Upcoming Meetings and Events

The next Ohio IX Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 2:00PM at the new Cologix data center, located at 585 Scherers Ct. The meeting will be held in the conference room.

April 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

April 10, 2019 (After the Annual Meeting)

Attendees: Tim Berelsman, Doug Payauys, Paul Schopis, Luke Skidmore, Marijan Adam, Nancy Tiemeier, Phil Maag, Jason Pontious, Brian Riley, Brent Beatty,

Election of Officers

The following members were re-elected as officers of the Ohio IX

  • Tim Berelsman – Chairman
  • Doug Payauys – Vice Chairman
  • Kim Gerhart – Treasurer
  • Nancy Tiemeier – Secretary
  • CTO – Marijan Adam

 

The next meeting will be May 10th at 9:30 at NetGain

Meeting Adjourned

Respectfully Submitted,

Nancy Tiemeier

2019 Annual Meeting for Ohio IX

April 10, 2019, Top Golf Event Center

The meeting was called to order by Tim Berelsman

Recording of the Members Present – completed

  • IFN – Tim Berelsman
  • OARnet – Paul Schopis
  • OneIT – Mike Ward (Proxy for Kim Gerhart)
  • Huntington – Mike Holdcroft
  • Horizon – Steve Steele
  • Consolidated Electric – Doug Payauys
  • Washington Electric – Allen Casto
  • Bresco Broadband – Brent Beatty
  • Amplex – Brent Beatty (Proxy for Adam Kujawski)
  • MetaLink – Phil Maag
  • New Knoxville Telephone – Preston Meyer
  • Rack Squared – Josh Grabill
  • CentraCom – Jason Pontious
  • NetGain – Luke Skidmore
  • Cologix – Nancy Tiemeier

Approval of Prior Annual Meeting Minutes – Approved

Treasurers Report

Senior:

Involta in April 2018

Huntington Bank in April 2018

Racksquared in October 2018

 

Associate:

Medina County Fiber in April 2018

Washington Electric in September 2018

All tax and tax-exempt forms and reports have been filed for 2018.

 

Chairman’s Report

A group came together in 2015 at Cologix to put the Ohio IX together which started in 2016.

  • Goal to promote business interest and business communication
  • Working with Fastly and Cloudflare to turn up their network with the IX
  • Testing with MegaPort
  • In 2018 we elected Board Members with staggered starts
  • Jason Pontious and Phil Maag were filling in for positions on the board vacated by prior members
  • In 2019 we have added Amplex as a new Senior member and added ValTech and Stetson as Associate Members
  • There are no new membership fees for 2019 for existing members. New members to the Ohio IX will still pay the standard $3150 for Senior Membership and $500 for Associate.
  • We adopted a Remote Switch Operator Agreement to help reach additional members. You must be a Senior Member to be a Remote Switch Operator. A contract is available for interested members.

Election of Directors

The following Board Member’s term is up – Tim Berelsman, Steve Steele and Paul Schopis.

Nominations for the open positions: Tim Berelsman, Adam Kujawski and Brian Riley. All were elected by unanimous consent.

The following temporary positions were voted on and are now permanent positions – Jason Pontious from CentraComm and Phil Maag from MetaLink.

Other Business

No new business.

Closing Remarks

Brent Beatty and Doug Payauys discussed the benefits of the Ohio IX for attendees.

 

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,

Nancy Tiemeier

Secretary

March 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

March 8, 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees: Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Luke Skidmore, Kim Gerhart, Marijan Adam, ,Tim Berelsman, Chris Cameron, Adam Kujawski, Greg Dunn

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Membership – Associate applications presented for Valtech and Setson. Both were discussed and approved.

Treasurers Report – 

Content Sourcing Committee Update – Nancy, Brent and Marijan had a call with  Fastly. They are interested in joining the IX if no cost to connect for 1 year. At that time all parties will evaluate the traffic and how to proceed. They are filling out the information and providing an LOA for the cross connect. We discussed having language on the website that if there are issues with a member, we can disconnect. We want to check that before connecting Fastly to the IX.

