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IXScotland 1

LINX staged a meeting to discuss the opportunities of regional peering in Scotland. The event took place on Wednesday 27th March 2013 at Edinburgh Conference Centre at Herriot Watt University and ran from 1pm - 5.00pm, followed by a post-event social. The purpose of the meetingwas to gauge interest of existing LINX members, as well as those not already peering in either London or Manchester, in establishing a peering point or points in Scotland.

LINX launched its first regional peering point in Manchester and are planning to establish more in a number of other regions where there is significant Internet traffic. This is therefore be an excellent opportunity to hear about those future plans but also a chance to network with other interested parties.

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Registration & Attendee List

Registration for LINX93 is available to members only. If you are not a LINX member and wish to attend please email us at register@linx.net where your request will be considered.

Agenda

The event agenda was as follows:

 
Presentation Topic
Speaker
12.00
Buffet Lunch Available
-
12.30
Registration Opens
-
 
Part 1 - Background Briefing on Peering and IXPs
 
13.00
Welcome to the Event
(video)
Colin Cook,
Deputy Director Digital Strategy and Programmes
13.10
Background briefing on peering and Internet Exchanges
Speakers chosen from the network community, who will explain how peering works, what the benefits are, and how this is facilitated by an Internet exchange (video)
Andrew Ogilvie,
Xtrahost
13.35
Global view of Peering
(video)
Martin Levy,
Hurricane Electric
13.50
Q&A Session
(video)
Chair: John Souter,
LINX
14.00
Refreshments available
-
 
Part 2 - The Potential for a UK IXP in Scotland
 
14.30
Introduction to second session
- Recap on Part 1 and Context for Part 2
John Souter, 
LINX
14.40
Scottish Government Digital Programmes
Scotland's ambition to be a world class Digital nation
(video)
Dr Trudy Nicolson,
Head of Broadband Policy Scottish Government
15.00
Keynote presentation: The LINX UK peering initiative
(video)
John Souter,
LINX
15.40
Data Centres: An overview of what is happening in Scotland
(video)
Charlie Boisseau,
Fluency
16.10
Round up Presentation: Drawing it all together and managing expectations (video)
John Souter,
LINX
16.30
Q&A Session
Panel of Event Speakers
Chair: John Souter
16.45
Closing Remarks
(video)
Prof. Michael Fourman,
Edinburgh University
17.00
Event Close
Move to Networking social in the College Lounge
Social ends approx 19.30
 

Agenda

Wednesday Agenda Topic Speaker
12:00 Buffet Lunch Available -
12:30 Registration Opens -
13:00 Welcome to the Event
(video)
Colin Cook,
Deputy Director Digital Strategy and Programmes
13:10 Background briefing on peering and Internet Exchanges
Speakers chosen from the network community, who will explain how peering works, what the benefits are, and how this is facilitated by an Internet exchange (video)
Andrew Ogilvie,
Xtrahost
13:35 Global view of Peering
(video)
Martin Levy,
Hurricane Electric
13:50 Q&A Session
(video)
Chair: John Souter,
LINX
14:00 Refreshments available -
14:30 Introduction to second session
- Recap on Part 1 and Context for Part 2
John Souter, 
LINX
14:40 Scottish Government Digital Programmes
Scotland's ambition to be a world class Digital nation
(video)
Dr Trudy Nicolson,
Head of Broadband Policy Scottish Government
15:00 Keynote presentation: The LINX UK peering initiative
(video)
John Souter,
LINX
15:40 Data Centres: An overview of what is happening in Scotland
(video)
Charlie Boisseau,
Fluency
16:10 Round up Presentation: Drawing it all together and managing expectations (video) John Souter,
LINX
16:30 Q&A Session Panel of Event Speakers
Chair: John Souter
16:45 Closing Remarks
(video)
Prof. Michael Fourman,
Edinburgh University
17:00 Event Close
Move to Networking social in the College Lounge
Social ends approx 19.30
-

Webcast

LINX has been webcasting its meetings since LINX41 held in May 2003. If you are unable to attend a LINX meeting for any reason the webcast is a great way to stay involved. The stream can be accessed by members only via an authenticated link on this website on the day of the meeting. The image quality is excellent and you can be involved in discussions via the IRC channel during the event.

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