Open–IX Association to Speak at DatacenterDynamics Enterprise USA in New York City

March 4, 2015

Board Secretary Christian Koch and Data Center Standards Committee Chair Gabe Cole to Discuss the Network Edge Traffic Jam

CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – March 4, 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 Board Liaison and Data Center Standards Committee Chair Gabe Cole and Secretary of the Board Christian Koch will speak at DatacenterDynamics (DCD) Enterprise USA, to be held March 17-18, 2015 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

Mr. Koch and Mr. Cole will present “Enterprise Users Have a Stake in Fixing the Network Edge Traffic Jam for CDN and Cloud Apps”, taking place at 4:20 PM on March 17, 2015. According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index, annual global IP traffic will surpass the zettabyte threshold in 2016. The session will explore the modern enterprise’s role in the growing demand for streaming content and cloud applications, as well as its impact on efficient, economic transfer of data traffic among disparate networks. It will also compare the consistency and efficiency of both European and North American exchanges, and their role in resolving this impending traffic issue. Furthermore, Mr. Koch and Mr. Cole will discuss the growth and overall mission of OPEN-IX®, which develops and promotes open, uniform Internet Exchange Point (IXP) standards for data centers and peering points to support better, more ubiquitous Internet exchanges.

Open-IX Association is 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 has certified 22 data centers and three exchanges since its establishment in 2013.

The two-day DatacenterDynamics Enterprise USA conference caters to the needs of the enterprise data center community. Featuring over 100 speakers across 72 sessions, DCD Enterprise USA has been specially designed as the ultimate knowledge and networking platform for senior data center end-users and operators dealing with the increasingly complex and heterogeneous mission-critical enterprise environments.

Open-IX Association will be hosting its inaugural Amaericas Interconnection Summit, taking place April 7-9, 2015 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, CA.

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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. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.