Upcoming Meetings and Events

The next Ohio IX Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 9th, 2020, at 9:30am. The location will be via a Zoom call. Details will be sent to the Board of Directors. Any member who would like to attend should contact us for call in details.

 

May 2020 Ohio IX Meeting

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

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved

Governance – no updates

Treasurer’s Report

Associate & Senior Member Applications – no new applications at this time

Content Sourcing –

  • Brent is still working on same prospects, he also reached out to FaceBook.

Marketing Committee –

  • Nancy and Brent talked to Waddell Solutions. They are still working on transport from Cincinnati to Columbus to become a remote switch operator
  • Chris, Brent and Nancy met to discuss new ideas.   We are going to do a member spotlight on LinkedIn to try and help to get the word out. We started this a few weeks ago and will to Senior members on Tuesdays and Associate Members on Thursdays. It would be helpful if members went to the profile to like and share. Also share any posts that you see on the IX.
  • We discussed doing spotlight videos. Brent is checking with someone that could do it. Once know more on cost, will bring back to the board for discussion.
  • We want to set up a new email account so we can track results of Marketing efforts. We would like to ixinfo@ohioix.net. Marijan is going to help set it up.

CTO

  • We are turning up Vision CTS
  • IPv4 request has been sent to ARIN, we are waiting on approval.
  • The maintenance that was scheduled for Friday on our equipment is being rescheduled.
  • Our traffic has dropped, IFN is getting traffic from Fastly and Cloudflare. It is a reduction of 3 -4 Gig since April. We are going to reach out to them to see if they have done maintenance or something that affected the traffic.
  • We haven’t had luck getting in touch with Everstream on their traffic. We need to include Chuck Girt on correspondence as well.

 Old / New Business

No new or old business discussed

Next meeting will be June 4, 2020. This will be a remote meeting and conference bridge will be sent out.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Tiemeier

April 2020 Ohio IX Meeting

April 9, 2020 Ohio IX Meeting

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

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved

Governance – went over the Chairman position with Tim gone (reviewed with Greg what we have decided on)

Treasurer’s Report – Approved

Associate & Senior Member Applications – Rowe Networks submitted a senior membership. Will connect through Bresco’s remote switch. Discussed and approved

Content Sourcing –

  • Reminder that members can peer with gtt through Bresco.
  • Brent was contacted by someone to connect Equinix to Columbus through IX reach. We would have to pay a port fee and connection fee to access resources on their IX. We want to continue discussions.
  • Brian and Adam reached out to OARnet but haven’t heard anything back regarding Twitch. Greg Dunn will also reach out.

Marketing Committee –

  • The March event with Accent, Bresco, Cologix and IX was canceled due to covid-19
  • Going to look at virtual options to get the word out on the IX
  • One suggestion is to put information out on LinkedIN and also do member spotlights on LinkedIn.
  • Suggestion to send something out to current members to update everyone on current membership and requests to inform others on the IX
  • It was noticed that Tim’s LinkedIn profile still shows him as the Chairman of the IX. Doug will talk to him to remove it.
  • Suggested board members link their profile to the IX
  • Kim will send Chris information on past press releases and how we submitted them.
  • Adam provided Kim content for the website on usage tables and graphs. Membership information has also been updated.

CTO

  • Skymesh is now online
  • We are exceeding 8 Gig/day
  • New switch (100 G) was delivered to Adam. They are testing connectivity options
  • We should make efforts for local providers to peer and improve work from home. If we could get Spectrum, WOW and AT&T to join, it would be great so traffic didn’t go to Chicago. Brent has talked to WOW but Spectrum and AT&T don’t usually peer with Exchanges.
  • Would like to push downstream ANS users to be associated with the IX. Will continue to discuss

 Old / New Business

  • Discussed previous email requirement by TopGolf to complete our meeting by September 1.  Brent had a call with the manager and due to the unprecedented coronavirus situation, they are much more flexible about when we have a meeting.  Likely could be extended into next year.
  • No date set yet for the annual meeting while we pay attention to the coronavirus situation, but Doug asked that members keep an eye on July or August as possible annual meeting months.  Suggested that we could hold the meeting without doing an event at TopGolf and then maybe just do a member appreciate day on a future date.

