Open–IX Association to Speak at MEF GEN14 in Washington, D.C.

Nov. 18, 2014

Marketing Committee Chair, Vinay Nagpal, to Discuss the Inception, Growth and Future of Open-IX

CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – November 18, 2014 – The Open-IX Association (OIX), a non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, announces that Marketing Committee Chair, Vinay Nagpal, will speak at the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) conference, to be held November 17-20, 2014 at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Nagpal will join thought-leaders from the MEF Wholesale Services, Internet Peering and Interconnection industries on the breakfast session, “Industry Initiatives Update”, taking place 7:30 AM – 8:20 AM on Thursday, November 20, 2014. The presentation will explore the emergence and proliferation of Open-IX, as well as update attendees on recent and future Association initiatives. Mr. Nagpal will also discuss Open-IX’s relevance and role in improving the global peering landscape, highlighting how providing alternative ways of interconnection with other industry players via alternative exchange points in various metros can ensure more efficient and resilient Internet operation.

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. Through broad participation of interconnect and data center professionals, the Association has produced two Internet Exchange and data center consensus-based community standards and certified 21 data centers and two exchangessince its inception approximately one year ago.

MEF GEN 14 is a world-class Global Ethernet Networking conference that hosts the largest gathering of Carrier Ethernet services buyers and sellers. The conference is a global gathering of the Ethernet community defining the future of network-enabled cloud, data, and mobile services powered by the convergence of Carrier Ethernet 2.0, SDN, and virtualization technologies. With over 115 communications industry expert speakers, MEF GEN 14 offers engaging discussions across the topics of Internet peering and interconnection, Ethernet business services, Cloud services, Ethernet wholesale services, and more.

For more information about the Open-IX Association, visit To apply for OIX certification, email [email protected].

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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 Donald S. Clark, Dan Golding, Martin Hannigan, Keith Mitchell, David Temkin, and Barry Tishgart. More information about OIX can be found by visiting

About MEF GEN14

With a target audience of nearly 1,500 attendees, GEN14 is the must-attend networking event of the year for professionals involved in the CE services & technology industry that consists of retail, wholesale, and mobile service providers; data center providers; cloud service providers; mid to large businesses; government organizations; utilities, network solutions vendors; the press; analysts; investors; and others.

GEN14 will bring together a global array of industry executives and other CE, SDN, Network Functions Virtualization, and Cloud experts from across the CE ecosystem to contribute to the event’s program and networking opportunities. Every aspect of GEN14 is being developed with the paramount goal of empowering industry professionals with the highest-quality information, analysis, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities possible to help them successfully navigate through today’s pressing cost, revenue, and business process challenges.

GEN14 will encompass industry-leading keynote speakers, educational roundtables and panels, a services and technology demonstration center (including proof-of-concept and other CE, SDN, NFV, and cloud services demos), an exhibit floor, and a vibrant global media hub with domestic and international press. For event registration and other information,