  • Discussion on peering with Amazon, but no board members currently have direct connectivity need to AWS.  No action at this time.
  • Adam had discussion with CloudFlare – Brent, Nancy, Marijan will have discussion with them for reduced cost connectivity.
  • Adam shared that some others might be interest in joining, but connect at 251 Neilston.  Would need remote switch there.

CTO

  • Ready to peer with Valtech
  • IPv6 peering is up – Amplex and Bresco are peering
  • No movement with Everstream to finish peering

Remote Switch Discussion

  • Tim reviewed some renewal language with Greg on the Remote Switch Operator Agreement.  Either party can terminate at will.
  • Information in Remote Switch Agreement about Initial Fee: $3150 Senior, $500 Associate
  • Approval of changes review by Tim (ask Tim for these) – motion by Brent, second by Luke

Marketing Committee

  • Invite ready / RSVP for reception after annual meeting (forward on to technical team members and special guests)
  • Invite for annual meeting needs to go out Tuesday (not before) – April 10th is annual meeting
  • Nancy maintains an email list of members, Kim to reach out to Nancy for this list.
  • Discussion on how to list remote tenants or remote switch operator locations; Kim directed others to review how MICE lists remotes.  Kim will likely mimic MICE’s remote switch web posting for now.

 Governance – No report

Old / New Business

  • Discussion of people to invite to annual meeting (mostly local, but some nationals) – get carriers/interested companies to Brent, Kim, or Nancy.
  • Discussion of reducing senior member fee to make Ohio IX more attractive.
  • Insurance coverage renewals – Tim will process
  • Paul, Steve Steele, Tim up for election. Discussion on whether there should be a nominating committee.
  • Discussion on purchasing switch equipment since we have some funds
  • Discussion about holding annual meeting at an alternative site – Brent will look for hotels at Crosswoods that can handle us.
  • Motion to adjourn at 10:47 AM by Luke, Doug second.

Next meeting April 10th at Cologix (has now been moved to Top Golf) at 1:30 for annual meeting.

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier and Doug Payauys

February 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

February 8, 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees:  Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Luke Skidmore, Kim Gerhart,  Marijan Adam, , Tim Berelsman, Chris Cameron, Phil Maag, Adam Kujawski

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Membership – No new applications

Treasurer’s Report

CTO – CentraComm is fully exchanging.  Amplex is connecting and wants IPv6.  We still need to correct the IPv6 issues and need to work with OARnet on this.  Marijan needs to contact Everstream.  We were looking to add a ticketing system but no update on software options.

Testing with Megaport, Brent is going to split his cross connect to connect 2 VLAN’s to do some testing.  They will provide a free account for 30-60 days.

Marketing Committee – Discussed the annual meeting and networking event.  We are going to have the annual meeting on April 10th at Cologix and will do the networking after.  We want to include the technical people from the existing members as well as any potential new members.  Marijan or someone from the Board may give an overview of the IX.  The committee will put the invite together and will work on a caterer for the event.

Nancy is working with one of the Cologix reps to set up calls for Fastly and Twitch.  Adam has gotten good feedback from Cloudflare and US Signal as well.  Need to set up calls with some of the Board to further discussions with these contacts.  Brent has talked to Planet 1 and WOW to see about joining the IX.  WOW has looked to start and IX as well and Brent is going to see if they would be interested in being a remote switch operator.

Governance – No report

Director Agreements and Conflict of Interest – We have them all completed.

Old / New Business –  

Remote Switch Operator Addendum – The new language looks good.  Discussed that the remote switch operator will be responsible for collecting and providing information to the Ohio IX.  The committee will finish the review of the addendum after this meeting so we can move forward.

Next meeting March 8th – 9:30 at NetGain 8235 Estates Pkwy, Plain City.

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

January 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

January 11, 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees:  Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Luke Skidmore, Kim Gerhart,  Marijan Adam, Greg Dunn, Tim Berelsman, Chris Cameron, Jason Pontious

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Membership – Application received for Amplex Electric submitted application for Senior Membership.  Voted and approved.

Treasurer’s Report

CTO – Racksquared is peering through Bresco (remote switch). There was  a delay in testing for Everstream.  The port had been disabled since they hadn’t been using it.  Marijan will contact them to discuss.

Doug asked about process to turn new members up.  Luke will re-send out process to everyone.  Chris Cameron offered phone numbers for Voicemail to the IX if we wanted them at no charge.

