Great news! IAA is adding Tasmania to our Internet Exchange Network, providing an important advancement in Internet connectivity and capability for the State. The IAA Tech Team will be carrying out final commissioning this month! We’re delighted to note that in anticipation of this, Cloudflare have already put in their pre-order for a port!
CEO, Narelle Clark stated: “IAA is committed to creating a better Internet for Australia and expanding our peering network is an important part of this. Members have been asking us to offer our peering services in Tasmania and we’re keen to be there.”
IAA is Australia’s largest not-for-profit carrier and facilities neutral peering network. Connecting to TAS-IX may reduce your transit costs and improve your service performance.
IAA Board Chair, Matt Enger said, “We have managed to create TAS-IX in partnership with Field Solutions Group, who were able to help partner with us to move into DC3 and 7HOB. We’re really grateful for their support in making our latest Internet Exchange happen.”
Join us to celebrate the launch of TAS-IX!
To celebrate the launch of IAA’s newest exchange, TAS-IX, we invite you to join us for drinks and canapés!
Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: T42 Hobart | Elizabeth Street Pier | Franklin Wharf
IAA Members can register to attend via the IAA Member Portal and are welcome to invite guests within the industry. Just register your guests in the portal, via your account.
Non-members can register via the following portal link:
Join TAS-IX today!
We’re offering FREE 10G ports for the first 12 months at our two new PoPs: DC3 and 7HOB.
Experience the difference in speed, efficiency and connectivity costs by peering on TAS-IX now!
Pre-order via the IAA Member Portal.
TAS-IX peering locations and details
TAS-IX will initially be offering two points of presence (PoPs), both in Hobart.
- TasmaNet DC3 data centre in Dowsing Point, Hobart.
- 7HOB, an nbn™ POI address.
- TAS-IX will be IAA’s first exchange to use modern ethernet fabric technology: EVPN VXLAN (As opposed to VPLS) with more to come!
- Hardware: Extreme Networks X670-G2-48x-4q:
- Core 40G path between sites with an additional link adding redundancy and capacity to 80G, based on the first year uptake.
- Route servers virtualised on VmWare ESXI hosts, Bird BGP daemon fully automated as standard.
- Protected site management via out of band hardware; ZPE Nodegrid BoldSR and GateSR. The primary path is via production network and 2 LTE connections are via Optus and Telstra as backup.
- Content caches are planned via a 40G uplink at TasmaNet DC3.
Key benefits of TAS-IX
Enhanced network performance
Enjoy high-speed data transfer, better routing control and reduced latency. Businesses leveraging TAS-IX can expect a noticeable improvement in efficiency.
Joining our peering network can significantly reduce your reliance on costly third party transit providers.
Improved connectivity across Tasmania
TAS-IX serves as a local hub for connectivity, fostering collaboration within the Internet community.
Virtual Leased Line (VLL) service
As a peer on our network, you may establish a dedicated high-speed, point-to-point connection with other peers, or your own network on the TAS-IX. This is called a Virtual Leased Line.
Robust technical support
IAA provides unparalleled technical support. From onboarding to ongoing operations, businesses can rely on our dedicated tech team, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to assist.