As a member driven not-for-profit association, WAIA makes it a priority to deliver a range of services that provide the best possible benefit for our member community.
As part of successful expansion, IX Australia peering services will move to price parity across all exchanges in the IX Australia network, effective for September services. This means 1GB peering will be reduce from $500 (ex. GST) per month to $350 (ex. GST per month) and 10GB peering will reduce from $800 (ex. GST) to $550 (ex. GST) per month in VIC-IX and QLD-IX.
“As a not-for-profit association we look for ways to provide the best services at the lowest possible price,” said WAIA Treasurer Paul Arch. “We are pleased to announce a price reduction in Victoria and Queensland, bringing our prices in line across the entire IX Australian network.”
“This shows great value for money for those peering in Victoria and Queensland and we expect to see many of our peers look at this as an opportunity to expand and upgrade.”
Our current pricing structure can be seen here.
If you would like to upgrade your peering please contact Technical Manager Joe Wooller firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 653 132.
NSW-IX now Live!
Tuesday 2 July, 2013
IX Australia expands to Sydney
The WA Internet Association (WAIA) announces the launch of the fifth peering point in the IX-Australia network with NSW-IX now live.
NSW-IX is a carrier-neutral peering exchange service, initially available within Equinix SY1/SY2 in Mascot.
NSW-IX is part of the highly successful IX Australia network with peering exchanges in Western Australia (WA-IX), Victoria (VIC-IX), Queensland (QLD-IX) and South Australia (SA-IX).
“Expanding our network to New South Wales was the next logical step for IX Australia” said IX Australia Technical Manager, Joe Wooller. “As the operators of one of the longest running Internet Exchange Points in Australia, we thoroughly understand peering services and the needs of our members. We are excited to bring these services to New South Wales.”
“WAIA is delighted to add this new service for our existing members and welcome new members,” said WAIA President Richard Keeves. “As a member owned and operated not for profit, WAIA is able to provide reliable and stable peering solutions for our members across Australia.”
“Our strengths lie in providing commercially neutral, carrier independent and ISP independent services.”
“WAIA has been operating exchanges for more than sixteen years and has a proven track record in the industry.”
WAIA welcomes foundation peers AARNet, Anticlockwise, Cine.net, Cloudfare, Highwinds, RWTS, Simtronic, Virtutel, Vocus, Yahoo, and Zettanet; and provisioning peers Akamai, Amazon Web Services, Cachefly, Google, iiNet, Microsoft, Over the Wire, Primus, Service Australia and Service Elements.
A full list of IX Australia participants is available at https://www.waia.asn.au/ix/participants.
WAIA invites all interested parties to join NSW-IX. During the start up phase of the exchange participants will incur no costs from WAIA for the duration of the pilot phase of the exchange.