Upcoming Meetings and Events

The next Ohio IX Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 13th, 2020, at 9:30am. The location will be at Cologix, 555 Scherers Ct, Columbus, OH 43085 in the Columbus 3 conference room.

 

December 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees: Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Marijan Adam, Adam Kujawski, Brian Riley, Greg Dunn, Chris Cameron, Kim Gerhart and two guests from WeConnect (Todd Jackson and Bryan Mundy)

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Due to the end of year celebration, we had a condensed meeting.

Associate & Senior Member Applications – New Senior applications

  • WeConnect (City of Westerville)
  • Skymesh, Inc
  • City of Fairlawn DBA Fairlawn Gig

 All three were voted on and approved

Old / New Business

We had a discussion on the validity of Tim Berelsman being able to keep his position on the Board of Directors. The By-Laws state you must be an active senior member (since the Associate member position is already filled).   This will discussed again at the January meeting.

Next meeting will be January 13th

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

November 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees: Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Marijan Adam, Adam Kujawski, Phil Maag, Brian Riley, Greg Dunn, Chris Cameron, Luke Skidmore, Jason Pontious

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Governance – Greg looked at the language regarding dues and said we should be ok to prorate existing customers to cover costs they have already paid versus the new membership fee.

Treasurer’s Report

Associate & Senior Member Applications

Content Sourcing 

  • Talked to Twitch and Wow.
  • Waddell and Cincy Bell want to be a remote switch, Brent has a meeting with them December 10th.
  • Adam and Brent talked with some at Nanog including Fastly. They will connect in a few weeks and are looking at 2 ports.
  • Bresco was approved with Google to cache and can share some with the IX.
  • Adam is talking to Ohio Telecom who are a CISP

CTO

  • First route servers have been switched. The second one will be done this week.
  • Looking to do a hard cutover over Thanksgiving. They will notify members 1-2 weeks ahead of time.
  • Again asked that everyone list themselves with Peeringdb. We will send letters to members that have not done so. This helps for people to find us and help to gain interest for new members
  • Cloudflare is not announcing to the servers but is to Adam. That is their policy. Need to contact them directly to peer and must be in Peering db

Marketing Committee

  • Following companies are interested – WeConnect, MadeIT, Fairlawn Gig and Zip Communications. Still working with them.

Old / New Business

Membership subcommittee pricing discussion – We need to track how much existing members have paid so we know when to start billing them the $1000 a year fee.

HE’s agreement comes up in April so we need to start discussions on how want to renew.

Gtt is now available on the IX. They are connected thru a VLAN – NNI with Bresco. This is the first step and if enough interest they will consider moving directly to the IX.

 

Next meeting December 10th at the Beer Barrel in Plain City at 2:30. This will be our end of year meeting / celebration.

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

October 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees: Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Marijan Adam, Adam Kujawski, Phil Maag, Brian Riley, Tim Berelsman, Greg Dunn

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Governance – Greg informed us that Shelby has left the firm.

Treasurer’s Report

Associate & Senior Member Applications – No new applications

Content Sourcing

CTO

  • Switching out PDUs
  • Working on configurations on the temporary route server
  • Going to switch route servers to our control this month
  • Traffic is increasing

Marketing Committee

Old / New Business – NA

Next meeting November 8th at NetGain.

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

August 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees: Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Marijan Adam, Adam Kujawski, Jason Pontious, Chris Cameron, Phil Maag, Brian Riley, Tim Berelsman

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Governance – n/a

Treasurer’s Report – Kim was unable to attend, she will update in the September meeting.

Associate & Senior Member Applications –

Senior application – City of Hilliard, application approved

Content Sourcing

CTO

  • Weekly calls have been beneficial.
  • The new hardware has arrived, looking to start installing. Get equipment talking next week and the software the following week. The switch will be have that and then the patch panel.
  • Still no word from OARnet on the route servers, may just transition to the new ones. They are the NOC today but looking to take that back over. We need to decide how want to handle it and may need to purchase a service to monitor it and be the NOC.

