RIPE 66 Sponsors

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HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network and provides cutting edge Internet and associated ICT and e-Infrastructure services to Educational and Research organisations throughout Ireland. HEAnet is committed to delivering, supporting and maintaining the most cost-effective and technically advanced e-Infrastructure and services to meet the needs of its user community.

HEAnet’s e-Infrastructure services underpin academic research and education activity in Ireland with approximately 200,000 students and staff (third-level) and approximately 800,000 students and staff (first and second-level) relying on the HEAnet network each day for their learning and research needs.



INEX is Ireland’s peering exchange with PoPs in five data centres around Dublin. Benefiting from the extensive number of major Internet businesses choosing Ireland as their international hub, INEX has a great mix of ‘the big guys’ together with over 95% of the eyeball networks on the island of Ireland.

We’re also home to IXP Manager, a web based tool we developed that makes being a member of an Internet exchange even easier.

Peering is not difficult and at INEX we are all about making it happen easily and efficiently. So grab one of us in the hallway or at a social event and let’s talk.



The GCCIX cable system became operational in 2011, it is the first privately-owned terrestrial cable system that connects the Gulf countries together while also providing onward connectivity to the rest of the world. Being a fully terrestrial-based cable system, GCCIX has the added advantage of being able to supply truly diverse, redundant capacity options, in comparison to the submarine-based cable systems currently available in the Gulf region.



At Amazon, we strive to be Earth’s most customer centric company, where people can find and discover anything they want to buy on-line. Amazon’s evolution from web site, to e-commerce partner, to development platform, is driven by the spirit of innovation that is in our DNA. We hire the world’s brightest minds, offering them an environment in which they can relentlessly improve our customers’ experience. We do this every day by solving complex technical and business problems with ingenuity and simplicity. We’re making history and the good news is that we’ve only just begun.

Amazon Data Services Ireland opened its doors in 2005 has both a retail support operation and a growing AWS business. We are looking for highly motivated, energetic engineers and managers to ensure that our websites, applications and infrastructure are designed and implemented to the highest standards, maintaining and enhancing customer trust. In addition to building and operating hundreds of the World’s top web properties, Amazon produces software for all types of networks and devices. Among the vast Web properties and hundreds of stand-alone applications are some of the most innovative and intriguing new technologies in the world, including the Kindle, mobile applications for all major platforms, and all manner of cloud computing web services.


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Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to tackle some of technology’s greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological advance after another. At Google, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community.

Search for a job at Google or check out one of our locations worldwide:


Telecom Italia Sparkle Logo

A leading global operator with an unparalleled experience and know-how in a multiplicity of diverse markets, Telecom Italia Sparkle offers a complete range of voice, mobile, data and IP services designed to meet the requirements of fixed and mobile operators, ISPs, media and content providers and global multinational customers.

At the forefront of technological advances, investing considerable resources in developing innovative solutions and new infrastructure, TI Sparkle transports the most sophisticated communications with the highest quality and reliability through a system of unmatched state-of-the-art networks with global coverage spanning from Europe and the Mediterranean Basin to Asia, from North to South America.

With an international workforce of over 900 TI Sparkle can count on a worldwide presence in 40 countries and commercial coverage on a global scale.

For more information, please visit:


Netflix Logo

Netflix revolutionizes the way people watch TV shows and movies. With more than 30 million streaming members in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordics, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is the world’s leading internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV programs. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can instantly watch movies and TV programs streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, over 800 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For additional information, visit Follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.


MRV Logo

MRV Optical Communications Systems is a global vendor of Carrier Ethernet, WDM transport and infrastructure management solutions. MRV products enable the delivery of Next Generation Optical Transport and Carrier Ethernet services over any fiber infrastructure, facilitating network transformation and increasing efficiency, while reducing complexity and costs. As a pioneer and technological leader for over 20 years, MRV has established a reputation for high quality and an established brand among Internet exchanges, multinational and regional telecommunications service providers, wireless backhaul operators, cable MSOs and mission-critical enterprises in the government, finance, military, transportation and utility sectors.


Addrex Logo

Addrex provides a global marketplace for RIPE NCC LIRs to acquire the rights to IPv4 number blocks through its online platform. Addrex provides its marketplace participants reliable access to IP resources which enables them to grow their existing core services. The company can be found at


Blacknight Logo

Blacknight are an Irish based, ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight are one of Europe’s most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and colocation as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting plans and domain name registration services to business globally. IP transit services and other solutions for more demanding business and academic customers are offered a la carte.


Coffee Break Sponsors

France IX Logo

France IX is the latest generation IXP based in France which offers Unicast and Multicast IPv4/IPv6 public peering, private peering (Closed User Groups), routes servers and a reseller program through various connection ports: 100 Mbps copper, 200Mbpbs (copper or optical), 1000 Mbps copper, 1 Gbps SX or LX, 2 Gbps and 10 Gbps LR. For further information, visit the website or contact info [at] franceix [dot] net.



Netnod is a non-profit Internet infrastructure organisation. Netnod manages Internet exchange points (IXPs) in five cities in Sweden. Netnod offers DNS anycast & unicast slave services to TLDs worldwide and is the proud operator of, one of 13 logical DNS root name servers in the world.


Internet Connectivity Sponsor

eircom Wholesale

eircom Wholesale is the division of eircom that provides open access to eircom’s nationwide network, products and technical expertise. Using eircom’s unrivalled national network reach we supply Wholesale voice, data and broadband products to more than sixty National and International Service Providers.

We are currently leading the roll out of eircom’s Next Generation Access (NGA) fibre network. The NGA network will enable Service Providers to offer 300,000 homes and businesses high speed broadband and entertainment services in the first half of 2013. When the fibre rollout completes in 2015 over 1.2 million homes and businesses across 26 counties will be connected to Ireland’s largest high speed broadband network.