Certification

Anyone can adopt Open-IX standards and apply for Certification. Becoming certified signifies that you are not only adopting the standards but that the global and authoritative Internet user and operator community of Open-IX has jointly certified your operations and provides you with the right to utilize its certification marks so that the public can easily identify an Open-IX IXP or Open-IX Data Center and enjoy the benefits that it brings.

Directory

Certification Directory

IXPs Certified: 10
Data Centers Certified: 30

Memorandum of Understanding

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OIX-1: IXP Certification

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Open-IX OIX-1 Certification is a best-in-class and first ever global certification for Internet Exchange Points. OIX-1 Certification sets a minimum level of service and engineering and was developed by the broad consensus of world-class IXP managers, engineers and their customers. OIX-1 Certification sets the Data Center and Network Operator, Interconnection Strategists and Peering Coordinator-defined standard for massive-scale interconnection, performance, resiliency and reliability for all networks that need to be able to efficiently interconnect networks. Download PDF

IXP Certification Technical Requirements

For an application for IXP Certification, please contact info@open-ix.org

OIX-2: Data Center Certification

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Open-IX OIX-2 Certification is a best-in-class and first ever global certification for data centers desiring to serve as points of network interconnection. OIX-2 Certification sets a minimum level of service, SLA and engineering for data centers. OIX-2 was developed by the broad consensus of world-class data center managers, engineers and their customers. It sets the standard for massive-scale interconnection supporting facility performance, resiliency and reliability for all that need to be able to reliably interconnect networks. Download PDF

Data Center Certification Requirements

For an application for Data Center Certification, Download here

OIX Value Proposition

ValueProposition

The Open-IX Association has created a best-of-breed standard for Internet Exchange Providers (IXP OIX-1) and Data Center Providers (DC OIX-2). In conjunction with network carriers, cloud service providers, data centers and IXPs, Open-IX enables an ecosystem that is mutually beneficial to each of these providers and operators, as well as customers of the provider services. Download PDF

Benefits of Connecting to an OIX-1 Certified IXP

ValueProposition

Open-IX membership provides benefits to more than data center and Internet exchange operators. Open-IX facilitates the ecosystem developed around an Internet exchange, creating both educational and business opportunities for all participants. Download PDF