Open–IX Association to Speak at DatacenterDynamics Converged Dallas

Board Secretary Barry Tishgart and Board Member-Elect Josh Snowhorn to Discuss Open-IX and Its Role in Improving Physical Fiber Connections 

Open-IX LogoCAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – December 5, 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 Secretary of the Board Barry Tishgart and Board member-elect Josh Snowhorn will speak at DatacenterDynamics Converged Dallas, to be held December 9, 2014 at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel.

Mr. Tishgart and Mr. Snowhorn will present “Open-IX: Managing the Network Edge to Improve the Cost and Reliability of Physical Fiber Connections”, taking place in Hall 1 from 2:40 PM to 3:20 PM. The session will explore the main differentiators between Internet exchanges in European and North American markets. It will also discuss the proliferation of content delivery and cloud applications, as well as the resulting need to efficiently and economically transfer traffic amongst different networks. Additionally, Mr. Tishgart and Mr. Snowhorn will describe the establishment of the Open-IX Association, which develops and promotes international standards for data center-based distributed Internet Exchange Points (IXPs).

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 exchanges since its inception approximately one year ago.

DatacenterDynamics Converged Dallas is part of the world’s largest peer-led data center conference and expo series, attended by over 28,000 data center professionals worldwide. This year’s conference will present the technological breakthroughs that are forming the backbone of Silicon Prairie’s recent surge of data center activity, with mission-critical facilities sprouting up throughout the region. Thought-leaders from around the industry will provide insights into how companies are adapting their infrastructure to remain competitive and cost-efficient. Topics covered will include the latest in Software-defined Networks (SDN), Big Data analytics, facility design strategies, cloud solutions, and power and cooling technologies.

To request a meeting with the Open-IX team at DatacenterDynamics Converged Dallas, email

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

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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

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