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Netnod Selected to Host RIPE NCC "Warm Node"

On 1 July 2013, the RIPE NCC issued a call for organisations willing to host a "warm node" able operate some of the RIPE NCC's critical services in case of a major disaster in the Amsterdam area. In response, we received expressions of interest from 88 organisations, of which 22 submitted a full Request for Proposal (RFP).

Various factors were taken into account in reaching a decision, including the legal and political situation in the country of hosting provider, the host organisation's facilities, connectivity and support services, and the specific terms and conditions of the contract (including pricing).

The RIPE NCC has decided to establish this "warm node" with Netnod AS in Stockholm, Sweden. Netnod was selected for several reasons including their connectivity, security, geographic location and reputation.

We would like to thank all those organisations that offered their services.