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Information Technology Quarterly Planning

This page details the work we will do in the IT area in the coming quarter, how you can give your input on that work and our reaction to that input.

We have three objectives in publishing our quarterly planning:

  1. We want to be transparent about the work we are doing
  2. We want your input on that work and our planning, and we want to document that input, and let you know if and when we can add your suggestions to our planning
  3. We want an open dialogue with members and community on developments around the IT and Information Security areas

We launched this initiative in Q2 2022, and we are open to improving what we publish here and how we do that. So let us know if there are ways we can better present our plans.

We will update this page as our activities progress and continue to share updates on RIPE Labs, on the RIPE NCC Membership Discussion and RIPE NCC Services Working Group (WG) mailing lists, and at RIPE Meetings and other events.

Q1 2023 Plans

Last Updated: 16 December 2022

Item Activity Description Status
1 Defining the criticality of RIPE NCC services, part of the cloud strategy framework

We are in the process of engaging with four Working Groups (Database, DNS, NCC Services and Routing) on the criticality rating for a number of our services. This follows the process described in the Service Criticality Framework which was presented and discussed with the community during RIPE 84.

In Q1 2023, we will finalise the criticality rating for eight of our services in consultation with the community.

In progress

Work continues from Q1 2022.

2 Email infrastructure

We are upgrading our mailing list software from Mailman 2 to Mailman 3, containerising it in the process.

We have new Salt-managed MX servers and containerised Mailman 3 for mailing lists. We migrated internal mailing lists, and we are busy with the migration of external ones.

In progress

Work continues from Q1 2022.

3 Network Attached Storage (NAS)

We are revisiting our NAS infrastructure configuration and consulting with our suppliers on the best way forward regarding our storage, backup infrastructure and setup.

We are now in the process of provisioning our new infrastructure related to our storage and backup services.


The work is expected to be finished in 2023-2024.

In progress

Work continues from Q2 2022.

 Items completed in the last quarter

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Community Input on Planning

We want the community to contribute to our plans and suggest additional work items. Please share your comments with us or post them on the RIPE NCC Membership Discussion and RIPE NCC Services WG mailing lists. And we'll be monitoring all the other channels where people talk about these services.

We will be adding your feedback on this page as we progress with our plans.

Reference Input RIPE NCC Reaction
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Archived Quarterly Plans

You can find our plans from the previous quarters on this page. The Q1 2023 plans will be archived once we publish the Q2 2023 planning.