NIX.CZ and VNET: Making Slovak Internet more reliable by adding a new peering node for giants such as Google, Meta or Amazon

Feb. 1, 2022

Working together with NIX.CZ Association, VNET has launched a project to increase the connection and data exchange reliability of its existing peering node. As part of the partnership between the two companies, a new active node has been created, making it possible to connect directly with major players such as Amazon, Meta (Facebook), Google, Akamai and Cloudflare. Slovak users will also appreciate the lower latency and reliability when accessing remote content. 

"I am extremely proud that we have been able to build, together with NIX.CZ, a new active node of the Slovak Internet Exchange, NIX.SK in our Digitalis data centre. Internet nodes connecting various networks are today undoubtedly considered a critical part of the infrastructure which, given the importance of a stable, secure and high-quality internet connection, must be protected from failure by all means possible," said the CTO of VNET Vojtech Németh.

“Every internet ecosystem benefits from offering a range of options. That is why we were happy to cooperate with VNET and expand our services in Slovakia by means of another connection option represented by this data centre," said Adam Golecký, director of NIX.CZ Association, which operates the NIX.SK project in the Slovak capital. "Last year, we replaced network technology at NIX.SK, which made the creation of a new active connection point much easier.”

Traditional peering nodes where data is exchanged between local providers are not exceptional in terms of network topology. It is all the more important to raise the quality and reliability of critical infrastructure to a new level, making it more attractive, directly accessible and open to the major players of today's digital space. 

"The new active location on the ‘other side of Bratislava’, separated by the river Danube, will ensure local geographical redundancy and thus enhance the stability of the Slovak Internet. Unlike a traditional node, which is operated in only one location, data is exchanged not just between local ISPs but we also directly connect increasingly more important global content providers,” Németh added. 

About VNET 

For almost 20 years, VNET has been providing comprehensive telecommunication solutions, from guaranteed internet connectivity to cloud services and including serverless computing, cybernetic security, system integration, voice VoIP solutions and home services. It operates its own fibre optic network and provides state-of-the-art technological space for client devices through three data centres. VNET’s strengths include its individual and proactive approach, 24/365 technical support and a fantastic team of IT enthusiasts. 

About NIX.CZ Association

For more than twenty-five years, NIX.CZ has been enabling Czech and foreign ISPs to interconnect their networks. In addition to its seven locations in Prague, the Czech neutral peering node now also provides its services in Vienna and Bratislava. This includes its own peering node NIX.SK, which now operates across three different locations in the Slovak capital.