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ESNOG (Spanish Network Operators Group) formed in 2008 and is an open forum for the exchange of technical information, operational experiences, engineering knowledge and everything related to Internet infrastructure services. Its main goal is to improve experiences and information sharing among network engineers as well as increasing collaboration and coordination between networks in Spain.

Interactions happen mainly through the mailing list (gore [at] esnog [dot] net) and the twice-yearly ESNOG meetings hosted in various places around Spain. Although discussions are usually held in Spanish, contributions in other shared languages are welcome.

ESNOG is not incorporated and functions through the voluntary contributions of a small group of organisers.

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ESPANIX is the largest IXP in the Iberian Peninsula providing its 80+ members a reliable, scalable and fault-tolerant platform to meet all their IXP-related needs with a very cost effective solution.

Based in Madrid, Espanix is hosted in many local data centres and offers peak traffic of 300GBps. It provides peering services to significant players in the Spanish market. Espanix is proud to host the first RIPE Meeting in Madrid.


Gold Sponsor

Hilco Streambank

Hilco Streambank is a leading IPv4 broker in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. For large or complex IPv4 transactions, our IPv4 team will arrange and negotiate direct transactions between buyers and sellers looking for custom solutions. For parties looking to take advantage of a new simplified process, provides a great way to quickly and efficiently get the resources you need. Check out to view previous sale prices.


Silver Sponsors


Established in the early 1990s, AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral, non-profit and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Business internet traffic at AMS-IX has a peak of close to five terabits per second (Tbps) and it interconnects around 800 IP networks, making it one the largest Internet Exchanges in the world.

The AMS-IX platform provides IP interconnection and peering services of a guaranteed high quality for all types of IP traffic, irrespective whether this is traditional data, Voice over IP, mobile Internet traffic or video. By means of peering, these networks can provide their end users (both consumers as well as companies) with stabile, fast and cost-efficient Internet services.

AMS-IX also manages the world’s first mobile peering points: the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX), the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the IPX interconnection points. Furthermore, AMS-IX also manages two additional Internet Exchanges abroad: AMS-IX Hong Kong and AMS-IX Caribbean on Curaçao. AMS-IX’s subsidiary company AMS-IX USA Inc. manages AMS-IX Bay Area, AMS-IX Chicago and AMS-IX New York in the United States of America.



DE-CIX provides premium Internet exchange (IX) services and operates several carrier- and data center-neutral Internet exchanges internationally. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX established an environment for the bilateral settlement-free exchange of Internet traffic called peering. The company serves 800+ carriers, ISPs and content networks from 60+ countries, including all leading international players in various metro markets in Europe, the Middle East and North America. With 5.1+ Terabits per second of peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world’s leading Internet exchange. DE-CIX is your one-stop-shop for peering, interconnection and additional IX services. For more information, please visit


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Kentik is a traffic intelligence company that offers the industry’s first purpose-built big data SaaS that turns huge volumes of NetFlow, BGP and other network data into actionable insights. Kentik stores 90 days of instantly accessible, online raw flow records. We also perform ad hoc traffic analysis at scale, detect DDoS, and provide powerful BGP peering analytics visualisations.


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Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and components that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for telecommunications, networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications. For more than 25 years, Finisar has provided critical optics technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands for network bandwidth and storage. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide.


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IP Broker is one of the first registered brokers in the RIPE region, with offices in the UK, Spain, Romania, Moldova and Hong Kong. It is a leading IPv4 broker in Europe, in both Americas and the Asia Pacific regions. It is the main provider of IPs, from the big Tier1 Internet providers to small ISPs around the world. IP Broker has a team of experienced professionals and can also assist with IPv6 deployment. It has a great deal of experience in brokering the buying and selling of IP addresses.


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ThousandEyes is a Network Intelligence platform that delivers visibility into every network an organization relies on, enabling them to optimize and improve application delivery, end-user experience and ongoing infrastructure investments. Leading companies such as Equinix, ServiceNow and Twitter, as well as eBay and other members of the Fortune 500, use ThousandEyes to improve performance and availability of their business-critical applications. ThousandEyes is backed by Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, Tenaya Capital and GV (formerly Google Ventures), and has headquarters in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit or follow @ThousandEyes on Twitter.



Coffee Break Sponsor


Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.7 million broadcasters. Twitch’s live and video on demand platform caters to the entire video game industry, including game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, casual content creators and the entire eSports scene.


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Bronze Sponsor


The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership around the world. It is also the organizational home for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). With its principled vision, substantial technological foundation and its global presence, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone.


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Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 75 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.


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Itconic is the largest carrier-neutral data center services provider in Spain and Portugal, operating five top-tier data centers in Madrid (2), Barcelona, Seville and Lisbon. Our facilities offer unparalleled availability and no single point of failure. Itconic holds a Tier IV and Management & Operations certification from Uptime Institute.

Connectivity is the cornerstone of our business, leveraging our connectivity network, or a carrier of your choice. Each facility provides unrivalled, seamless access to all local and global carriers, network service providers, ISPs, CDNs, content and cloud providers, and local main public peering exchange points: ESpanix, CATnix, Gigapix. Additionally, our data center footprint sits on top of the main terrestrial and submarine optical fiber routes, granting the best connectivity access to America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Headquartered in Madrid, Itconic supports the most important large Spanish accounts in telco and IT, government, digital media, finance and services industries in Iberia.

Itconic offers a unique combination of colocation and connectivity as well as a comprehensive portfolio of IT operation services with 24/7, ITIL-based, single support and maintenance model, reporting and a uniform service level agreement.



Connectivity Sponsor

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Colt provides on-demand network and communications services to information–intensive businesses across Europe, Asia and North America. Colt uses the power of our network infrastructure, specialist expertise and focus to help our customers address the massive risks, opportunities and changes digitalisation is bringing. With local market understanding and global reach Colt is big enough to deliver and small enough to care.