Arnold Nipper is Chief Technology Evangelist (CTE) and Co-Founder of DE-CIX. Before that, he served as DE-CIX’ CTO/COO for more than 15 years. Since 12/2008 Arnold is involved in PeeringDB and has been a Director PeeringDB until 04/2019. Since 01/2019 Arnold is a Director of Open-IX. Until 11/2016 Arnold also was Director of Euro-IX. As of 02/2022 he is a Board Member of SwissIX as well.
Arnold is one of the Internet pioneers in Germany and has more than 30 years of work experience. He was instrumental in setting up one of the first commercial ISP in Germany, was involved in setting up the DE-NIC and co-founded RIPE in 1989.
PeeringDB has been around for almost 20 years and is the go-to place for interconnection data. Whether to find new peers around you, looking for facilities when expanding your networks or retrieving configuration data for BGP sessions. PeeringDB has all of these data.
The database is a non-profit, community-driven initiative run and promoted by volunteers. It is a public tool for the growth and good of the Internet.
Due to the pandemic situation, we haven't updated the German community for a while. This presentation briefly introduces PeeringDB to bring newcomers up to speed and then roughly goes through the new features and developments