Ohio Ix

August 19, 2022

The meeting was called to order by Doug Payauys

Recording of the members completed

  • Doug Payauys – Adtran Inc
  • Nancy Tiemeier – Cologix
  • Brent Beatty – Bresco
  • Jason Gintert – WAN Dynamics
  • Randy Plaiser – IFN
  • Jarred Davis – Consolidated Electric
  • Marijan Adam – OneIT
    Luke Skidmore – Aunalytics
  • Preston Meyer – NKTelecom – through proxy
  • Aaron Slotness – Involta
  • Omar Ashkhten – Amplex
  • Dustin Wright – Fairlawn Gig
  • Joshua Rowe – Rowe Internet
  • Duanne Powell – City of Hilliard
  • Matt Moran – Integrated Network Concepts
  • Mike Markwood – GeoStar
  • Randall Webb – IFN
  • Todd Myers – Kenneth G Myers Construction
  • Chris Cameron – Accent Communications
  • Allen Casto – Washington Electric
  • Chris Kane – Arista
  • Todd Jackson – Medina Fiber
  • Marty Hannigan – Deep Edge Realty – through proxy
  • James Stabler – WE Connect
  • Luke Burkhart – IFN
  • Jonathan Wray – Cologix
  • Eli Callis – Bresco
  • Greg Dunn – Ice Miller
  • Brian Gorenflo – WeConnect
  • Glen Zucker – OneIT
  • Sergii Derevianko – MadeIT
  • Dave Froelich – Arista
  • Tim Lonsway – Agile
  • Vonda Dilley – Horizon
  • Seth Jackson – Stetson LLC

Approval of Agenda – complete

Approval of prior meeting minutes – complete

Acknowledgements – Doug acknowledged the work of the board and committees over the past year

Vision for the Ohio IX – To be a premier Internet Exchange for services and content in the United States.

Value – Low latency connectivity and access to Internet content and resources locally.

Brent reviewed the Membership pricing:
Senior membership – $1000 annually
Associate membership – $500 annually
Port options – Additional 1G or 10G port – $500/year
40G or 100G port – $2,500/ year, additional is $1,500/year

New Members for 2021

Senior Members
FirstComm LLC
GeoStar LLC, DBA GeoStar Communications
Smart Way Communications
Designer Brands, Inc
Cincinnati Bell
Subspace Communications LLC
Linear 1 Technologies
Adtran, Inc.

New members thus far for 2022
Southern Fibernet Corp
MadeIT Inc
Medina Fiber
Waddell Solutions Group
Path Networks, Inc
Deep Edge (Associate)

Peering Benefits – Discussed benefits including lower latency, better throughput, reduced CPU load, offloads more expensive internet pipes and member to member traffic takes a more secure path

Luke Skidmore from Aunalytics discussed how he uses the IX and benefits

Peering Request Etiquette was discussed and the information you should provide

Code of Regulations: Discussion on Proposed Change Discussion

We intend to discuss Code of Regulation changes that better represent and support our membership classes with the Ohio IX board and then propose changes, additions, and deletions for the consideration of the entire membership ahead of the next Ohio IX annual meeting.

Technical Report

Management infrastructure improvements
● Migrated to new Arista network
● New Route Servers with Looking Glass access for members
● Many IXP Manager upgrades and improvements
● Added content caches
● Microsoft
● Netflix
● Packet Clearing House
● Valve/Steam
● New Networks: 19
● New Markets
● Cleveland
● Cincinnati

Ways to get the most out of the Ohio IX
Directly peer with content providers.
● Key peers:
● Amazon
● Akamai
● Cloudflare
● Fastly
● Adjust BGP Local Preference to prefer IX
● Direct Private VLAN between members
● Add Netflix community (40027:40000) to your routes
● Be sure “no bgp enforce-first-as” is configured
● Evaluate traffic patterns cond configuration to see if it
makes sense to traffic engineer more towards the IX.

Board of Directors Election Results
By majority elections using Google Forms Voting for
our 2022 elections:
● Director 1 – Matt Moran
● Director 2 – Jason Gintert
● Director 3 – Brian Riley

We moved to accept and voted to approve

Meeting adjourned
Respectfully Submitted,
Nancy Tiemeier