INEX - Internet Neutral Exchange
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INEX - Internet Neutral Exchange
INEX - Internet Neutral Exchange


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.

INEX The Roaring 20s

To celebrate INEX's 20th Anniversary, INEX - The Roaring 20s event will take place at 5:30pm on Thursday, 22nd September in the Liquor Rooms at 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 (beside the Clarence Hotel).

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 ( into their IP addresses (e.g. 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 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


1 December 2016 Marker Hotel – Thursday, December 1st, 2016

In The Marker Hotel at 13:15

The INEX meeting will take place on Thursday, 1 December in the Marker Hotel on Misery Hill in Dublin 2 starting at 1:15pm (registration from 12:45pm. Many thanks to our sponsors for the meeting Agile Networks and Juniper Networks for their support of the meeting and the social event which will follow the meeting at the HQ bar right next door to the Marker. Our meeting sponsors, Agile Networks and Juniper Networks will be holding a Lunch and Learn session immediately before the INEX meeting with Dr Julian Lucek. Full details for that meeting are

Amanda Galligan: Senior Network Engineer, Workday

Network Testing/Validation using Virtualization In her talk, Amanda will look at network testing/POC and how engineers can lever existing products like Virtualbox/KVM or even Public cloud providers to spin-up test environments It's now possible for network engineers to use virtualization to build very complex lab environments where they can safely test changes or introduce new designs - Amanda will give some insights to how this benefits and run a demo on the day.

Paolo Lucente: pmacct


Peter Stevens: Mythic Beasts

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