Executive Director Gabe Cole to Participate in Two Panels Focused on Network and Open Data Center Innovation

Open-IX LogoCAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – October 14, 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 DatacenterDynamics As-A-Service, to be held October 27-28, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago.

Mr. Cole, joined by a representative from Google, will participate in the panel “Delivering a Low Latency, Very High Performance Network Fabric to Deal with Soaring Enterprise Data Dissemination Needs,” taking place at 10:20 AM on October 27. The panel will explore enterprises’ increased use of bandwidth-intensive applications such as videoconferencing and their impact on existing networks. Mr. Cole will also discuss how Open-IX is enabling open, low latency and high-performance architecture to help overcome today’s data-driven network challenges.

The next day, October 28 at 3:00 PM, Cole will join a plenary panel discussion, “Mapping the New Open Data Center Innovation Genome,” along with senior executives from IBM, StackingIT, the Open Compute Project Foundation and other open-source oriented organizations. The panel will explore the ongoing transformation of the data center and cloud infrastructure sectors from a vendor-driven, closed, proprietary and monolithic technology ecosphere to one of open-sourced, knowledge-community-designed and distributed technology.  The session will also examine the business implications of an open-sourced data center and cloud technology services market, including the accompanying effects on the economics, transparency, performance and resilience of these services, and emerging technologies. Additionally, Mr. Cole will address the growth and overall mission of OPEN-IX®, which develops and promotes open, uniform standards for data centers, among other organizational imperatives.

A two-day event, DCD As-A-Service brings together senior business, operations and technology professionals from the world’s major colocation, cloud, telecoms and other data center and managed service providers to discuss the future of the rapidly growing data center sector. The program will run separate tracks on infrastructure deployment strategies, design, and operational efficiency, in addition to platform interoperability, investment, and demand-side dynamics. Featuring over 70 speakers across 55 sessions, the conference includes interactive workshops and a series of C-suite level roundtables.

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 certified 27 data centers and five exchanges since its establishment in 2013.

To request a meeting with the OPEN-IX® team at DatacenterDynamics As-A-Service, 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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