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Hitting New Records

During the month of August, as lockdown commenced, the traffic through the exchanges started soaring. Incredibly, both AKL-IX and CHC-IX hit new records, with AKL-IX peaking at 341Gbps with plenty of room to spare. The peaks have continued throughout lockdown, with weekday highs ranging between low to mid 300Gbps. We could not be more proud […]

Mask Mailout

Earlier this month, as a thank you to all our fantastic members, we sent out our custom NZIX masks. With the recent mask mandates here in New Zealand, your mask will definitely be put to good use. Made from milk fibre and cotton material with PM2.5 filters, they are comfortable, breathable, and definitely one of […]

WLG-IX – Are We There Yet?

The plan to launch the much-anticipated WLG-IX was unfortunately pushed back due to lockdown restrictions affecting important work needed to get the new IX up and running. We would thank all the members who have pre-ordered their services and are now waiting patiently for the impending launch. We are pleased to announce the soft launch […]

Taking Care of the Future

After the last NZIX AGM, our membership discussed a decline of incoming talent and an aging incumbent population. It was noted that the membership believed tertiary education institutions were not currently teaching the skills needed for the field, and historically, people learned by making mistakes on residential ISP’s. Unfortunately, the tolerance around faults has reduced […]

Special Resolutions – Changes to the NZIX Society Rules

Earlier this year, the NZIX committee reviewed the current Society rules and after seeking advice from their legal team, have proposed a number of special resolutions to rectify timing issues regarding the draft audited financials being produced in time for the Annual General Meeting. In May 2021 the NZIX Committee passed a motion to support […]

AGM Roundup

Thank you to all who attended the Annual General Meeting either in person or online, it was a great evening. Welcome and Chair’s Report The AGM kicked off with Chris Browning delivering a welcome followed by the Chair’s report. The report provided an overview of the Society in 2021, a brief mention of what’s to […]

Internet Systems Consortium F-Root

NZIX welcomes the Internet Systems Consortium F-Root DNS server to AKL-IX! Interconnection and compute graciously provided by InternetNZ for all AKL-IX members to enjoy lower latency DNS resolution! This one is a freebie for ISC and a welcome one to strengthen the redundancy of a critical component to the internet!

NZIX Grows Peering Footprint with Chorus EdgeConnect

In collaboration with Chorus, NZIX continues to offer peering from any handover port on Chorus’ ultra-fast broadband network and is now available in the Auckland Internet Exchange (AKL-IX) and Christchurch Internet Exchange (CHC-IX) is coming soon. Chorus EdgeConnect enables Chorus customers to communicate with other NZIX members on the same exchange. This will enable connections […]

What’s Happening in Wellington?

After much planning and negotiations, the launch of  WLG-IX in 2021 is becoming a reality. WLG-IX is estimated to go live around September 2021 with switches set to arrive soon and fibre orders almost complete. The new PoP’s will be located at Xtreme DC and Spark Featherston St – see you there!

Auckland Update

Auckland links have undergone an increase in bandwidth with a 200G diverse link between each datacentre. This upgrade will ensure ample capacity within the IX , meaning that those big game update nights will not go beyond our limits.  In more good news, the latest PoP – DataVault, is up and running, located at 162 […]