Category Archives: Open-IX

EdgeConneX® Portland Edge Data Center® Earns OIX-2 Certification

EdgeConneXEdgeConneX® announced this week that its Portland Edge Data Center® (EDC) has been awarded Open-IX OIX-2 certification.

OIX-2 certification confirms that Portland EDC’s infrastructure reduces complexities and enables the implementation of business-critical environments, content platforms and international IP networks.

EdgeConneX® Portland Edge Data Center® Achieves OIX-2 Certification

Portland Facility is the First and Only OIX-Certified Data Center in the Pacific Northwest

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA –  August 4, 2016 EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the Edge of the network, today announces that its Portland Edge Data Center® (EDC) has been awarded OPEN-IX® OIX-2 certification.  Earning OIX-2 certification validates that the Portland EDC’s infrastructure reduces the complexity that restricts interconnection and enables the implementation of business-critical environments, international IP core networks or content platforms.

MASS IX Becomes First Boston-Area IXP to Receive OIX-1 Certification

massix_top_logoMassachusetts Internet Exchange (MASS IX) and the Open-IX Association (OIX) recently announced that MASS IX is the first Boston-based Internet Exchange Point (IXP) to be awarded OPEN-IX® OIX-1 certification.  MASS IX, powered by TOWARDEX, provides a state-of-the-art physical platform that is distributed over seven data centers in the Boston metro area, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the region.  Its mission is focused on improving performance and lowering the cost of network interconnections throughout the greater Boston area.

Open–IX Association to Participate at AFCOM Symposium NYC 2015

Executive Director Gabe Cole to Speak on Panel Focused on Managing Data Center Load Balancing, Edge Locations and Networks

Open-IXBLOOMINGDALE, MI, USA – December 9, 2015
– The Open-IX Association (OIX), a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, announces that its Executive Director, Gabe Cole, will speak at the AFCOM Symposium NYC 2015, to be held December 10 at the Convene Conference Center in Times Square, New York.

Open–IX Association Executive Director to Speak at DatacenterDynamics Europe in London

Executive Director Gabe Cole to Participate in Dual Panels Focused on Network and Open Data Center Innovation as Well as Software-Defined Data Centers

Open-IX LogoBLOOMINGDALE, MI, USA – November 13, 2015 – The Open-IX Association (OIX), a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, announces that its Executive Director, Gabe Cole, will speak on two panels at DatacenterDynamics Europe, to be held November 18-19, 2015 at the Excel London, Prince Regent in London, U.K.

On November 18 at 4:20 p.m., Mr. Cole, alongside panelists from the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), EMEA, Primary Data, Tintri and Kaminaro, as well as moderator Max Smolaks, Editor at DatacenterDynamics, will participate in the panel “Software-Defined Data Centers – Realizing the Practical Realities of a Software-Defined Future.” This discussion will look at the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) and its ability to address the yottabyte traffic that will traverse networks by 2030. Mr. Cole will offer additional insights into open Software-Defined Networking (SDN) platforms and SDDC in the enterprise versus hyper-scale environments.

On November 19 at 12:40 p.m., Mr. Cole will join representatives from Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV), Linaro and moderator Peter Judge, Global Editor at DatacenterDynamics, on the panel “Are You Ready for Open Infrastructure? What We’ve Learned So Far…” The panel will explore the implementation of open infrastructure solutions from a variety of IT perspectives and provide real-world insights for organizations evaluating such solutions. Panelists will also discuss the implications of open infrastructure and the likely impact on existing IT processes and resources as well as new skills requirements, the impact of open infrastructure on the current infrastructure and operations management model, serviceability, and financial considerations and planning.

