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.

Holding a strategic position in the telecommunications industry, Marseille, France links Europe to North Africa, Jaguar Logothe Middle East and Asia-Pacific. A notable milestone for Open-IX, David Temkin, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Open-IX Association, also believes the international designation validates growing “demand for neutrality, openness, service offerings, infrastructure and operations standards in data centers and IXPs around the globe.”

A 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, the Open-IX Association is organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet. Free from competitive bias and hidden corporate agendas, the association’s autonomy helps preserve the integrity of its certifications to help increase the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all. Since its inception in 2013, Open-IX has certified 25 data centers and five exchanges around the world.

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