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RIPE 84 Conference Recap

by | May 27, 2022

The RIPE 84 conference was a five-day virtual and in-person event that took place in Berlin, Germany from May 16th to the 20th. This event brought together the internet community to discuss the latest developments and updates in technology.

RIPE84 Conference Highlights

With so many interesting sessions to choose from, here are a few that caught our attention.

Day One
The event began with a warm and exciting welcome from RIPE Chair, Mirjam Kuhne, with a heartfelt round of applause as it was the first meeting held in person since RIPE79. It was then followed by the Global NOG Alliance: Taskforce to Keep Ukraine Connected hosted by Rene Fichtmueller, recognizing the network operators of Ukraine. We would also like to give a special thank you to our very own 6connect team members Jan Žorž and Sander Steffan for supporting and being a part of the #KeepUkraineConnected initiative.

Day Two
The second day was lively with 682 attendees onsite and online. We also had our own incredible Sander Steffann lead an informative and musical presentation Stairway to Anycast on why and how we built an anycast platform at 6connect. This was followed by a collaborative discussion with Remco van Mook from Lynkstate on their role in making the platform more robust and efficient using various measurements and monitoring tools.

Day Three
Let’s not forget about the coffee breaks where we had some exciting opportunities to network and have engaging conversations with our fellow attendees. We also heard Pascal Gloor from Init7 discuss his experience in upgrading their service to 25Gig Fiber to the Home (FTTH).

Day Four
Continued to be a success with more working group sessions and presenters like Ben Cartwright-Cox on The Unending Misery of bgp.tools who discussed the process of bgp.tools, the falsehoods programmers believe about BGP, and long term goals just to name a few.

Day Five
We ended an awesome week of technology updates, group discussions, and connecting with the internet community by hearing from Jaromír Talíř on Using eIDAS to verify the identity of ccTLD registrants. Other presenters were Marcin Nawrocki on QUIC Handshakes and Geoff Huston on Revocation.

In Closing
This RIPE84 conference had a great turnout with 589 participants onsite and 180 online bringing together a total of 769 attendees. It was full of great energy, fantastic presentations, and let’s not forget about the extravagant cheese selection! Overall this was an amazing development and networking experience for the internet community. If you didn’t get a chance to attend this time around be sure to mark your calendar for the next RIPE85 being held in Belgrade, Serbia October 23rd to 28th 2022.

Here are a few fun highlights from the #RIPE84 Twitter stream:

“We decided to move our rather complex IP address and DHCP management process to ProVision and it has worked out great for us!! The team at 6connect were very flexible and went above and beyond to accommodate our requirements and helped to make the migration as smooth and hitch free as possible. Kudos to the team @ 6connect!”

Premkumar Subramaniam
Head of R&D
viewquest

“We are excited to be partnering with 6connect to leverage their technology and talent. We particularly admire their long-standing IPv6 contributions and their ability to service and support customers in this area, some who are the largest service provider in the world. The 6connect executive leadership team and technical team are great to work with and we look forward to many partnered projects to help customers address their Cloud, IoT and Security needs with IPv6. Automation, workflow and orchestration are critical to the success of most of these projects and 6connect is well positioned to help our mutual customers in those areas.”

Ed Horley
Co-Founder & CEO
HexaBulid

“Enterprises can struggle managing purposefully segmented DDI architectures with any agility. Our partnership with 6connect empowers customers with complex infrastructures to move faster to service the business while consolidating visibility and control over their estate.”

Andrew Wertkin
Chief Strategy Officer,
BlueCat

“6connect’s approach to automation addresses quite a few challenges with physical and virtual networks – how to improve the agility of your current network infrastructure without sacrificing reliability and adoption of future network technologies.”

Pär Lange
Investment Director
SwissCom

“A customer is looking for an integrated solution from a single vendor for both IPAM and DNS. Through the 6connect reseller program, Secure64 is able to offer the most secure DNS solutions married to a unique combination of IPAM and resource provisioning that customers want. It’s a marriage made in heaven.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing
Secure64

“A huge benefit of working with the 6connect team is that they devoted a lot of resources to get our products integrated so we had the turnkey solution that we could take to market. It was very easy to work with their team to get product integrated and successfully launched.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing
Secure64

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