Euro-IX Patrons


Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data centre and high performance computing environments. Arista's switching platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10 to 100 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience. At the core of Arista's platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS), a ground-breaking network operating system with single-image consistency across hardware platforms, and modern core architecture enabling in-service upgrades and application extensibility. Arista solutions bring cloud scale and programmability to the Internet Exchanges with the evolution of merchant silicon to achieve internet routing scale. Arista has also been recognized by Gartner as a leader in its "2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking" based on a number of factors, including high growth, technology solutions and flexible software. Arista designs its revolutionary products in California and delivers them worldwide through partners with a strong dedication to customer success and has a prestigious set of customers, including leading global technology.


The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is a purpose-driven internet champion that connects, protects and engages the internet community in Canada and beyond. CIRA manages the .CA domain; provides world-class DNS services to 50 top-level domains including .SE, .NU, .NL, and .CH; offers enterprise-level cybersecurity services; and is actively engaged in and supportive of the global internet community. As part of this, CIRA supports the performance and security of internet infrastructure by contributing resources, infrastructure, and governance advice to Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). You can learn more about CIRA here.


For the past 17 years, I have been working for the benefit of the Internet community in Europe and beyond, with particular emphasis on developing the IXP community in Europe. Originally from Australia, with a French mother and Croatian father, I followed my roots back to Europe where I entered the IXP industry in late 2000, working as a Project Manager for AMS-IX. It was here that I gained my first insights into the challenges and issues faced by IXPs. It was shortly after this point that the concept of having an association for European IXPs was born, and Euro-IX was established in 2001. I was the first employee at Euro-IX and helped to build it from an idea to a reality with more than 50 participating IXPs from around the globe. After being Secretary General at Euro-IX for a little over 10 years, I moved to the RIPE NCC in 2011 where I was appointed to the RIR's Senior Management Team as the Chief Communications Officer. I still hold that position, overseeing the entire communications strategy for our almost 17,000-member association.

With 8,000+ customers, 145+ Data centers and a global footprint covering 14 million square feet of data center space on five continents, Equinix colocation services offer the highest levels of security and operational reliability. Interconnection within and between industries fueling the digital economy is critical to business growth and opportunity: 1,400+ Networks; 2,500+ Cloud and 600+ IT service providers; 475+ financial buy-side and sell-side firms; 40 top markets in 21 countries.

Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) delivers software-driven networking solutions that help IT departments everywhere deliver the ultimate business outcome: stronger connections with customers, partners and employees. Wired to wireless, desktop to datacenter, on premise or through the cloud, we go to extreme measures for our 20,000-plus customers in more than 80 countries, delivering 100% insourced call-in technical support to organizations large and small, including some of the world's leading names in business, education, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, transportation, logistics and hospitality. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit Extreme Networks' website.


Interxion is the interconnection hub for the world's digital businesses. For 20 years we've been helping our customers increase their market share, transform the quality of their services and extend their reach into new markets. We house over 600 connectivity providers and over 20 Internet Exchanges this means we offer more choice and more value than ever before. Our network-neutral data centres are strategic assets for increasing revenue and reducing cost of delivery. Wherever customers invest with Interxion, they'll have the right connectivity for their business. Learn more about Interxion here.


Founded in 1992 by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society (ISOC) is a global non-profit organization working to ensure the Internet remains a force for good for everyone. Through its community of members, special interest groups, and 130+ chapters around the world, the organization defends and promotes Internet policies, standards, and protocols that keep the Internet open, globally-connected, and secure. For more information, please visit:


Juniper houses over 600 connectivity providers and over 20 Internet Exchanges this means we offer more choice and more value than ever before. Our network-neutral data centres are strategic assets for increasing revenue and reducing cost of delivery. Wherever customers invest with Interxion, they'll have the right connectivity for their business. Learn more about Juniper here.


Nokia is a global leader innovating the technologies at the heart of our connected world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, and services. From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience.


Smartoptics is a Scandinavian company founded in 2006. We partner with leading technology and network solution providers and uphold numerous certifications and approvals from major switching and storage solution providers such as Brocade, Cisco, HPE and Dell EMC. We have a global reach through our own sales force and more than 100 business partners including distributors, OEMs and VARs.

We take pride in being responsive, trustworthy and innovative. Learn more here.


Solid Optics is a global supplier of an extensive range of optical transceivers, multiplexers, OADMs and power meters, with a special focus on 100G+ solutions and dark fiber CWDM and DWDM projects. Our innovative EDFA-MUX solutions allow customers to do multiple times 10G up to 200km, and multiple times 100G up to 80km using QSFP28 DWDM optics.

Quality is our number one priority - every product we offer is individually tested and guaranteed with a lifetime warranty.

At Solid Optics, we are continually developing new products to meet our customers' changing needs. Our Recoding Tool allows our customers to recode optics on-site between brands, and to change the channel on our DWDM Tunable optics within seconds.

If you need any custom solutions for projects requiring multiplexers with additional features and ports, splice trays, underground enclosures, dispersion compensators and more, the Solid Optics technical team is always there to support you.

Lern more about Solid Optics here.