Open–IX Extends Data Center and Internet Exchange Certifications to Points Across the Globe

Broadened Reach Addresses Accelerating Certification Demand from Open-IX Members and Companies Globally 

Open-IX LogoCAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – October 16, 2014 – The Open-IX Association (OIX), a non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, announces it is now accepting Internet Exchange (OIX-1) and Data Center (OIX-2) certification applications for any Internet Exchange Point or data center worldwide. The declaration extends the application process for OIX standards certifications from North America to the larger global market, emanating from growing interest and requests by Open-IX members and interconnect and data center professionals located in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific as well as other regions across the globe. 

“Since its inception, Open-IX has experienced continued momentum for its standards and certification program, growing rapidly amongst data centers and IXPs in the United States,” says Martin Hannigan, Co-Founder and Treasurer of Open-IX Association. “Today, we are announcing another milestone not only for Open-IX, but also the global Internet and Open-IX community. Meeting interest and demand for achieving OIX certification in other countries is crucial to the proliferation of our consensus-based community standards which support the future health and robustness of the Internet as a whole.”

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 standards and certified 21 data centers and two exchanges since its inception approximately one year ago. 

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For more information about the Open-IX Association, visit

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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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