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.
IXP application fee is $1,000 per market with <= 35 members, and $2,500 per market with <= 75 members. Markets with > 76 members are $5,000 per market for 1-2 markets, $4,000 per market for 3-4 markets and $3,000 per location for 5 or more markets. Geographic service region is defined as reasonably associated with a metropolitan or general service area. Each service area should have a separate application, but, in coordination with Open-IX, payment by a single wire may be sent combining fees for all applications. Example: If you are applying for certification for IXPs in the Washington, DC, London and Johannesburg areas each with > 76 members the application fee would be $4,000 * 3 = $12,000.00. IXP member levels are assessed annually at certification time, and do not change certification pricing during the year if the number of members changes.
IXP Certification Technical Requirements
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For an application for IXP Certification, Download here. Please email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits of Connecting to an OIX-1 Certified IXP
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.