The SWITCH Foundation has operated the Swiss Education & Research Network since 1987, guaranteeing the universities access to the information society. This high-performance network connects users in Switzerland with users all over the world. Operating this network provides SWITCH with the necessary know-how and technological foundation for running the registry for domain names ending in .ch and .li.
We have a variety of Linux distributions in use as server operating systems - with Debian currently running on 140 servers. We not only appreciate the stability and speed of the Debian OS, but also the efficient and smooth packet administration as well as the quickly available security updates. Distribution upgrades are easy to install. SWITCH will thus continue to use Debian as default Linux distribution and will recommend it to its service operators.