 Next meeting – May 7th at 9:30. This will also be a video conference

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

March 2020 Ohio IX Meeting

March 5, 2020 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees: Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Marijan Adam, Adam Kujawski, Chris Cameron, Luke Skidmore, Kim Gerhart, Brian Riley

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved

Governance – n/a

Treasurer’s Report

Associate & Senior Member Applications – WAN Dynamics submitted an Associate application. It was discussed and the vote was approved.

Content Sourcing – Twitch, there has been a soft turn down, we need to get Peering DB in order. OARnet is key in updating this and Brian Riley will reach out to them. We are still waiting on Google; we are in the Que.

Marketing Committee – Chris Cameron, Brent Beatty, Chris Tovar from Bresco and Nancy Tiemeier met to discuss Marketing goals.

  • We want to promote our members and add logos to the members page for those that are interested.
  • Press releases on new members
  • Kim is the current webmaster and she will continue to handle changes and updates to the website. She is working on organizing the website so now is a good time to add logos etc.
  • Accent and other sponsors are having an NCAA event and will allow Ohio IX to be a sponsor at no charge so we can try to market ourselves to the attendees.
  • We can’t find the old banner that was done promoting the IX but agreed that we need a new one. We will work on getting one made.
  • Chris Tovar from Bresco will continue to be on the committee going forward
  • Brent picked up business cards that everyone can give to promote the IX. They don’t have individual names but provide general information. They will be given out to everyone.
  • OhioX is a non-profit technology initiative that has started, it might be worth us being a member. We will send some information out. The cost is $1000 a year.
  • Westerville is a finalist for the Top 7 Smart Cities though ICF. They are doing an event in the Westerville DC in April and want to give us a table. He is sending information out.
  • OH NUG – There are 700 members and are having a meeting on April 23rd at Brew Dog and may be worth some people attending. Ohio IX members are invited.
  • We need to update the marketing slick we currently use.
  • We are going to set up a Twitter account.

 CTO

  • We are peaking over 7 Gig
  • We are looking at getting additional resources from ARIN and are working to increase our IP’s
  • Adam is working with Kim on links to the graphs that can be put on the website
  • We need to decide if we want to announce additional ASN’s that are using the IX (through existing members connections. This can help to add traffic which is important. We will continue discussions on this and bring it up with Doug.
  • Vision CTS connection is completed.
  • The IXP Manager information has been loaded. Adam will do a demo at the annual meeting.

 Old / New Business

  • Brent reached out to Top Golf to secure the date for the Annual Meeting. Our first choice is April 16th and second is April 22nd. We need to get the official notice out 30 days prior to the meeting.

Next meeting – April 9th at Accent Communications. This will be a quick prep meeting for the annual meeting.

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

February 2020 Ohio IX Meeting

February 6, 2020 Ohio IX Meeting

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

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved with changes

Governance – n/a

Treasurer’s Report

Associate & Senior Member Applications – None at this time

Content Sourcing – Google has gone dark for now but Brent is still keeping in touch. Still talking to other possible new members

Marketing Committee – The Board of Directors has been added to the FAQ section of the website. Asking everyone to review the information. The website has been updated with new members. We need to start planning the annual meeting.