Marketing Committee

Old / New Business

Membership Discussion – At the last Board meeting, we assigned a sub-committee to look at our membership dues and make a recommendation for going forward.  After much discussion, this is what we feel would good for the group and our potential members.

Senior Membership – $1000 initially and $1000 a year (1 or 10G port)

Senior Membership – $2500 initially and $2500 a year (40G port if available)

Senior Membership – $4000 initially and $4000 a year (100G port if available.  This is more for future but wanted it included)

Associate Membership – $500 initially and $500 a year

We also felt it would be good to provide about 10% of the switch ports (not including ports on remote switches managed by IX members) pro bono for Government or Strategic accounts that would either help us to bring in new members or traffic.  All of these members would be reviewed once a year to confirm we should continue them for the next year or if we need to cancel this benefit since we didn’t get the result that we anticipated.  We could make that percentage higher based on the potential of the requested member.

If a member signed up for membership the 3rd Quarter of the year, they would pay 50% of the membership and if they signed up in the 4th Quarter of the year they would pay 25%.  This would encourage members to join throughout the year and not make the administration of it too difficult.  This would make membership renewals all be due at the same time every year.

We will continue discussions at the next meeting.

Next meeting September 6th at NetGain.

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

July 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

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

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Governance – n/a

Treasurer’s Report

Associate & Senior Member Applications – No new applications

Content Sourcing –

  • Brent is discussing with Netflix and gtt.
  • Still talking to Waddell Solutions

CTO

  • The new switch is in the cabinet with 4 Gig modules. They have also delivered patch panels and cables.
  • We were looking to take over management from OARnet but had issues with the route servers. This is still the goal but got delayed. We are still working towards it.
  • Traffic is hitting 1 Gig consistently and occasionally hitting 5 Gig.

Marketing Committee

Old / New Business

  • The committee is going to get together to discuss ideas for the cost structure.
  • Tim is still acting as part of ComNet

Next meeting August at Cologix at 9:30

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

June 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

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

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Governance – Greg reviewed the IX Regulations regarding Tim maintaining his board position. His findings: .  Looking at 4.3 of the Ohio IX Code of Regulations, which says in pertinent part:  “A Director must be an employee or designee of a Senior Member…”.  So since Tim is working as an independent contractor for IFN, a Senior Member, as long as he is its designee I don’t think we have a problem.

We voted on keeping Tim on the board and as chairman – It passed. Tim abstained from the vote.

Membership – No new applications

Treasurer’s Report

  • Following motion was made – Kim Gerhart will remain as Treasurer and can have access to bank accounts as well as the Chairman and Vice Chairman. Chris Cameron moved and Luke Skidmore seconded. Motion was voted and passed.
  • Following motion was made – We are looking to change banks from First Commonwealth and move to PNC. We will close the account at First Commonwealth. Nancy Tiemeier moved, Brent Beatty seconded. Motion was voted and passed.

 

Associate & Senior Member Applications – No new applications

 

Content Sourcing –

  • Brent is discussing with Netflix and Twitch. Twitch wants more traffic before they will connect. He thinks Netflix will happen
  • Fastly has gone dark, we will reach out again
  • Intelliwave – Chris asked about their status, we talked to them at the annual meeting. He will follow up with them
  • Discussed putting together non-technical information on why enterprise, government and others should join.
  • Brent is working with gtt and the City of Hilliard to join as a senior member
  • Was recommended that we reach out to the Ohio Broadband Caucus to get them to promote us as well as Jobs Ohio and Columbus 2020
  • We need our existing members to put more traffic over the exchange
  • Suggested to look at Marketing company to help put materials together. MICE has a nice presentation on their website.
  • Cloudflare is up, they have handed it off to their network team to get the peering started

 

