Open-IX Begins Global Data Center and Internet Exchange Certifications

The Open-IX Association (OIX), a non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, is now accepting Internet Exchange (OIX-1) and Data Center (OIX-2) certification applications for Internet Exchange Points and data centers not just in the U.S., but also worldwide. The declaration extends the application process for OIX standards certifications from North America to the larger global market, emanating from growing interest and requests by Open-IX members and interconnect and data center professionals located in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific as well as other regions across the globe.

“Since its inception, Open-IX has experienced continued momentum for its standards and certification program, growing rapidly amongst data centers and IXPs in the United States,” said Martin Hannigan, co-founder and treasurer of Open-IX Association. “Today, we are announcing another milestone not only for Open-IX, but also the global Internet and Open-IX community. Meeting interest and demand for achieving OIX certification in other countries is crucial to the proliferation of our consensus-based community standards which support the future health and robustness of the Internet as a whole.”

Open-IX is a non-profit association organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet community who aim to increase the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all. The association has produced two standards and certified 21 data centers and two exchanges since its inception approximately one year ago.

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