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Marian Rychtecký becomes CTO of NIX.CZ

Marian Rychtecký has become the new technical director of the Czech neutral peering node. He will be responsible for the operation, supervision, development, security and construction of the NIX.CZ and NIX.SK (neutral peering exchange in Slovakia operated by NIX.CZ) nodes. Marian Rychtecký's competencies will also include testing of new technologies and cooperation with foreign partners.

Marian Rychtecký started his professional career at CL-Net (later RIO MEDIA), where he worked as technical manager of backbone infrastructure. His next position was in an international pharmaceutical organization in which he was in charge of the European WAN network as well as the VoIP platform covering over 30 branches in 20 countries.

In 2017, Marian moved to Dublin in Ireland, where he started working for the cybersecurity team of his former employer helping to build a security infrastructure and run the global MPLS and SD-WAN network. He also has experience in designing and operating corporate datacenters.


Registration launched and first abstracts listed by CSNOG 2019 organisers

First abstracts of presentations together with a registration form can now be found on the website of CSNOG 2019 – the community meeting for network administrators from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The aim of the meeting that will take place on May 27 and 28 in Brno is to enable the experts to exchange experience, discuss the current issues and share solutions leading to the development of Internet networks in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The organizers of this second event are CESNET Association that operates and develops the national e-infrastructure for science, research and education, CZ.NIC, the Czech national domain administrator, and NIX.CZ, the neutral peering node for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Currently, the first batch of abstracts has been made available on the CSNOG 2019 website, with more to follow in the near future. We are pleased to have received presentations from both business and academic representatives. I am convinced that this year as well, we will put together a program that will be interesting for a wide group of people enthusiastic about the happenings in the field of computer networks. Finally, I would like to add that the CSNOG 2019 meeting is a community one, which means it can be joined by anyone who deals with networks or is interested in the novelties in the area. This offer is aimed at both individuals and organizations that would like to become partners of the meeting,” said Sergey Myasoedov, chairman of the CSNOG 2019 program committee.

For more information associated with the CSNOG community and its conferences, visit the website. News can be found on our social media websites at TwitterFacebook or LinkedIn.


CSNOG 2019 organizers extend call for abstracts until March 29


The seventh Peering Days attracted network specialists from all over the world to Zagreb

The seventh Peering Days event took place last week in Zagreb, Croatia. Representatives of peering nodes, ISPs and datacentre providers from all over the world now traditionally meet  at this two-day event to share their experience and to discuss potential cooperation. The main organizers of this year's event were NIX.CZ (Czech Republic), (Austria) and (Hungary), the local partner of the conference was Croatian CIX.

This event proved the increasing importance of Peering Days as a total of 170 participants from 25 countries arrived in Zagreb. The largest number of network managers and networking experts arrived from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Croatia and the UK, nevertheless representatives from Japan and the United States were present at the event as well.

Presentations, also available in PDF at the event website, were largely focused on Internet infrastructure security. You can read a detailed summary of day one and day two of the event on the industry server


NIX.CZ will test DDoS protection developed by CESNET