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.

Mr. Cole will participate in the panel “Facility Juggling: Managing Load Balancing, Edge Locations, and Networks,” taking place at 10:10 AM.  The panel will explore how single-facility data center operators must learn to shift loads in order to maintain high performance and keep systems available for end-users at all times.  The discussion will also address the best methods to share loads between areas of single data centers, how to take advantage of multiple fiber providers for maximum performance, and how to pass loads across geographically-dispersed data centers to serve users across the country.  With “edge” data centers fast becoming a top-of-mind topic in the industry, the panel will also examine the factors that come into play when choosing the best location for satellite facilities, as well as how to set up networking between your primary and secondary data centers, and various methodologies to maintain availability, performance and maximal efficiency through utilization across a complex, geographically disparate data center network.

A one-day event, AFCOM Symposium NYC 2015 provides data center and facilities management professionals in the New York City-New Jersey metro area with deep-dive educational sessions and invaluable networking opportunities.  The Symposium is designed for anyone involved with IT, data centers and disaster recovery solutions, including data center facility owners, operators and managers, as well as supervisors and engineers on the front lines.  The educational program is divided into three blocks with sessions ranging from “Best Practices for Operating a Data Center” to “Can Liquid Cooling Reduce or Eliminate Water Usage?” to “Data Centers Today,” the closing session,  during which participants will vote on topics to explore in the data center environment happening today.

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

To request a meeting with the OPEN-IX® team at AFCOM Symposium NYC 2015, email OpenIX@imillerpr.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.  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 www.open-ix.org.

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