Bring up your session on Route Server 2

In August 2017 New Zealand Internet Exchange Inc brought in a second route server. Route Server 2 (RS2) offers our peers increased resilience should Route Server 1 (RS1) ever become isolated or fail. We’ve reached out to all our peers directly to bring up these new sessions, however there are a number of sessions yet to be established.

We’re encouraging all our peers to bring up their sessions on RS2 – special thanks to those that have already done so.

Address information for RS2 is as follows
(43.243.21.254 and 2001:07FA:0011:6:0:1DB6:0:2).

Do you need a hand? Reach out to our Support Team at peering@ix.nz if you need some assistance bringing up your session on RS2.

Member Survey

Following the recent Annual General Meeting, the new committee are busy working behind the scenes and discussing the future direction of the society, including the growth of the IX. We are keen to hear your thoughts on how and where the network should grow.

We have set up a very quick survey to get your input, please take a couple of minutes to have your say.

The survey will close on Friday 9th November and we will update you on the results and how this informs our plans.

Have your say now!

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Annual General Meeting Results

It was great to see so many of our members, and interested industry members, turn out to our Annual General Meeting last week.

The formalities of the AGM involved a vote from the membership to support a rule change for the society. The proposed change enables the society to access additional tax deductions from Inland Revenue. We are pleased to confirm that the motion was passed by the members, the society staff will now progress the rule change process with the Companies Office.

The AGM also saw the first committee member elections since the society was established.

The Committee would like to extend their thanks to outgoing Chair, Davey Goode from Devoli as well as committee member Kevin Cox of DTS. Your contributions to the committee are appreciated and we look forward to your continued involvement as members.

It was great to have so many nominees put themselves forward to join the committee. With only two positions available it was great to have six nominations on the ballot. Thank you to everyone that put their name forward.

We are pleased to announce that Simon Allard of Vocus Communications, and Barry Murphy of Devoli Pty Ltd have been elected to the committee. The committee are looking forward to working together to move the society forward.

Following the AGM we were excited to hear from Shane Alcock of the OpenLI project. NZIX are pleased to support the OpenLI team in their development of software to meet the requirements New Zealand’s TICSA legislation.

If you have any thoughts or feedback for the committee we welcome you to get in touch by emailing admin@ix.nz.

 

 

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NZIX AGM: A message from Committee Nominee Jeff Morgan

Dear Members,

I am seeking election to the NZIX Committee because I feel I have the right combination of technical skills and experience to represent our current and future members.

I want to represent all of our NZIX members, big or small, discover how we can grow NZIX for everyone, and ensure the current established neutrality remains.

As a member of the NZIX committee it would be my priority to assist in planning the evolution and development of the NZIX.

I am a Senior Network Engineer with over 15 years industry experience. I’m a problem solver that likes to think outside the box. I have over 5 years experience with Extreme Networks switching, which the NZIX is built upon, integrating Extreme into many well-known medium to large NZ enterprises, large schools, and polytechnics.

When I’m not at work, or running after the kids at home, I can often be found relaxing with a nice whisky, and tinkering with home automation, electronics, and IoT devices.

I want to be a voice for you on the committee, giving up my time for this role, and attending NZIX committee meetings in order to help evolve NZIX through the next stage of its growth.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me: jeff.morgan@btg.co.nz or via Twitter @jeffmorgannz

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NZIX AGM: A message from Committee Nominee Barry Murphy

I have been involved in the internet space for nearly 2 decades and in that time, I’ve had dealings with just about every telecommunications company in New Zealand (and Australia) either directly or indirectly.

In February 2016, I was honoured to be invited to be a trustee of NZNog where since joining I have been involved in two successful conferences and the scouting and planning of three events.

My skills are particularly good in entrepreneurship having been an owner of three successful companies; meaning, planning,  budgeting, doing what is necessary & always keeping eye on the ball to make something successful which is what I can bring to the table.

I have an extensive knowledge of the industry and have a great understanding of those that use it, or at least manage it, such as connecting with people and peering etc.

Many years ago, I used to run, and still do (while very outdated) ispmap.co.nz which was a means to show the peering of NZ ISP’s, since then much more advanced and pretty looking BGP tools have become available.

While it is not my intention to re-write tools that have become available, I come up with some great ideas; given the resources to help take them to the next level, could be advantageous of NZIX.

In closing, I would love the opportunity to be part of NZIX and ensuring its stability & growth continue for generations to come.

I can be reached on barry@devoli.com if anyone has any questions they wish to ask.

Many thanks

Barry Murphy

 

2018 Annual General Meeting

The Committee of the New Zealand Internet Exchange Inc (NZIX) would like to invite all our members to attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting.

Join members of the Committee to learn what has been happening during the year and be part of the future plans for the Association. A detailed AGM Pack including Agenda and information on nominating for the committee will be circulated to members’ voting contacts.

Thursday 28th June 2018 from 5.30pm
at The Longroom, 114 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Food and drinks provided. RSVP now via the members portal.

Non-members can register by emailing admin@ix.nz

Register additional guests for the AGM by first adding them as a contact within the portal. If you need assistance with the members portal please contact our Admin Team on admin@ix.nz or call +64 9888 9221

2017 AGM Agenda

An agenda for the meeting is available here. If you are unable to attend and would like to submit a question to the committee please email Kellie at admin@ix.nz. The meeting will not be webstreamed, however minutes of the meeting will be circulated to all members.

Tuesday 27th June 2017 from 5.30pm
at The Longroom, 114 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Food and drinks provided. RSVP now via the members portal.

Register additional guests for the AGM by first adding them as a contact within the portal .

If you need assistance with the members portal, or would like to register as a non-member, please contact our Admin Team on admin@ix.nz or call +64 9888 9221 

Annual General Meeting

The Committee of the New Zealand Internet Exchange Inc (NZIX) would like to invite all our members to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting.

Join members of the Committee to learn what has been happening since NZIX was established in February 2016 and be part of the future plans for the Association.

Tuesday 27th June 2017 from 5.30pm
at The Longroom, 114 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Food and drinks provided. RSVP now via the members portal.

Non-members can register by emailing admin@ix.nz

Register additional guests for the AGM by first adding them as a contact within the portal. If you need assistance with the members portal please contact our Admin Team on admin@ix.nz or call +64 9888 9221