We discussed a ticket system on our end to track turn-ups.  Marijan will look into a Cloud based system.

Update on MegaPort – Brent offered to modify his connection with MegaPort so we could do testing.  He will work with Marijan to start test.

Marketing Committee – A letter will be sent to Adam at Amplex.

Brent suggested Network event for members and their staff to see where the IX is located and to become more familiar.  May do at March meeting at Cologix with lunch or apps after.

Doug suggested doing a Press Release with the new members.  We need someone to put it together and send.  We have used PR Wire in the past.

The Ohio Chamber offered to advertise us and we can advertise them.  Chris also suggested getting with analyst or bloggers.

Governance – No report

Director Agreements and Conflict of Interest – We received the forms back from Chris Cameron.  I will resend to Steve Steele and also will send to Jason for signature.

Old / New Business –  

Remote Switch Operator Addendum – Tim has agreement but hasn’t had time to set up a meeting.  He requested that someone chair this so we can get it done.  Brent offered to chair.  Tim needs to send the latest version to Brent so he can get with the committee and finalize.

Content Sourcing Committee – Brent will chair this to get new members.  Luke, Nancy, Marijan and Adam Kujawski will be on the committee.

Next meeting February 8th – 9:30 at NetGain 8235 Estates Pkwy, Plain City.

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

December 2018 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees:  Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Luke Skidmore, Kim Gerhart,  Paul Schopis, Marijan Adam, Greg Dunn, Brian Riley, Chris Cameron, and guest attendees Bill Fuller with NPG and Adam Kujawski with Amplex.

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Membership – No new applications

Treasurer’s Report

CTO – The issue with the second route server has been resolved.  We are going to eliminate the old copper switch as this led to some of the issues.  Rack Squared is connected through a remote switch (Brent Beatty) and Involta is going live next week.  Discussed opportunities for private peering through VLAN’s

Marketing Committee – Survey results – Kim sent out results which I am attaching here

First choice Second choice Third choice
Amazon Netflix Google
Netflix Amazon Hulu
Netflix Amazon Facebook
Microsoft Google Cloudflare
Microsoft Amazon Cloudflare
Megaport Netflix Google
Megaport Microsoft Amazon
Amazon Prime-Storefront Traffic (NOT AWS) Fastly Microsoft

Amazon: 5

Netflix: 4

Google: 3

Hulu: 1

Facebook: 1

Microsoft: 4

Cloudflare: 2

Megaport: 2

Fastly: 1

Amazon Storefront: 1

We discussed putting a committee together to put together a plan to try and contact these companies and see if we can get some interest.  The committee is Luke, Brent, Nancy, Marijan and Adam Kujawski.

We still need some IP information for the website, Marijan is going to see if he already has this information.

Governance – No report

Director Agreements and Conflict of Interest – We have most of them back and Nancy will send a reminder for any outstanding forms.

Old / New Business –  

Remote Switch Operator Addendum – We need to schedule a call/meeting with the review committee to try and finalize it.

New Dues for 2019:  Due to few expenses in 2018, we moved to have no new dues for existing members and the same dues for new members.  This was moved and passed.

Next meeting – January 11th – 2:30 at NetGain 8235 Estates Pkwy, Plain City.

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

November 2018 Ohio IX Meeting

November 9, 2018 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees:  Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Luke Skidmore, Kim Gerhart,  Paul Schopis, Marijan Adam, Greg Dunn, Tim Berelsman, Chris Cameron

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Membership – No new applications

Treasurer’s Report

CTO – HNB traffic will start after internal freeze in January.  Jeff Orr stated he would be willing to help with the IX if we needed.  Cologix is working to shift traffic to new routers and won’t need copper connection anymore.

Marketing Committee – Brent talked to Amplex and Buckeye Cable.  We sent out a survey to see who members were interested in connecting to.  We have received 5 responses so far.

Governance – No report

Director Agreements and Conflict of Interest – We are using the same documents.  The conflict of interest forms were handed out to those at the meeting and Nancy will send out to those members that were not here.  Board of Director Agreements will be sent to new Board members.

