New York, US | Mumbai, IN – March 6, 2017 - GPX Global Systems Inc., a premier provider of carrier-neutral colocation datacenter services within the MENA and South Asian regions, today announced that its Mumbai datacenter facility has been granted the respected OPEN-IX™ OIX-2 Certification.
OIX-2 is a best-in-class global certification for datacenters looking to serve as carrier-neutral points of network interconnection. The GPX Mumbai facility is the first Indian & South Asian datacenter to meet the rigorous requirements of this global standard. GPX’s Mumbai datacenter is a major carrier, content & cloud hub, ideally located for access to international sub-sea cable networks spanning India & Asia. The OIX-2 certification highlights GPX as a strategic partner offering colocation for core IP networks, content & cloud platforms, as well non-discriminatory access to all network providers. The certification also expresses GPX’s position to advance OIX’s task to improve the global landscape of internet peering and interconnection, applying uniform, cost-efficient standards of performance.
Manoj Paul, MD of GPX India, said, "We’re excited about this achievement, our Mumbai facility is the first in India and the whole of South Asia to receive the coveted OIX certification. This OIX-2 certification shows GPX’s commitment to carrier neutrality and our passion to continually raise standards within the colocation & interconnection market in India."
Martin Hannigan, Chairperson of the Open-IX™ Association Board of Directors, congratulated GPX on achieving OIX-2 certification and welcomed them to the family of high quality data centers in the Open-IX™ OIX-2 portfolio.
Incorporated in August 2002, GPX develops and operates state-of-the-art, private, carrier neutral Data Centre’s in emerging, but fast growing commercial markets within the MENA, South Asia, and South East Asian markets. GPX’s datacenters are thriving internet ecosystems, and home to the largest carriers, content providers, cloud service providers, and internet companies.
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. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.