Open–IX Association Announces Official Agenda for Upcoming Americas Interconnection Summit

April 7, 2015

Summit Agenda Focuses on Relevant Trends and Topics Surrounding Peering and Interconnection

CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – March 31, 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, today announces the final agenda for its Americas Interconnection Summit, taking place April 7-9, 2015 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, CA. The three-day conference is an unprecedented gathering of influential Internet community members that aims to connect industry participants interested in peering and interconnection.

Attendees from Internet Service Providers (ISPs), content providers and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), data center and Internet exchange operators, and related network hardware and software suppliers will hear presentations on issues, relevant trends and topics surrounding peering and interconnection from influential Internet community members, industry veterans and thought-leaders.

Day 1 of AIS will include meeting-maker sessions as well as an opening cocktail reception and dinner sponsored by AMS-IX United States. Day 2 will begin with breakfast and opening remarks from Open-IX Co-Founder and Chairman David Temkin and EdgeConneX CEO Randy Brouckman, followed by a series of educational sessions, including How to RFP Data Centers; Netconf for Peering Automation; SIX IX Update; The Internet is Broken: The Effect of the Commodity Internet on Real-Time Applications; CloudRouter; and Software-Defined Internet Exchange. Networking activities on Day 2 will also include a networking break sponsored byDigital Realty as well as a dinner and social event at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Event Center sponsored by Comcast Wholesale.

The final day of AIS will feature breakfast followed by meeting-maker sessions and breaks sponsored by DE-CIX New YorkDuPont Fabros TechnologyEdgeConneX, International Internet Exchange (IIX) and Netflix. Educational sessions will include the Title II Panel; DDoS; Building the First IX in Mexico; Peering in Brazil; Bit Mile Peering; and Policy and Tooling. The agenda for Day 3 also features various Lightning Talks and a social event at the Western Metal Rooftop at San Diego’s Petco Park.

AIS is coordinated by the Open-IX Association, 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 hascertified 22 data centers and five exchanges since its establishment in 2013.

AIS is sponsored by an elite group of companies, including Founding Platinum SponsorsNetflix and EdgeConneX; Gold Sponsor IIX; Silver Sponsor DE-CIX New York; Dinner Sponsor AMS-IX United States; Social Event Sponsor Comcast Wholesale; Welcome Refreshments Sponsor NTT Communications; and Coffee / Snacks Break Sponsors Digital Realty and DuPont Fabros TechnologyClick here for more information about AIS sponsorship.

Registration for AIS is currently open; please register here. For more information about AIS, or email

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About OIX

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