NIX.SK expands into a new data centre and connects Google
Starting from today, NIX.CZ Association, which runs one of the main internet exchange nodes in Slovakia (NIX.SK), is also offering its services from the DIGITALIS data centre in Bratislava. This also means that it can now provide a direct connection to all the existing customers of this data location. The first company to take advantage of this offer is Google. NIX.CZ now provides connection on both sides of the Danube, through two mutually independent data centres (SITEL and DIGITALIS).
“Thanks to the data connection from Google, Slovak users will now find it easier to access services such as YouTube or Gmail. In reality this will bring better and faster access to Google services,” said Martin Semrád, Director of NIX.CZ, which operates the Slovak peering node NIX.SK.
Ljubljana hosted the 5th Annual CEE Peering Days Conference
Last week, the Slovenian capital hosted the 5th annual CEE Peering Days conference, bringing together representatives of peering nodes, ISPs and data centres. Slowly but surely, the international get-together has become an important and prestigious event, regularly attended by experts from around the world, here to share their experience and seek new opportunities for cooperation.
NIX.CZ Association was represented by its Director Martin Semrád, who introduced the Czech neutral peering node and spoke about its key projects and related news. The Thursday programme then included a presentation by a board member of NIX.CZ and a representative of Dial Telecom Zbyněk Pospíchal, who focused on new methods of defence against DDoS attacks.
The presentations by Martin Semrád and Zbyňek Pospíchal, as well as additional contributions by the representatives of companies such as Nokia, Hurricane Electrics, EURO-IX or CZ.NIC, are available online at www.peeringday.eu.
The CEE Peering Day 2017 is approaching, register in time
There are only three weeks left to the beginning of the 2017 international CEE Peering Days conference, which will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia. As always, the programme of this gathering of peering nodes, ISPs and datacentre professionals will include interesting lectures and workshops organised by RIPE NCC. There will also be space for networking and bilateral meetings. The organisers of already the fifth annual conference are the peering nodes NIX.CZ, VIX (Austria) and BIX (Hungary).
“The conference programme is nearly complete. You can find this year’s events, a registration form and other information on our website at www.peeringdays.eu. Registration is filling up fast, so those who have not yet registered and would like to see the presentations of the representatives of such companies as Nokia, Hurricane Electrics, PeeringDB or CZ.NIC, should do so as soon as possible,” the NIX.CZ Director Martin Semrad pointed out.
Ondřej Filip from NIX.CZ Association joins the board of the international Internet eXchange Federation
A representative of the Czech neutral peering node NIX.CZ joins the European association EURO-IX. Ondřej Filip has been appointed to represent the Czech association on the international board of the Internet eXchange Federation, which brings together entities representing internet exchange nodes from Asia and Pacific (APIX), Europe (EURO-IX), Latin America and the Pacific (LAC-IX) and Africa (AF-IX). Each of the four organisations has two representatives. EURO-IX will now be represented by Kurtis Lindqvist from Sweden and Ondřej Filip from the Czech Republic.
“The Internet eXchange Federation strives to be a platform for sharing experience from the areas related to internet interconnection. As a member of its board, I would like to contribute to building an open and collaborative community of peering nodes worldwide and in this way help develop this area of the internet,” said Ondřej Filip, the new EURO-IX representative.
The New Year’s issue of the NIX.CZ Newsletter is out
In this issue of the NIX.CZ newsletter, we are first of all looking back at the celebrations of 2016, which marked the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Association. In November, we held our annual conference, which featured a number of important speakers and brought together guests from both the Czech Republic and abroad. The newsletter also reports on a new record in data transfer speed in our node.
We wish you a very Happy New Year 2017!