Open–IX Association Selected to Present at DatacenterDynamics Converged Chicago

Sept. 22, 2014

Board of Directors Vice Chair Daniel Golding and Data Center Standards Committee Chair Gabe Cole to Discuss “Managing the Network Edge”

CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – September 22, 2014 – The Open-IX Association (OIX), a non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, announces today that Vice Chairman of the Open-IX Board of Directors Daniel Golding and Chairman of the Open-IX Data Center Standards CommitteeGabe Cole will speak at the Data Center Dynamics Converged Chicago conference, taking place October 1, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

Mr. Golding and Mr. Cole are scheduled to present a session titled Open IX: Managing The Network Edge from 11:40 AM – 12:20 PM in Hall 3. The session will explore the mounting need to efficiently and economically transfer traffic amongst different networks, driven by the proliferation of content delivery and cloud applications in the market. It will also discuss the role of accessible, consistent and member-governed exchanges in supporting these increased network demands. Additionally, Mr. Golding and Mr. Cole will address the emergence and growth of Open-IX, which develops Internet Exchange and data center consensus standardsthat promote efficient, massive-scale interconnection requirements that are clear, uniform and cost-effective.

Open-IX is a non-profit organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet community who aim to increase the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive scale interconnection for all. Through broad participation of data center owners, network providers and content producers, the Association has produced two standards and certified 21 data center and two exchanges since its inception less than one year ago.

DatacenterDynamics Converged Chicago is part of the world’s largest peer-led data center conference and expo series attended by over 28,000 data center professionals worldwide. The event unites the people, processes and technologies required to develop world-class data center strategies in Chicago, a hub of data center activity and the nation’s central point which connects the US’ fiber networks.

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About Open-IX

The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community derived effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and interconnect in the United States. OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges in North America while promoting uniform, cost-efficient 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 IX performance by developing criteria and methods of measurement to reduce the complexity that restricts interconnection in fragmented markets.  The OIX Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community in the United States, including Paul L. Andersen; Donald S. Clark; Dan Golding; Martin Hannigan; Keith Mitchell; David Temkin; and Barry Tishgart.