would like to thank everyone who attended the event at Melbourne’s Crown Promenade. Despite travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, APRICOT 2020 still attracted over 560 people, from 59 economies. With five days of workshops and over 50 presentation sessions during conference week, the IAA team […]