St. Louis IX Launch
joe at nethead.com
Mon Jan 16 03:32:11 UTC 2017
Congrats to St Louis! I put in about 40 racks for Clearwire a few years
back and enjoyed the city, even if it was winter.
Joe Hamelin, W7COM, Tulalip, WA, +1 (360) 474-7474
On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 5:26 PM, Mike Hammett <nanog at ics-il.net> wrote:
> It is a partnership and I may not be the most qualified to speak on the
> terms of the partnership. However, the non-commercial side is
> not-for-profit, but the commercial side is fully commercial.
> While building out our IX brand, of those that have been able to have a
> rational discussion about their anti-commercial IX position, almost all of
> them (or maybe even all of them) weren't really anti-commercial. They were
> just anti-800-lb-gorilla. They didn't hate the independent building out
> IXes in markets that maybe never had a functional IX, but surely didn't
> have one now. They hated Equinix, Coresite, etc. They just wanted someone
> that wasn't going to be a jerk to them.
> We don't have any aspirations to get to Equinix size. We know we're going
> to small time places and that we'll only ever have small time IXes in the
> big picture. The building we started at in Indy only advertises something
> like 20 or 30 networks in the building. Now we've grown to other buildings
> and they aren't going to list every Tom, Dick and Harry, but it's not a 300
> network market. We'll leave that to AMS-IX, DE-CIX, Megaport, etc.
> Mike Hammett
> Intelligent Computing Solutions
> Midwest Internet Exchange
> The Brothers WISP
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ken Chase" <math at sizone.org>
> To: "NANOG ???[nanog at nanog.org]???" <nanog at nanog.org>
> Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 6:36:20 PM
> Subject: Re: St. Louis IX Launch
> I am curious, is the IX non-for-profit as well? The wikipedia entry for
> doenst indicate which IX's are non-profit. Im curious as to the prevalence
> and size (as well as the relative successes) of such IX's vs for profit
> (equinix etc).
> On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 06:30:45PM -0600, Mike Hammett said:
> >If you know someone that may be interested, we have a launch event later
> this week for our St. Louis IX. St. Louis is a bit different than our
> existing market in that we've partnered with a local non-profit that will
> be focusing on non-commercial Internet aspects. These sorts of things are
> innovation neighborhoods, IoT, healthcare, education, public safety, etc.
> They may (or may not) be the big volume things we're used to, but they need
> local, low-latency connectivity just as much.
> >Mike Hammett
> >Intelligent Computing Solutions
> >Midwest Internet Exchange
> >The Brothers WISP
> Ken Chase - ken at heavycomputing.ca skype:kenchase23 +1 416 897 6284
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