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.

Open-IX.8.2016A Tier III-rated data center, EdgeConneX’s Portland Edge Data Center adds OIX-2 to its current PCI-DSS, SOC 2-Type 2 and HIPAA certifications.  The Portland EDC, the only OIX-certified data center in the Pacific Northwest, also offers access to a Cloud Ecosystem that provides on-demand, direct access to top cloud providers, the latest interconnection, infrastructure monitoring and performance measurement, as well as network access and managed services solutions. This ecosystem enables customers to launch, manage and grow private, hybrid and public cloud environments with ease within a secure and reliable Edge Data Center environment.

“We’re excited to have earned Open-IX certification at our Portland Edge Data Center, which demonstrates that EdgeConneX meets the highest physical and operational standards,” states Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX.  “As the first provider in the Pacific Northwest to design its data center to adhere to OIX specifications, achieving this stringent global benchmark reinforces that the Portland EDC delivers the performance, resiliency and reliability necessary to interconnect networks.”

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 30 data centers and 10 exchanges globally since its establishment in 2013.

“We are delighted to announce EdgeConneX as the first Open-IX-certified data center in the Pacific Northwest,” comments William Charnock, Chairman of the Open-IX Association. “This certification acknowledges EdgeConneX’s ongoing commitment to reducing the complexity that restricts interconnection in Tier II markets.”

For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading Edge of network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to wireless and data communications, visit edgeconnex.com or email info@edgeconnex.com.

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About EdgeConneX®

EdgeConneX® is the only global Edge Data Center® provider. Creating purpose-built, edge-of-network infrastructure solutions that extend the Internet’s reach, EdgeConneX enables the fastest and most secure delivery of content, cloud services and applications. Edge Data Centers host bandwidth intensive and latency sensitive data closer to end-users, establishing a more secure, reliable and cost effective distribution model for the Internet. For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere® at edgeconnex.com.

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. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.

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