A two-day event, DatacenterDynamics Europe brings together over 3,000 senior business, operations and technology professionals as well as industry-leading practitioners from the world’s major data center and cloud providers to discuss the very engine that drives today’s industry-leading innovations, including the Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, big data and clouds. The program will run separate tracks on IT and networks, critical environment, design and strategy, and solutions, in addition to application and cloud, and stacking IT. Featuring over 130 speakers across 90 sessions, the conference includes expert presentations, interactive workshops and innovation labs centered on SDN, hyper converged, open architecture, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), web scale and disaggregation.

Organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet, the Open-IX Association is dedicated to increasing the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all. With the help of broad participation of interconnect and data center professionals, the Association has successfully developed Internet Exchange and data center consensus-based community standards and certified 27 data centers and six exchanges since its establishment in 2013.

To request a meeting with the OPEN-IX® team at DatacenterDynamics Europe, email or stop by stand number TP4 in the Media Café. 

About Open-IX Association
The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and massive-scale interconnection. OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges while promoting uniform standards of performance for interconnections backed by the Internet community. The Association aims to promote common and uniform specifications for data transfer and physical connectivity and improve overall Internet performance by developing criteria and methods of measurement to reduce the complexity that restricts massive-scale interconnection in fragmented markets. The OIX Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community, including William Charnock, Christian Koch, Chris Malayter, Keith Mitchell, Josh Snowhorn, David Temkin, and Barry Tishgart. New elected board members for 2016 are Greg Hankins and Vinay Nagpal, and David Temkin, who was re-elected, will be returning to the Board along with current Board members Charnock, Koch, Malayter and Snowhorn. More information about OIX can be found by visiting

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Open-IX Association Announces Board of Directors Election Results

As originally written and published on Data Center POST

oix certificationRainy weather and concerns about a looming hurricane couldn’t keep attendees away from the Open-IX Association’s (OIX’s) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, October 2 at Intergate.Manhattan.  The meeting featured a full agenda of OIX updates, as well as lunch and a special post-event social and networking session. The event, hosted by OIX, was made possible thanks to the hospitality of Sabey Data Centers, and post-event social sponsor Zayo.

OIXA Board of Directors Elections Are Underway

By Gabe Cole, Executive Director, Open-IX Association

Open-IXThree new Board of Directors members will be welcomed by the Open-IX Association this Friday, October 2 during OIXA Annual General Meeting at Intergate. Manhattan. Comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community, the Open-IX board converges to create a better, safer, stronger, and fairer Internet.  Here’s a brief overview of the responsibilities with which board members are tasked:

Open-IX Association Onboards Gabe Cole as Executive Director

Open-IXGlobal data center IP traffic is expected to reach seven zettabytes per year by 2017.  As the Internet grows, it has become incumbent upon the entire Internet community to overcome the connectivity, resiliency and security challenges that have arisen from its proliferation.  The Open-IX Association is one of the organizations leading the charge.  Open-IX establishes consensus-based standards that not only ensure performance, reliability and security for data centers and interconnection exchanges, but that in effect protect the lifeblood and future growth of a global economy.

Jaguar Network’s Marseille Data Center Awarded OPEN-IX® OIX-2 Certification

Open-IXJaguar Network recently announced that its Marseille-based JN MRS-01 is the first international data center to receive the Open-IX Association OIX-2 certification. Jaguar Network’s OIX-2 certification ensures that its Marseille-based facility is compliant with standard specifications for the reduction of complexity that restricts interconnection in fragmented markets as well as the implementation of business-critical environments, international IP core networks or content platforms. The Tier IV, 8,000-square-meter data center provides customers access to value-added, secure hosting services as well as scalable solutions, all monitored 24x7x365.

AMS-IX Amsterdam Receives OPEN-IX® Certification

AMS-IX logoNeutrality, openness, and simplicity – these are the pillars on which the Open-IX Association (OIX) believes the Internet should rest, creating a world where Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) provide enhanced service offerings, infrastructure and operations to facilitate interconnection in fragmented markets. According to the Open-IX Association, the growth of this initiative is critical to the advancement of massive-scale interconnection.