CTO

  • Everstream connectivity confirmed on our side. We need to work with them to start peering
  • We set up access for Adam on our host and we are working on IP Manager.
  • We would like a second switch, same as we have now for a spare. We would also get modules for 40 G. This would also give us the ability to set up IP Manager ourselves. The cost for the equipment, modules etc should not be more than $15,000. Adam pointed out that if we wanted to buy this model of switch, we need to do it this month or it will get more difficult to find since it is an older model. Motion was made to approve Marijan purchasing gear and modules with a budget cap of $15,000. This was passed.
  • IXP Manager – Adam has been working with this and there is an issue with the SNMP table. OARnet has it locked down. We need to get this corrected. We also need SNMP access for the remote switches. Brent will get with Adam to provide access for his remote switch.
  • There has been weekly tech meetings on Thursdays and will continue these at 3:00 on Thursdays. Anyone can call into the call and recommended for technical member contacts.
  • A Quarterly newsletter was suggested to keep members updated on technical information.

 

Marketing Committee

  • Gtt is still deciding about joining
  • Cincinnati Bell is trying to push it through
  • The City of Hilliard is in legal review
  • Fairlawn Gig is discussing joining

 

Old / New Business

  • Cost structure – We discussed our current fee structure and discussed different options to try and get new membership. Some current fees out there – Detroit is free, MICE is $250/yr, United IX is $500 a month but free until 10% port utilization. We discussed possibly having a minor membership (non-voting)with a 1G port as well as other options. A committee was put together to discuss further. The committee is Adam, Chris, Nancy and Brent.
  • Motion to adjourn.

 

Next meeting July 12th at Cologix at 9:30

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

May 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

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

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

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

Treasurer’s Report

Associate Member Applications – Little Miami Gig, MORPC, NPG Solutions – All were approved. Tim Berelsman abstained on vote for Miami Gig

Senior Member Applications – no new applications.

Content Sourcing –

  • Cloudflare – IP information was sent and cross connect is done. Brent will reach out to them.
  • Fastly has gone dark, we will reach out again
  • Netflix – sent some data. They usually look for about 5 Gig of data. Bresco has about 3 Gig and Ampex has 3 Gig as well. Since we are a non-profit, they want one member to house the servers and be responsible for them. Brent is willing to host the server and handle the cache.
  • Twitch reached out to Brent and we discussed how they would be a great addition.   Brent is going to get back with them and discuss.
  • gtt and the City of Hilliard are planning to join as a senior member

CTO

  • Added Brent as a remote switch operator
  • Traffic peaks are 800 Mbps and higher
  • Need to figure out how to get the statistics from the remote operators to give us total traffic
  • Plan to put graph on website of usage once we hit 1 Gig
  • CEC plans to start moving more traffic to the IX based on changes they are making to their network
  • Everstream still not peering. The IP is pinging and the cross connect is complete.
  • Horizon looking to let residential users connect through their IX connection – 4 to 5 Gig on Netflix

Marketing Committee

  • Need to update dues on the website for 2018 and 2019 as $0
  • The City of Hilliard is planning to be a senior member, getting ASN
  • Fairlawn Gig plans to join as soon as 100G is complete
  • Untangled Lightspeed will submit senior application
  • The City of Columbus, City of Dublin and City of Westerville would be good Associate Members. We are working with them.
  • CBTS wants to join and possibly be a remote switch operator
  • Waddell Solutions also may be interested in being a remote switch operator in Cincinnati
  • We need to track remote switch operators, they need to provide technical information on where they are at

 Governance – No report

Old / New Business

  • Tim is going to be CEO for Miami Gig. He would like to stay on the board as Chairman. We will discuss more in June when he is officially working for this new company
  • Budget for 2019 – need to establish. We need to purchase some equipment – 40 and 100G compatible. We have enough capacity for 10 G. Adam proposes MX204 – 400 G router QFX5110 series
  • We need a new OARnet contact since Paul has retired.
  • Adam offered to maintain the IX for 2 years, keeping the colo server in Columbus.   Adam, Brent and Marijan will meet.
  • It was suggested that we list with IXP.db
  • Motion to adjourn.

Next meeting June 6th at Cologix at 2:00 (this date will be possibly changing to June 5th due to schedule conflicts)

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

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