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Navigating the IPv4 Transfer Market
Do you need help navigating the IPv4 transfer market (as either a source or recipient)? You’ve come to the right place. Join us for a status update on the IPv4 transfer market and Q&A with ARIN where you can ask your questions about obtaining IPv4 address space on the market and ARIN’s Specified Transfer Listing Service that includes IP address broker facilitators and more.

John Sweeting - ARIN Chief Customer Officer

Location: Pioneer Conference Room
|      11:00 am - 1 pm
Lunch on your own!
|      1:00 pm
Exhibit Floor Opens
Exhibits open for all attendees.
|   1:00 pm-1:30 pm
When does DWDM Make sense
What criteria do service providers need to consider when adding DWDM to their networks?  The three main considerations are the distance between network nodes, the capacity required and reliability.  Join Padtec for a discussion of DWDM networks and the importance of these DWDM characteristics.

Speaker: Ralph Huff - Padtec
Location: Pioneer Conference Room
|   1:00 pm-1:30 pm
Growing a fertile network ecosystem
Developing a successful Carrier Hotel with an IX

Speaker: Greg Elliot - 1623 Farnam/OmahaIX
Location: Meadows Conference Room
|   2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Getting Started with Peering for Last Mile Networks
How to get started with multihoming and Peering for ILECs, CLEC, WISP and FTTx Networks
Speaker: Lee Jager, Cody Jenks - Vantage Point Solutions
Location: Meadows Conference Room
|   2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Internet Exchange Operators Roundtable
Topics: Remote Peering, Remote Switches, Port Security, Questions from Audience
Speakers: Richard Laager - MICE, Aaron Wendel - KCIX, Martin Hannigan - NC-IX, Justin Wilson FD-IX
Location: Pioneer Conference Room
|   2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Enterprise use cases for Internet Exchanges
Internet Exchanges have traditionally been seen as locations where companies from the telecommunications sector – such as carriers, Internet service providers, content networks, and content delivery networks – interconnect to exchange data. Now we are starting to see an increasing number of participants joining from other industries. By joining Internet Exchanges, enterprises are re-gaining control over their traffic engineering and taking advantage of interconnection services such as peering, cloud connectivity, and Closed User Groups.  

Speakers: Lauri Abrahamson, DE-CIX
Location: Meadows Conference Room
|   3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Distributed IX Architecture Leveraging VxLAN (IX Operator Track)
With bandwidth demands rapidly increasing as well as the ever present need for more connectivity, there are many benefits to looking towards a distributed Internet Exchange architecture.  Scalability and flexibility of services and delivery is paramount to maintain to keep up with demand.  By leveraging a hierarchical design coupled with modern overlay technology, VxLAN, services can be seamlessly provisioned, modified and deprovisioned as needed without impacting the entire exchange.  We will cover this architecture in detail and discuss the benefits of this approach.

Dimitri Capetz - Arista Networks - Systems Engineering Team Lead, North Central US

Location: Pioneer Conference Room
|   3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Getting started with BGP route filter automation for AS Operators (Peer Track)
  • The Internet Route Registry contains announced routes and routing policy in a common format that network operators can use to configure their backbone routers. RPKI uses cryptographically verifiable statements to ensure Internet number resources are certifiably linked to the holders of those resources. Automating the process of generating BGP route filters from IRR and RPKI objects can enhance your border routing security/integrity while reducing hours spent on manual router configurations.

Speaker: Rafael Possamai, Bluebird Network, Data Center Facility Manager

Location: Meadows Conference Room
|   4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Reception on Exhibit Floor
Drinks and appetizers available on the Exhibit Floor.
Conference Location
 Stoney Creek Hotel - Des Moines

Group Room Discount Code: 2207SOUTHF

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5291 Stoney Creek Ct, Johnston, IA, 50131,  515-334-9000
Participating Internet Exchanges
DesMoinesIX (Des Moines, IA)
FD-IX Altoona(Altoona, IA)
FD-IX Cleveland(Cleveland,OH)
FD-IX Indiana(Indianapolis, IN)
FD-IX St Louis(St Louis, MO)
FD-IX Texas(Dallas, TX)
KCIX (Kansas City, MO)
MICE (Minneapolis, MN)
Ohio-IX (Columbus, OH)
OmahaIX (Omaha, NE)
Ninja-IX (Many)
QCIX (Davenport, IA)
SpringIX (Springfield, MO)
STLIX (St Louis, MO)
United-IX (Chicago, IL)

Attending Networks

Amazon Prime Video
Associated Computer Systems
Bluebird Networks
Crypto Colo Center
Fiber Minnesota
Dark Fiber & Infrastructure
Deep Edge
Google Fiber
Hartland Technology
Hurricane Electric
Iowa Communication Networks
Iowa State University
Key Cooperative
Liberty Communications
LTD Broadband
Mankato Networks
MTC Technologies
MTC Communications
RLM Underground
SDN Communications
Smartsource Consulting
South Front Networks
South Slope Cooperative Communications
Stream Data Centers
SupraNet Communications
Unite Private Networks
US Internet
Wholesale Internet
Wikstrom Telephone
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association
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Posted March 20, 2022
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