Open–IX to Participate at NANOG 61 in Bellevue, WA

Vice Chairman of the Board Daniel Golding and Co-Founder and Treasurer Martin Hannigan to Moderate the Datacenter Track

Open-IX LogoCAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – May 29, 2014 – The Open-IX Association (OIX), a neutral, non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, announces that Vice Chairman of the Board Daniel Golding and Co-Founder and Treasurer Martin Hannigan will moderate NANOG 61’s Datacenter Track, to be held Monday, June 2 from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM in the Grand Ballroom E-K.

The Datacenter Track returns to the NANOG agenda, bringing more technical content, two data center-specific presentations, and a data center development update with new sites and availability.  At the end of the track, Open-IX will provide a standards development update to the community.

In addition to serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of Open-IX, Daniel Golding is Vice President of Data Center Operations at Iron Mountain.  He has over 20 years of experience in the Internet, datacenter, and critical facilities fields, ranging from financial and organizational to deeply technical.  Mr. Golding has held executive positions at RagingWire Data Centers, DH Capital, and Tier 1 Research.  In addition, he has significant experience in conference administration and management, including serving as the conference chairman for the Hosting Transformation Summit and the Global Peering Forum.  Mr. Golding has also been a sponsor and host of NANOG.

As Co-Founder and Treasurer of Open-IX, Mr. Hannigan’s Internet industry experience spans 27 years and includes business, engineering and operations responsibilities for the world’s leading Internet companies including Bose, Level 3 Communications, VeriSign, Verne Global Iceland, and others.  Currently, Martin leads the Network and Data Center Architecture group at Akamai Technologies, Inc., where his responsibilities include network and data center architecture and management. His Internet community activities include serving on the ICANN Address Supporting Organization Advisory Council, serving as an elected official of the ARIN Advisory Council, and an appointment by the ICANN GNSO to the ICANN Security, Stability and Resilience of the Domain Name System (DNS) Review Team 2.

Open-IX is a non-profit and neutral body of volunteers from the Internet community that aims to promote open, common and uniform standards for Internet connectivity, resiliency, interconnect, and security in order to reduce the complexity that restricts interconnection in fragmented markets.

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About Open-IX Association
The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community derived effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and interconnect in the United States. OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet Exchanges in North America while promoting uniform, cost-efficient 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 IX performance by developing criteria and methods of measurement to reduce the complexity that restricts interconnection in fragmented markets.  The OIX Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community in the United States, including Donald S. Clark, Dan Golding, Martin Hannigan, Keith Mitchell, David Temkin, and Barry Tishgart.  More information about OIX can be found by visiting 

NANOG is a community of industry experts that work together for the common good of the Internet.  In many ways, the NANOG community serves as the heart and soul of the Internet.  This close-knit group meets three times a year to discuss all issues, large and small, as they relate to the performance, accessibility and evolution of the Internet. NANOG is dedicated to improving the Internet for all major sectors (public, private, education and consumer) in all corners of the world.  NANOG is a non-profit organization and relies on sponsors to help with costs for its tri-annual conferences as well as its expanded educational activities.  Annual sponsors include Diamond Sponsors NTT Communications, VeriSign, Google and Microsoft, Platinum Sponsors Netflix and Verizon Terremark, as well as Gold Sponsor Comcast.  To learn more, visit

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