root S.A. ( is a leading Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider specializing in Colocation, Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections, and Web Hosting.

root S.A. operates its own international network, running multiple 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections to Frankfurt, London and Amsterdam. Founded in 2002 by Andy Bierlair and Marc Goederich during their studies at the University of Kaiserslautern, root S.A. now operates a redundant international network and is owner of a datacenter of more than 1500 square meters in Steinsel with room for 10.000 servers and has national points of presence at SecureIT, BCE and eBRC. Since January 2009 root S.A. is serving Akamai content (audi. de, nasa,gov, …) to most national broadband customers at a cumulated average speed of 400 MBit/s.

Bierlair, Member of LU-CIX GIE root S.A. is IPv6 ready and operational on all POPs and is actively promoting IPv6.

Key numbers

  • 4.000 customers, 70% non-Luxembourg residents
  • 2.300 Websites
  • 6.500 Domain Names
  • 1.200 servers, currently growing by 100 every month over 300 peerings on AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX
  • 5.000 MBit/s peak outbound traffic volume, busiest content provider in Luxembourg