Vice President of Data Center and Network Services
Anton (Tony) Kapela joined 5NINES in 2006 as an employee and was invited to become a member of the LLC in 2007. Tony provides expert level network design and architecture consultations to clients as well as manages 5NINES own wireless microwave network which covers most of Madison. In fact, this network is so solid, there has only been two brief outages in 5 years of uptime.
Tony has been in the telecommunications and Internet routing field for over ten years. A frequent NANOG contributor and presenter, he's been involved with developing unique solutions to difficult networking problems. He has also been a primary researcher in the BGP security field (read the story published in Wired Magazine) and is responsible for the architecture and operations of the 5NINES network.
When not investigating the latest security threats to the world wide web, Tony enjoys playing his drum sets, bass guitars, sailing, and racking up hours in friends' planes towards his pilot's license.