Ondřej Filip from NIX.CZ has been re-elected into the board of Euro-IX
Ondřej Filip, the Chairman of the Board of NIX.CZ, the Czech neutral peering node, was re-elected last week into the Board of the European Internet Exchange Association (EURO-IX). His mandate in this important position will last for two years.
The mission of EURO-IX is to support, develop, strengthen and improve the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) community. This involves the coordination of technical standards, development of common procedures, sharing and publishing of statistics and other useful information.
The organizers of CSNOG, the first meeting of Czechoslovak networkers, published the presentations and videos
Today, the organizers of CSNOG (Czech and Slovak Network Operators Group), the first meeting of Czechoslovak network administrators, made the presentations and video footage available on their website. In the Programme section there are presentations of all participants, including representatives of CESNET, ČTÚ, CZ.NIC, Facebook, ISC, NIX.CZ or RIPE NCC.
“We are happy for the opportunity to be present at the launching of something extraordinary, an event that brings together network administrators and IT specialists, who engage in discussions, give lecturers and exchange their experience. The meeting of network administrators not only from the Czech Republic and Slovakia was successful and I dare say that we have something to build on in the future. I can confirm for the NIX.CZ Association that we will keep participating in CSNOG in the future as well as our traditional Peering Days conference. Such community events are very important and one of our goals is to support them and participate actively in them,” said Adam Golecký, director of the NIX.CZ Association.
The aim of this two-day event, which took place on June 11 and 12 in Brno, was to enable mutual exchange of experience, discussion of topical issues and sharing solutions leading to the development of Internet networks in the Czech and Slovak Republics.
CZ.NIC, the administrator of the Czech national domain, and NIX.CZ, the neutral peering node for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, participated in the organization of this first meeting.
Martin Semrád steps down as CEO of NIX.CZ
Martin Semrád, the current Director of the Czech neutral peering point NIX.CZ, has agreed today with the Board of Trustees of the organisation to leave his position. Leadership of the Association has been entrusted to the current Technical Director Adam Golecký, while his position goes to Petr Jirán. Martin Semrád has been involved in the Association in various roles (Member, Member of the Supervisory Board, Director of NIX.CZ) since 2005.
“The Director of NIX.CZ Martin Semrád has asked the Supervisory Board to release him from his function. Martin has served as our Director for nearly seven years and would now like to spend some time focusing on his private business activities. The Board has thanked Martin for his years of hard work and has wished him much success in his future projects,” Ondřej Filip, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, said.
For over 20 years, NIX.CZ Association has been bringing together Czech and foreign internet service providers for the purposes of interconnecting their networks. Other activities of the Association include the FENIX internet security project, which was launched following a number of significant DoS attacks targeting Czech banks, operators or key internet media; the NIX.SK neutral peering node, one of the two main Slovak peering nodes, or the annual international CEE Peering Days conference.
The organizer of the CSNOG community event have published first abstract and launched registration
The website of the CSNOG (Czech and Slovak Network Operators Group), Czech and Slovak community conference of network operators, now holds first abstracts and a registration form for those interested in the event. The aim of the conference, which will take place on June 11 and 12 in Brno, is to enable mutual exchange of experience, discussion of current issues and sharing of solutions leading to the development of Internet networks in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The main organizers of the first year of the event are CZ.NIC, administrator of the Czech national domain, and NIX.CZ, a neutral peering node for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
“The program committee is now going through the abstracts sent, assessing their eligibility. Currently we have published the first 15, which are soon to be joined by others. We are very happy that contributions were sent also by representatives from such organizations as the Czech Technical University or CESNET. We believe that the finalized program will be attractive, offering every participant something of interest. I would like to emphasize again that CSNOG is a community event for network experts, meaning everyone can join – with a presentation or by becoming a partner of the event,” said Sergey Myasoedov, chairman of the CSNOG program committee.
The Czech and Slovak network operator communities to meet at the CSNOG conference
Major Czech and Slovak Internet network organizations are preparing the first annual CSNOG (Czech and Slovak Network Operators Group) community meeting, which will be held on June 11 and 12, 2018, in Brno. The aim of this two-day event is primarily to enable mutual exchange of experience, discussion of current issues and sharing of solutions leading to the development of Internet networks in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Call for Abstracts (valid until April 20) will be found on the website published today. The main organizers of the first year of the event are CZ.NIC, administrator of the Czech national domain, and NIX.CZ, a neutral peering node for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
“NOG meetings usually have a community feel, which makes them significantly different from other conventionally held conferences. It is often said that NOG events are held for network operators. However, these include not only ISPs, but also CDN operators, hosting companies, domain name administrators and registrars, operating system developers, and many others. I believe that CSNOG will also deal with telecommunication regulations, global networks, new technologies, Internet interconnections at peering node level and, of course, security,” said Sergey Myasoedov, Program Director of the Czech-Slovak CSNOG.
“NOG events take place in a number of countries and regions. Their goal is to connect Internet network specialists and enable them to get to know each other and share their experience. In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, no such event has yet been held, and because the network operator communities of these two countries are very close, we have decided to organize a NOG-type event together,” said Ondřej Filip, CEO of CZ.NIC.
“These meetings are quite popular and have a long tradition in the network operator community. We want CSNOG to become a regular event, serving every year as a place for meeting and discussion for representatives of ISPs, network operators, registrars, network engineers and Internet and network technology enthusiasts. The purpose of the meeting is also to bring together and develop communities of these experts from both countries,” added Martin Semrád, director of the Czech neutral peering node NIX.CZ, which since 2015 has operated the Slovak peering node NIX.SK.
The founding members of CSNOG are non-profit associations CZ.NIC and NIX.CZ. At the moment, the Slovak Republic is represented in the organizing committee by skHosting.eu and VNET. Because it is a community event, it should also include other entities from both countries. The organizers therefore invite the broad professional public to engage in this event. Contact details through which you can apply are available at www.csnog.eu.
People who want to give a presentation at the event can submit their contributions at the website www.csnog.eu by April 20th. Abstracts in Czech, Slovak and English will be accepted.