INEX - Internet Neutral Exchange
Contact INEX INEX Homepage
INEX - Internet Neutral Exchange
INEX - Internet Neutral Exchange

Welcome

INEX is a neutral, industry-owned Association, founded in 1996, that provides IP peering facilities for its members. INEX membership is open to all organisations that can benefit from peering their IP traffic. There are currently 111 members.

Our objective is to provide high-speed, reliable and resilient IP traffic exchange facilities for both Irish and International organisations, allowing them to route IP traffic efficiently thereby providing faster, more reliable and lower-latency internet access for their customers. The INEX switching centres are located in five secure data centres around Dublin; Telecity Group in both Kilcarbery Park and Citywest Business Campus, Interxion DUB1 and Interxion DUB2 in Park West, and the Vodafone data centre in Clonshaugh. The infrastructure is connected by dedicated resilient fibre links.

INEX is a member of Euro-IX.

UK and Ireland Peering Forum / INEX June Meeting

The June INEX Meeting was held in the IAA, D’Olier Street,Dublin.

Following the very successful inaugural forum held in Sheffield in 2015, the second UK and Ireland Peering Forum was held in Dublin

Boost to INEX Cork as New Root DNS Instance to be Established by RIPE NCC

Following its successful launch in early April, INEX Cork has been boosted further by the announcement that a new Root DNS Server instance - a critical component of supporting infrastructure on the Internet - will be hosted in Cork by INEX. Root DNS servers are used as part of the process to convert domain names (e.g.inex.ie) into their IP addresses (e.g. 192.0.2.1) and are critical to ensuring the efficient operation of the Internet.

Momentous Day for Cork’s Internet Future as INEX Cork is Launched

INEX, the Internet Neutral Exchange Association, has announced that INEX Cork has gone live and the first Internet traffic has passed over the exchange. INEX Cork, which was launched at an event in Cork city centre today (7th April), was built to facilitate the growing Internet traffic and Internet dependent businesses in the Cork and South West region. INEX Cork will allow connected ISPs and content networks to exchange Internet traffic and keep local traffic local.

INEX Cork Launch

The launch of INEX Cork will take place on Thursday, 7th April in the Clarion Hotel, Cork City. The launch will take place at 12.00 Noon and will be followed at 12.30pm by a buffet lunch. If you would like to attend the launch and mark this significant boost to Internet infrastructure in the Cork and the South West region, please contact eileen.gallagher@inex.ie. You can download the official invitation here.

INEX Announces a Regional Internet Exchange in Cork

The creation of INEX Cork will help foster the existing positive momentum in the communications industry in the region.

INEX (Internet Neutral Exchange Association), Ireland’s Internet Peering Point, has announced that it will open its first regional Internet exchange point in Cork. The announcement of the new Internet Exchange (IX) reflects the growing Internet and digital economy in Cork and will provide a facility that will ensure that Internet traffic is served locally in the region, where possible.

INEX Welcomes Its 100th Member

INEX Welcomes Its 100th Member and Completes Its Successful Hosting of ICANN54 Meeting in Dublin

2,400 Delegates Attend To Discuss Policy and Process For The Management of The Internet

6th PoP for INEX at Northwest Business Park

The INEX switching centres are located in six secure data centres around Dublin; Telecity Group in Kilcarbery Park, Citywest Business Campus and Northwest Business Park, Interxion DUB1 and Interxion DUB2 in Park West, and the Vodafone data centre in Clonshaugh. The infrastructure is connected by dedicated resilient fibre links.

About INEX

INEX Membership Charges for 2015

INEX, Ireland’s Internet Exchange, is pleased to announce that its 2015 port charges have been significantly reduced for the 7th year running. At €800 per month, a 10 Gigabit port costs less than a third of what it cost in 2007, and less than a 1 Gigabit port cost at that time (now €200 per month).

INEX Joins as Sponsor of Host in Ireland

The Host in Ireland Initiative’s Goal is to Educate End-Users about the Benefits of Hosting Digital Assets in Ireland

Meetings

UK and Ireland Peering Forum / INEX June Meeting – Monday, June 20th, 2016

In The Irish Aviation Authority at 09:00

The June INEX Meeting was held in the IAA, D’Olier Street,Dublin.

Following the very successful inaugural forum held in Sheffield in 2015, the second UK and Ireland Peering Forum was held in Dublin

The UK and Ireland Peering forum was open to all peering/networking professionals who peer at any of the four IXPs who are hosting the event - INEX, IX Leeds, LINX or LONAP. Both events were held at the Irish Aviation Authority Conference Centre on D'Olier Street in Dublin 2. Full details are here https://www.ukandirelandpeering.net/

As usual, the INEX meeting was open to all INEX Members and those from the networking/internet community.

Danny McFadden: Networking Professional

Networking With The Penguins Following his return to Ireland after an 18 month stint on Antarctica, Danny will give an insight to the challenges of networking at the bottom of the world.

Neil Wisdom: Managing Director, Intellicom

Five Minutes of Fame - Intellicom

John Crawford: Systems Engineer, Juniper Networks

Five Minutes of Fame - Juniper
The UK and Ireland Peering Forum will start at 9am on Monday, 20th June and following some brief presentations will provide an opportunity for those attending to hold one-to-one 'peering personals' meetings with other delegates. A link to arrange these 'peering personals' will be provided soon.

The INEX meeting will begin after lunch at 1:30 with speakers including Danny McFadden who will be giving his talk, Networking with the Penguins. Danny has recently returned from an 18 month stay on Rothera in Antarctica and his talk will look at some of the challenges of running a network on the bottom of the World.

Orla McGann of HEAnet will do some mythbusting with a presentation entitled 'We don't Need No Education (Networks)'

With his book hot off the presses, Niall Murphy, head of ads reliability engineering, Google Dublin will be giving a talk on 'Site reliability engineering, what it is and how it's relevant to networking' If you want to do some light research before hand, here's the book. http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920041528.do We might even rustle up a book or two for him to sign.

We're delighted to welcome Anurag Bhatia of Hurricane Electric who is travelling to Dublin for the UK & Ireland Peering Forum and the INEX meeting. We're particularly delighted that he has agreed to give a talk while he's at the meeting and we're looking forward to hearing his thoughts on 'Performance of root DNS anycast in Ireland and UK'.

We are also pleased to have Five Minutes of Fame presentations from a number of our newer members:

Neil Wisdom, Intellicom John Crawford, Juniper Networks Derek Finlay, Wood Communications

On top of all those, we will have our usual 'look under the bonnet' presentations from the team at INEX.

Following the event, there will be a social event local to the meeting venue.

To register for the UK and Ireland Peering Forum visit https://ukandirelandpeering.net/ and you will see the link to register there.

To register for the INEX meeting, drop us an email at rsvp@inex.ie

Many thanks to Interxion who are very kindly sponsoring the INEX meeting in the afternoon and assisting with the social. We appreciate the support!

Member of IIA