The Open and Neutral Summit Focused on Peering and Interconnection to Take Place April 7-10, 2015 in San Diego, CA
Herndon, VA – April 2, 2015 – EdgeConneX®, specializing in hosting solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that it is a Platinum Sponsor of the inaugural Americas Interconnection Summit (AIS), taking place April 7-10, 2015 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, CA. The three-day conference, organized by the Open-IX Association (OIX), is an unprecedented gathering of individuals focused on interconnection, peering and connectivity for the opportunity to learn, meet and exchange ideas to advance the Internet.
EdgeConneX CEO, Randy Brouckman, will join Netflix Director of Network Architecture and Strategy and OIX Co-Founder and Chairman, David Temkin, in welcoming AIS attendees during opening remarks of the conference at 9:00 AM. EdgeConneX has achieved OPEN-IX® OIX-2 certification for its Houston, TX Edge Data Center® (EDC) and intends to certify additional Edge Data Centers in the future.
“As an early supporter of the OIX initiative, EdgeConneX is honored to support this event and its overall mission of creating opportunities to interconnect the networks that make the Internet work,” shares Mr. Brouckman. “At EdgeConneX, we have realized the worth of the OIX initiative since its 2013 inception, becoming one of the first to implement its technical and operating standards for data center certification. As such, we are excited to share the OIX message with the greater community with the intent to continue progress in ensuring a better and stronger environment for worldwide interconnectivity.”
AIS is specifically designed to enable real-time connections between influential Internet community members in an open and neutral environment. This includes converging Internet Service Providers (ISPs), content providers, including Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), data center and Internet exchange operators and related network hardware and software suppliers. Bringing this community together is an opportunity to foster creativity, inspiration and strategic exchange of information, with the ultimate goal of overcoming the Internet’s connectivity, resiliency and security challenges.
EdgeConneX specializes in providing purpose-built, power dense and edge of network Edge Data Centers and wireless solutions that enable the fastest delivery of content to end-users. EdgeConneX has created a new edge of the Internet by designing and deploying facilities that are strategically positioned nearest to network provider aggregation points, ensuring the lowest latency data delivery, with an improved quality of service.
Open-IX Association is a non-profit association established to promote a simplified, neutral and distributed Internet exchange system. Organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet, the Open-IX Association aims to increase 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 has certified 22 data centers and five exchanges since its establishment in 2013.
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 email@example.com.
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EdgeConneX® is a data center provider specializing in hosting content at the edge of the network. They provide Space, Power & Connectivity for content, network, colocation, CDNs and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners. EdgeConneX has created a new edge for traditional networks offering superior performance and economics. Their purpose-built Meet You Points® optimize delivery of data at network-critical locations closest to the end user. 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, including William Charnock, Christian Koch, Chris Malayter, Keith Mitchell, Josh Snowhorn, David Temkin, and Barry Tishgart. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.
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