Neutral Internet eXchange
Neutrální výměna dat, kvalitní a rychlá infrastruktura, efektivní komunikace, to je český peeringový uzel NIX.CZ
 

History

History The NIX.CZ Association is a neutral hardware platform for interconnection of networks. It also serves as a forum for sharing experience between the companies involved.

1996 –  Seven members sign up for the Association, sign the Memorandum, which is then followed by the first meeting of NIX.CZ.

1997 – The launch of the first Internet Exchange Point and the start of peering.

1998 – The decision on the legal form of CZ.NIC is made (Interest group) and the Articles of Association are drafted- the Association is then registered in the public registry.

2000  The Association reaches 20 members and has two collocations for making connections with capacities of up to 2 Mbit to 100 Mbit.

2002  The Association turns into a professional entity, the first employee is hired and total traffic exceeds 1Gbps.

2003  NIX.CZ implements the IPv6 protocol, two new collocations are created (which takes the total to four) and NIX.CZ joins the International Association: EURO-IX.

2005  NIX.CZ begins to support connections using the 10GE technology; total traffic increases to 10 Gbps.

2006  Launch of the TLD hosting service, the first TLDs are .eu, .be and .at. Peering traffic exceeds 20 Gbps.

2008 -– A Route Server service is launched and total traffic surpasses the maximum bit rate of 50 Gbps.

2009  100 Gbps of total data stream is exceeded and the Association starts preparations for the modification of the internal network topology.

2010  The "ring" topology is replaced by a double star.

2011 The peering segment range is redirected from / 24 to / 22, and the total traffic exceeds 200 Gbps. The fifth collocation is opened.

2012 – NIX.CZ performs tests of the 100 GE technology, invests into its own optical paths (the aim is to achieve a greater neutrality), total traffic exceeds 250 Gbps and the first live 100 GE connection is implemented.

2013 The Association organizes the first international Peering Day conference in cooperation with their Austrian counterpart, VIX.at, and launch a debate on options for preventing network security incidents.

2014 – NIX.CZ launched the FENIX security project. The total traffic of the node exceeded 300 Gbps. In a cooperation with VIX.at second international CEE Peering Day conference was organised in Vienna. In the summer of 2014 the Association launched a debate on a possible expansion abroad.

2015 – NIX.SK opens in Slovakia. This peering node has two PoPs and runs in an island mode.

2016 – NIX.CZ Association celebrated a significant anniversary – 20 years since its creation. The employees of NIX.CZ worked with colleagues from the Montenegro University (which operates MIXP – Montenegro Internet Exchange Point) on the development and commercial launch of a neutral peering node in Montenegro.

2017 – NIX.SK began to provide its services from the Bratislava-based DIGITALIS data centre owned by VNET. Google was the first company to take advantage of this offer. Since then, NIX.CZ has been providing connectivity in Bratislava on both sides of the Danube, from two mutually independent data centres. At the meeting of the Board of NIX.CZ in May Ondřej Filip was elected the new Chairman.

NIX.CZ hosted the 31stEURO-IX Forum, which took place on 15-17 October in Bratislava. Following the CEE Peering Days conference two years earlier, the forum was another significant event to bring together foreign and local peering specialists.

 
 

People

Adam Golecký:

Adam Golecký holds the CEO position of the Association of NIX.CZ. He is responsible for leading the entire team of NIX.CZ and for the financial management of the Association; he is also in charge of communication with strategic partners and represents NIX.CZ and NIX.SK both locally and internationally. He has been with the company since 2008.

Petr Jiran:

Petr has been working with NIX.CZ since 2009. He holds the CTO position and is responsible for managing the technical team, development planning, construction and supervision of the NIX.CZ and NIX.SK IXP infrastructures. He also supervises the testings of new technologies and communicates with organizations such as the RIPE NCC or EURO-IX.

Michal Halenka:

Michal is a technical specialist who has been working for NIX.CZ since 2017. He provides for operations and maintenance of the infrastructure and technology of NIX.CZ and is responsible for server management (Linux, BSD) and their applications.

David Stopka:

David is a talented developer of communication and web interfaces at NIX.CZ and is also responsible for the maintenance and operation of server technologies.

Ester Paál:

Ester has been working in the association since 2013 as an accounts and communication manager. She is responsible for correspondence and communication with the Association's members and customers and is also in charge of organising international events. Ester represents the association at domestic and international forums and conferences and prior to joining NIX.CZ she worked as an account manager for EURid, the registry of the .eu top-level domain.

Renata Maličká:

Renata is working in the Association as Office Manager. She is responsible for the smooth office operation and billing agenda. She organizes social events at which NIX.CZ members and customers meet regularly.

Miroslav Leták:

Mirek joined the Association as a Network Specialist in April 2018. He has great experience in networking on the telco operator side. Mirek's main task is to ensure the operation and development of network infrastructure of NIX.CZ and NIX.SK.

Marek Lang:

Markek joined the Association as a Network and Technical Specialist. Marek has a long-term experience in datacentre network and also in network and server security. His main task is to ensure the operation and development of network infrastructure and technology at both our nodes.

Jakub Tauchman:

Jakub has been working at NIX.CZ since the beginning of 2018 as a technical specialist. His main tasks are infrastructure operation, maintenance and testing; especially those of servers (Linux / BSD) and server software.

Tapeer NIX:

It is indeed symbolic that Tapeer is joining our team this year, which marks the twentieth anniversary of our peering node. And the role that our youngest colleague is going to play is not in the least small. From an early age, we want to train him to constantly monitor the smooth data flow in our node. True, he has a lot to learn, but we are confident that he will pass with flying colours. He is already a cutie.

 
 

Career

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