IPng is more than just a company. We operate a privately owned collection of hosting software and network services. As such, we can make decisions quickly. The roots of IPng go all the way back to the 90s, when IPv6 was called the next generation internet protocol, or IPng for short.
Rather than dazzle you with pictures of clouds, grandiose projections of our “global IP backbone”, and other claims that small businesses make to appear larger than they are, we’re happy to show what we know, what we own, and how we can help you accomplish your goals if you want to work with us.
Our mission is to make networking and hosting services available to our customers, partners and users with a flexible yet uncompromising quality.
As most companies, it started with an opportunity. We got our hands on a physical location which had a raised floor at 60m2 and a significant power connection of 3x200A, and a metro fiber connection at 10Gig. We asked ourselves ‘what would it take to turn this into a colo?’ and the rest is history. Thanks to our partners who benefit from this infrastructure as well, making this first small colocation site was not only interesting, but also very rewarding.
The networking and service provider industry is quite small and well organized into Network Operator Groups, so we work under the assumption that everybody knows everybody. We’d definitely like to pitch in and share what we have built, both the physical bits but also the narrative.
We have been operating autonomous systems and corporate networks for decades. In Switzerland, we incorporated in early 2021 into a limited liability company.
Pim van Pelt - PBVP1-RIPE started his career as a network engineer in the Netherlands, where he worked for Intouch, Freeler, and BIT. He helped raise awareness for IPv6, for example by launching it at AMS-IX back in 2001. He also operated SixXS, a global IPv6 tunnel broker, from 2001 through to its sunset in 2017. Since 2006, Pim works as a Site Reliability Engineer at Google in Zurich, Switzerland. In his free time, he goes Geocaching, contributes to open source projects, and flies model helicopters.