NZIX is pleased to announce 40G and 100G ports are now available to order.

40G and 100G ports will be available at all three of our Auckland sites

Chorus MDR, Auckland The Data Centre, Auckland (Basement and Level 2) Vocus Data Centre, Albany

40G and 100G ports are charged at $1250 per month +GST with a one off set up fee of $2500 +GST which applies to all new ports.

Orders can be placed now using the NZIX member portal.

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to reach out to our peering team via peering@ix.nz or phone 09 888 9221

On Thursday 13 June the Committee of the New Zealand Internet Exchange Inc (NZIX) held its 2019 Annual General Meeting.

It was great to see so many of our members and industry guests attend the event at the Longroom in Auckland, chaired by committee member Barry Murphy of Devoli Pty Ltd

Society Secretary, Nathan Brookfield of the Internet Association of Australia, commenced the formalities of the AGM with the Secretary’s Report. NXIZ was proud to support the 2019 NZNOG Conference, where our hoodies were a great hit, modelled here by Devoli’s Callum Barr.

The report highlighted membership continuing to steadily grow, with a total of 60 members in March 2019, up from 52 the previous year. Recent updates to by-laws were mentioned. These updates will enable greater clarity regarding financial members in order to stand for committee elections. Changes to the Acceptable Use Policy have also been implemented to reflect NZ law. All documents outlining these changes are now available on the NZIX website.

Treasurer Dave Mill was pleased to announce that as of November 2018 NZIX has repaid its loan to IAA, still making a profit of $64,196 for 2018/19, with $145,862 cash on hand at end year.

Due to the streaming demands being placed on New Zealand through the delivery of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, NZIX have been working to facilitate network upgrades to support our member’s needs. A project that was already in the pipeline, the RWC increased the demand for 40G and 100G in NZ which has driven the need for this project to be pushed forward to facilitate the smooth coverage of the nation’s favourite sport at the event starting in September.

Additional spends for this year include building a 100G ring around our 3 existing pops, funding to cover work by Nathan Ward of SearchLight, Capex expenses and moving into Spark colocation in MDR. If required, a pre-arranged loan from IAA is available.

Tim Rapheal from IX Australia delivered the technical report in which he highlighted that this year there were 69 unique peers, an aggregate peak in excess of 97.9Gbit/s on May 9 2019, an average nightly aggregate of approximately 80Gbit/s, 51,419 IPv4 Routes and 24,759 IPv6 Routes.

Following the official close of the AGM, Nathan Ward of SearchLight delivered a presentation on the new AKL-IX 100G ring. Starting with a retrospective look at the state of how things worked previously, Nathan explained how member demand, in particular the current streaming demand for the RWC in NZ was the driving force behind the earlier than planned upgrade.   

The project includes increasing the core from 40G to 100G, new switches (3 in production and 1 spare), removal of some current switches, completion of the ring, offering of 40G and 100G member ports and a move to a Spark rack in MDR.

The plan for the future is to double up the 100G links, initially between 220Q and MDR, with the possibility to triple the 100G links over time. NZIX plan to retire 1G at MDR/Vocus as peers move to over to 10G, allowing equipment to be used to expand to new sites around the country.

AGM slides are available here. Meeting minutes will be sent to the voting contacts of all NZIX members.

If you would like any additional information, or have any feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out to the team via info@ix.nz.

Dear Members

The Committee of the New Zealand Internet Exchange Inc (NZIX) would like to invite all members to attend the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Date: Thursday 13th June 2019
Time: 5:30pm 
Place: The Longroom, 114 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland

The meeting agenda is available for download here.

There will be a presentation on the NZIX 100G Ring Project by Nathan Ward following the meeting formalities. 

RSVP now via the members portal. Additional guests can be registered for the AGM by first adding them as a contact within the portal. 

For any assistance registering please email our admin team on events@ix.nz or phone +64 9888 9221. 

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Regards,

Nathan Brookfield
Secretary, New Zealand Internet Exchange Inc

Our Committee has recently updated the NZIX by-laws to introduce 6.4, which clarifies the voting rights of any exchange participant receiving complimentary services. The updated section reads as follows:

“Members who pay for their services, and are in good standing, will be classed as Full Members (see section 5.3 of the NZIX society rules), and will therefore have voting rights in the Society and may nominate to represent their organisation on the NZIX committee. Members shall be entitled to one (1) vote on each matter submitted to the Members. Members who receive services at no charge will be classed as Affiliate Members (see section 5.4 of the NZIX society rules) and will therefore have no voting rights in the Society and may not be nominated to represent their organisation on the NZIX committee.”

Members who would like more information on the Committee or by-laws can contact info@ix.nz

The Committee would like to invite all our members to attend the 2019 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.
Further details including a meeting agenda will be circulated to members’ voting contacts.

Thursday 13 June, 2019, from 5.30pm
The Longroom, 114 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland.
Food and drinks provided.

A major upgrade of our Auckland infrastructure is underway as we roll out a new offer to NZIX Members.

From mid 2019, we are planning to offer 40G and 100G ports at all three Auckland locations.

The proposed pricing is $1250 per month for a 40G or 100G port, with a once off installation fee of $2500. Members will need to supply their own optics for their own equipment.

We can also offer LACP bundles of 10G if required.

To express your interest in a 40G or 100G port please email info@ix.nz

The Committee of the New Zealand Internet Exchange Inc (NZIX) would like to invite all our members to attend the 2019 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.

Further details including a meeting agenda will be circulated to members’ voting contacts.

Thursday 13th June 2019 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 your member account.

If you need assistance with the members portal please contact our Admin Team on admin@ix.nz or call +64 9888 9221

We were delighted to guest blog for APNIC this month, talking about how our member run IX has grown over the past few years, and what is ahead for our network with the Rugby World Cup streaming in 2019.

Read all about it here.

For those who attended NZNOG this year, you will have heard about the massive growth experienced by NZIX over the past 12 months, with an 82% increase to traffic on the IX at peak.

Growth is only meaningful with the right analysis, so we are pleased to announce that New Zealand members can now access exclusive flow-based metrics data in the Members Portal.

Login and select the Metrics panel to view a breakdown of traffic flows by Peer . This new feature will enable members to make a more accurate assessment of the areas providing best value for their business and where they might be missing out.

Similar metrics analysis will be rolled out to Australian-based IX services over the next 9 months.

If you weren’t able to attend NZNOG you can catch Tim’s presentation here, and download the slides here. If you need assistance with portal access, or with any feedback please drop us a line to info@ix.nz