RIPE 63 Sponsors


ACOnet ( is the Austrian National Research and Education Network, physically established in 1990, operated since 1992 by the University of Vienna, in cooperation with other participants. ACOnet offers its members high-performance access via GÉANT to international academic networks, as well as to the Internet, supplemented by a rich set of community services. The University of Vienna and the ACOnet community have been pioneers in deploying and operating IPv4 and IPv6 infrastructures in Austria.

The Vienna Internet eXchange is a resilient, dual-site, high-performance, high-availability Internet Exchange Point (IXP) with national  and international participants from the Central and Eastern European Region. It  has been established in 1996 at and by the Vienna University Computer Center,  which is still operating it. Since 2001 Interxion Austria is housing-partner for  the second VIX location. Some reasons to celebrate in 2011 during RIPE63! is the Austrian registry for all .at, and domains. The owner of is the non-profit Internet Foundation Austria (IPA) whose foundation purpose is the promotion of the Internet in Austria. regards itself as a competence center of expertise as well as a contact for questions around domains and the Austrian Internet.


University Vienna The University of Vienna has played an essential role in the early days of Internet in Austria, and still does in providing two important services: ACOnet, the Austrian National Research and Education Network and the Vienna Internet eXchange. Last year, on the occasion of “20 Years of Internet in Austria”, a two-day anniversary celebration was hosted by the University of Vienna. After having been local host and sponsor for RIPE 33 in May 1999, it is a pleasure to welcome RIPE 63 in Vienna again!


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Netnod Internet Exchange is a neutral and independent organisation, operating six national Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in Sweden. It is one of the oldest IXPs in Europe and the largest IXP in Scandinavia. In addition to traditional IXP services, Netnod also offers a range of other services through its fully owned subsidiary Autonomica, such as I Root Service, DNS unicast and anycast slave services and distribution of offical Swedish time through NTP.

Google‘s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.


ARBOR Arbor Networks is a leading provider of secure service control solutions for global business networks. Its customers include a majority of the world’s ISPs and many large enterprises. Arbor solutions deliver best-in-class network security and visibility, along with the power to improve profitability by deploying differentiated, revenue-generating services. By employing flow-based and deep packet inspection (DPI) technologies, Arbor solutions measure and protect the entire network — from the network core to the broadband edge. Arbor also maintains the world’s first globally scoped threat analysis network — ATLAS — which uses technology embedded in the world’s largest ISP networks to sense and report on comprehensive worldwide threat intelligence.


next layer next layer, founded by Austrian Internet enthusiasts in 2004, is a Vienna based telco and service provider. Dedicated to business customers we provide wavelength, ethernet and IPv[46] services, housing and operations support to enterprises, carriers and ISPs. Based on the custom-build and self-operated WDM network we connect more than 30 data centres and office parks in Vienna and regional capitals.


Nokia Siemens Networks Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland.

6connect Inc.,-the first native IPv6 and fully automated Network Automation Platform (IPAM/DNS/Peering)- will be providing a demo and special offer for the RIPE community on Thursday during break sessions. This platform was constructed exclusively for service providers, and is the first to integrate with both RIPE and ARIN restful APIs.