Old / New Business –  

Remote Switch Operator Addendum – Tim reviewed the document and sent it to Doug, Brent, Nancy, Marijan and Kim to review.  They are setting up a follow up call to discuss and provide final recommendations.

Greg Miller is no longer with CentraComm.  We accepted his resignation since he is no longer with the company.  Jason Pontious from CentraComm was suggested to fill that open position.  The Board moved and approved Jason for the open position.

There was a discussion how the Detroit IX allowing schools to join their IX opened up content providers to want to be part of the Exchange.  It might be something to consider here.  We also discussed how OARnet can share some traffic through the Ohio IX.  Netflix may make the most sense initially.  We are interested in getting content and noted that Facebook is going to have a data center in Columbus.  It would make sense to reach out to them.

Next meeting – December 14th – 2:30 at NetGain 8235 Estates Pkwy, Plain City.  We will have a quick meeting and then go for a drink after to celebrate the holiday and a good year.

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

October 2018 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees:  Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Luke Skidmore, Kim Gerhart, Greg Miller,  Phil Maag, Paul Schopis, Marijan Adam, Greg Dunn, Tim Berelsman, Chris Cameron

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Membership – An application was received Rack Squared for Senior Membership.  This was voted on and approved.  Kim will send out an invoice.  No Associate Memberships at this time.

Treasurer’s Report

CTO – No traffic from Huntington yet.  Marijan will reach out if no traffic soon.  We had to renew our domains and completed it for multiple years.  Marijan will set up a link in Google Docs to track who we want to go after (who would like to peer with).

We currently have an aggregate usage on the exchange at 300Mg and have spiked as high as 600 Mg.

We discussed putting together a best practice document.  We should have something to refer to.  Marijan will put something together and work with Brent and Luke to review.  We will check with what AMS uses.

Marketing Committee

Governance – No report

Director Agreements and Conflict of Interest – Nancy is still waiting on Tim to review the existing documents and determine if any changes need to be make.  Tim will work on this for next meeting.

Old / New Business –  

Remote Switch Operator Addendum – We discussed how MICE goes through a process to approve remote switch operators.  To be a remote switch operator, you must be a senior member.  We need to clarify that operators are not making money off of the IX.  Tim will get the committee together for a final review of the contract so we can move forward.

High value targets – discussed what accounts we want to go after.  We talked about how we could connect with Megaport.  We will work on a survey to send to members as to what high level targets would benefit them.

Next meeting – November 9th – 9:30 at NetGain 8235 Estates Pkwy, Plain City

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

September 2018 Ohio IX Meeting

September 7, 2018 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees:  Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Luke Skidmore, , Kim Gerhart, Greg Miller, Brian Riley, Phil Maag, Paul Schopis, Marijan Adam

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Membership – An application was received for Washington Electric for Associate Membership.  This was voted on and approved.  Kim will send out an invoice.  No Senior Memberships at this time.

Treasurer’s Report

CTO – Huntington turned up the port and need to start peering, which should be soon.  Cologix may not need the copper connection to the IX anymore as they are converting all their traffic to the new switches.  There isn’t anything new on the IPv6, Marijan needs to schedule some time with Brent to look at it further.

Marketing Committee – Kim fixed the auto response on the Associate Member online application.  We need some type of notice to go out to let them know they have been approved and will be getting an invoice.

Governance – No report

Director Agreements and Conflict of Interest – Nancy is still waiting on Tim to review the existing documents and determine if any changes need to be make.

Old / New Business –  

Remote Switch Operator Addendum – We discussed the remote switch agreement that Greg Dunn provided.  There are no rules/limitations noted in writing for approved traffic.  We need to make sure there is no conflict with this agreement.  We discussed what was needed to bring remote users online and what the timeline would be.  There is no cost from user to IX ($500 cost to the operator).  Brent suggested a connection fee and/or should give information on who is connecting.   We decided that everyone should look at the document and make comments to the Google Drive in the next week.  MICE’s site lists the remote switch operators and users.  We think we should do the same.

Establish 3 Person Working Group to finalize with Ice Miller – Brent Beatty, Marijan Adam and Tim Berelsman were chosen to be in this group.

Next meeting – October 12 – 9:30 at NetGain 8235 Estates Pkwy, Plain City

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier