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NIX.CZ Association has broken a significant record in data transmission; the current maximum is 428 Gb/s.

Prague, 7 February 2016 – Today at 6:45pm, NIX.CZ Association, the Czech Republic’s national peering node, recorded a significant new increase in its maximum data transmission rate. The current record is now 428 Gb/s. The increase in the amount of data transmitted is due to a number of activities initiated by the Association in 2015.

Breaking the 400 Gb/s limit is mostly due to activities that have already been successfully completed. The year 2015 was exceptional for our Association especially regarding the number of newly connected networks. Last year we registered 19 of them, of which 10 are foreign. It is also worth pointing out that a number of these are from Poland; previously none of the Polish networks had been connected to NIX.CZ”, said the Director of NIX.CZ Martin Semrád. „Our plan is now to keep connecting other important networks to the NIX.CZ node. I believe that we will be able to announce the first names already in the coming weeks.“

The increase in the amount of data transmitted is undoubtedly also due to the last year’s increase in the number of 100 Gb ports, which doubled compared to the previous year. This year, NIX.CZ is planning to continue increasing the number of connections with this capacity.

“At the moment, we have ordered new 100 GB ports. Already during the first quarter, their number is going to match the overall increase for 2015. Last year we managed to streamline our infrastructure, which has enabled us to increase available capacities in order to further grow our traffic,” Adam Golecký, Technical Director of the Czech peering node, explained.

The increase in the amount of data transmitted obviously also has to do with the development of the Internet and its services, including the ever more popular media transmission, especially the transmission of live broadcasts.


The next issue of NIX.CZ's newsletter has been published

The new issue of our quarterly newsletter presents a comparison of the past and current network topology of the Czech peering node, informs about a new member of the FENIX security project, serves as a reminder to register for the next international CEE Peering Day 2016 conference, which will take place in Budapest and notifies about the entry of IX Reach into NIX.CZ’s Partner Programme. For detailed information, open the next edition of the newsletter NIX.CZ.


Registration opens for CEE Peering Days 2016 conference

From today it is possible to register for the fourth annual CEE Peering Days 2016 conference, which will be held on March 30 to 31, 2016 in Budapest. The conference is traditionally organised by the Czech peering exchange NIX.CZ in collaboration with our colleagues from Vienna, and newly also with our colleagues fromBudapest,
RIPE NCC will also participate in the the event as an organiser of technically oriented workshops. In addition to interesting lectures and panel discussions, the conference will also offer bilateral meetings. You can arrange your meetings via the Rendezvous Point application. 

The capacity of the event is 250 people, the workshop is open to 40 participant at a time. All important information including the program is to be found at the event’s website


Web4U became the new member of the FENIX security project

The NIX.CZ Association, which operates the neutral peering node in the Czech Republic, announced the joining of a new member into the FENIX security project today. The newly joined member, Web4U, offers a wide range of services mostly in the field of web hosting, server hosting and internet domains. The FENIX project has now the following 11 members:  ACTIVE 24, Casablanca INT, CESNET, CoolHousing, CZ.NIC, ČD-Telematika, Dial Telecom, MERIT GROUP, O2 Czech Republic, and Web4U.

The FENIX project was created by the Czech peering node NIX.CZ and is primarily a reaction to intense DoS attacks targeting Czech internet services, media, banks and operators in March 2013. The purpose of the project is to ensure the availability of Internet services of the connected entities during a DoS attacks. Read more about the FENIX project here.


The next issue of NIX.CZ's newsletter has been published

The new issue of our quarterly newsletter informs about our summer activities, such as the consolidation of our hardware. Furthermore you can read about the update of the Prague L-Root Server. The newsletter notifies also about the fourth annual Peering Days conference which will be held in Budapest, Hungary. Read more in the newsletter.


The next issue of NIX.CZ's newsletter has been published

The new issue of our quarterly newsletter focuses primarily on the activities related to the Slovak peering node NIX.SK and the security FENIX project. The readers are advised about NIX.CZ’s participations in various events as well as it brings a summary of newly connected networks in Prague and Bratislava nodes. Read more in the newsletter.