Creos, the national energy grid operator now connected to LU-CIX
lundi 3 juin 2019 à 04:00
LU-CIX, the Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange, is pleased to welcome Creos, owner and operator of electricity and natural gas networks in Luxembourg, as a new connected member.
Creos is a key player in the national energy sector and by managing a highly critical infrastructure, the company has strict and specific needs regarding its Internet traffic and data. By connecting to LU-CIX, Creos ensures that its national Internet traffic is kept within the Grand Duchy, thus providing the safest option to protect its data.
In case of international Internet connection problems, Creos will always remain joinable in Luxembourg through LU-CIX and benefit from a guaranteed access to hosted content in Luxembourg.
LU-CIX offers also different security services like blackhole services to mitigate Distributed Denial-Of-Service (DDos) attacks that flood a targeted machine with requests to overload and block IT systems.
“It’s an important contribution to national cyber-security that Creos is now connected to LU-CIX.” stated Claude DEMUTH, CEO of LU-CIX.
“By connecting to LU-CIX, we’ve local Internet redundancy and are better prepared for Internet security issues. In addition, our national traffic is faster going through LU-CIX.“ added Jean-Marc Verdure, CIO of Creos.
Creos Luxembourg S.A. owns and operates electricity and natural gas grids in Luxembourg. The company is responsible for planning, maintaining and operating these networks. Creos employs some 712 people - a highly skilled and efficient workforce that enjoys excellent working conditions strives to provide high-quality services for the public. Today, the Creos networks comprise around 9,900 km of power lines and 2,100 km of natural gas pipes. Almost 280,000 customers are connected to the electricity grid and around 47,000 to the natural gas grid.
Additional information can be found on the website of Creos at www.creos.net
LU-CIX, the Luxembourg Commercial Internet eXchange was founded in 2009 based on a non-profit membership association with an open and neutral philosophy. Its aim is to develop the Internet and support the data center community in Luxembourg. As well as providing the technical infrastructure LU-CIX also makes a major contribution to the Luxembourg Internet community through its leading industry event, Luxembourg Internet Days which takes place in November every year and attracts over a thousand industry experts and decision makers from around the globe. LU-CIX also runs the datacenters-in-europe.com website, which provides a shared communication platform for all the players in the Luxembourg data center and Internet arena and promotes Luxembourg as the best place for your European data center and ICT business in the heart of Europe.