 CTO

  • WeConnect is up and peering
  • Fairlawn Gig – we haven’t had any communication with them
  • The traffic on the IX is peeking around 5Gig, Brent will send out a screenshot of the traffic chart
  • IXP Manager – we will be able to provide graphs and other information on the website but it isn’t ready yet.
  • The infrastructure has been refreshed and we have plenty of capacity
  • We need additional resources from ARIN so we can have our own content. We discussed and moved to allow Marijan to purchase additional IP’s when ready.
  • VLAN is up and running
  • Adam is checking on switches and pricing with our licensing. Adam will send information needed for Endpoint to Doug, Kim and Nancy

Old / New Business

  • Further discussion of filling the Vice Chairman Position – We continued discussions and there was a move to have Brent Beatty fill the Vice Chairman position until the Annual meeting. The move was seconded and passed.
  • Chris Cameron was appointed to chair the Marketing Committee. Nancy and Brent will meet with Chris to discuss goals and needs of the committee
  • Annual Meeting – It was suggested that we have it at Top Golf again. We would invite members as well as interested parties in joining the IX. Proposed dates were April 9th or 16th. Chris Cameron was going to check with Top Golf on availability. The official notice has to be sent 30 days prior to the meeting.
  • We discussed the Welcome Package. Adam will send some additional information to Kim and Kim is going to send out what we are currently using to everyone on the board.

 Next meeting – March 5th at Accent Communications. (This has since been moved to Cologix at 555 Scherers Ct for this month.)

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

January 2020 Ohio IX Meeting

January 13, 2020 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees: Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Marijan Adam, Adam Kujawski, Greg Dunn, Chris Cameron, Luke Skidmore, Kim Gerhart and a guest Bryan Gillespie from H5 Data Centers

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Governance – n/a

Treasurer’s Report

Associate & Senior Member Applications – Senior Memberships – H5 Data Center and Vision Concept Technology. Both were voted on and approved

Content Sourcing – Still working on Google connectivity

CTO

  • All services are currently being managed by us now and not OARnet
  • We have a couple 40G connections activated
  • Fastly is now connected
  • We are averaging about 4 Gb of traffic now
  • Marijan is working with Adam on the IP manager to be installed at Cologix
  • They would like to get approval for a new switch – A motion was made to approve purchasing a new switch not to exceed $15,000 (not counting shipping and taxes). The motion was seconded and passed.
  • We have seen significant growth in our traffic and next month will start showing the usage on our website.
  • Again stressed everyone needs to update peeringdb (content providers really look at that)

Marketing Committee – Kim will update the website with the new members. She updated how companies are listed on the website. If any information is missing, please send it to Kim.

Old / New Business

  • Tim Berelsman has resigned from the Board and as Chairman. We appreciate Tim’s leadership and are a lot further along than we would have been if he hadn’t lead the group to this point. If possible, we would welcome him back on the board if possible in the future.
  • Doug Payauys was nominated and approved to take over the Chairman role until the board appointments are made at the next annual meeting and approved for the next term. We discussed Brent Beatty taking over the Vice Chairman role temporarily and have tabled the discussion until the next meeting. If he does take it over, he will want someone else to take over the Marketing committee. Chris Cameron was recommended for this role. We will continue discussions at the next meeting. Jason Pontius from CentraComm also resigned from the board and there were some discussions as to who could fill that position. Amplex will take the board position. This was voted on and approved.
  • Discussion of senior member payments with the new cost structure. We don’t want existing members to pay more than new members with the older pay structure. Existing members won’t pay the new renewal fee until they have covered what they already have paid (example – if you just paid $3150, you won’t start paying the additional $1,000 until the 4th year when you have gotten credit for the 3 years at $1000).
  • We had a discussion to bring Google caching servers into the IX. Brent will donate bandwidth for a direct peer connection to the IX and upgrade his connection to 40G. The vote will be to bring the servers into the IX through Bresco’s connection. We need to figure out routing and could also need another ASN for the IX. We approved to have the tech committee continue discussions to support the Google Cache servers into our environment.
  • Discussion on H5 having a remote switch. We can provide guidance to them but the IX doesn’t maintain the remote end. They will need a Layer 2 connection and a link to Columbus.

Next meeting will be February 6th at NetGain at 9:30

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

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