Open–IX Association to Speak at UK Network Operators’ Forum

Jan. 20, 2015

Board Member Keith Mitchell to Discuss Open-IX Model, Progress and Relevance to Peering and Interconnect in Europe

CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – January 20, 2015 – The Open-IX Association (OIX), a non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, announces that Board Member Keith Mitchell will speak at the United Kingdom Network Operators’ Forum 30 (UKNOF30) event, to be held Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Etc. Venues -155 Bishopsgate in London, UK.

Mr. Mitchell, who also serves as the UKNOF Managing Director and Chairman of UKNOF30, will present “Open-IX: Beyond Year One”, taking place at 2:15 PM. The session will explore the Open-IX model of fostering data center and interconnection standards to improve the landscape of Internet peering and interconnect globally. Mr. Mitchell will also discuss Association progress to date following its first full year of operation, including defining two key open standards for Internet exchange and data center operators and opening the Open-IX certification process to interested parties worldwide. Along with helping encourage a neutral and distributed interconnect ecosystem in North America, the Association’s progress has led to the OIX certification of more than 20 locations. Lastly, Mr. Mitchell will examine Open-IX’s relevance to peering and interconnect in Europe.

UKNOF was founded in 2005 to create an open environment for British Internet operators to exchange information on network operations, technologies and practices. The forum’s main objectives include improving technical coordination between IP network operators within the UK as well as enhancing the efficiency and stability of the UK’s network infrastructure.

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.

To apply for OPEN-IX® certification, email info@open-ix.org.
For additional information about the Open-IX Association, please visit www.open-ix.org.

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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 www.open-ix.org.