Welcome at VIX!
The Vienna Internet eXchange (VIX) is a neutral, redundant, high-performance, high-availability Internet Exchange Point (IXP) with about 150 national and international participants, mainly from the Central and Eastern European Region. Details
VIX Next Generation in operation
The Vienna Internet eXchange is running on a completely new hardware platform since 18 May 2021 (3:30 UTC). The new VIX hardware has a significantly higher capacity than the previous one. In particular, the number of available 100 Gbps ports has been greatly increased. Furthermore, the design of the new platform simplifies future upgrades.
The transition was successfully handled in three maintenance windows from 11-18 May 2021 during ongoing operations. Outages were limited to 2-10 minutes per particapant port. We are particularly pleased that the new hardware reduces our peering infrastructure's energy consumption by around 80 %. Therefore, we are perfectly equipped for the coming years!
VIX and COVID-19
The VIX team is working from home office since March 16, 2020. Our availability has not changed, however. You can reach us Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:00, CET; preferably by e-mail but also by phone (see contact information). In the case of an emergency you may also call us outside our office hours at +43 1 4277-14030 and leave a message. If necessary, we will call back swiftly.
Please do not enter our VIX1 (i.e., NIG) data center except for absolute necessities! Actual physical changes to the infrastructure at VIX1 (NIG) such as new patches or accompanied access need to be arranged well beforehand.
Newest VIX Participants
Peering Days is an international conference for Internet Service Providers, primarily from Central and Eastern Europe. However, participants (network engineers, peering coordinators, cloud administrators and data center operators) come from across the globe to get access to expert knowledge, make valuable contacts, and be part of a two-day, mind-blowing experience.
The Vienna Internet eXchange is a founding member of the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX). Euro-IX was launched in May 2001 by Europe's leading Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). IXPs interconnect the networks of Internet Service Providers to enable them to easily and efficiently exchange their Internet traffic.