November, 2013: LU-CIX, The Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange, rounded off the week nicely by hosting the “LU-CIX End Of The Year Event” on Friday, November 22nd and inviting 250 of their closest partners and other telecoms professionals to network and socialise at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. International Account Manager at IX Reach, Ben Nicklin, attended the event and oversaw IX Reach’s lunch sponsorship at the event.
Ben joined the other attendees from the ICT, Internet and data centre sectors and content and media backgrounds. This year’s event had the headline of “Internet & Data Centre Industries and Related Security Challenges”.
Frédérique Ulrich, Business Development Manager at LU-CIX, made the introductory welcome speech highlighting the growing concern within the industry for the security of Internet Exchanges and data centres after the recent increase in threats.
After several presentations from other ICT professionals sharing their views about security within their sectors in Luxembourg, Marco Houwen, President of LU-CIX took to the floor to discuss the five year history of LU-CIX and highlighted the possible problems, issues and challenges ahead.
IX Reach recently became the first carrier to connect to the LU-CIX platform, offering remote peering services to all members, via LU-CIX’s Central European Peering Hub, to major Internet Exchanges, such as AMS-IX, DE-CIX, France-IX and LINX.
IX Reach would like to thank LU-CIX for the invitation to sponsor, join and participate in this interesting and informative event.