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  • Jillfrances Gray posted an article
    View the 2018 Annual General Meeting see more

    On Friday Nov 2nd Open-IX held our 2018 Annual General Meeting in New York City.
    Click here to view the recording of the Livestream of the entire meeting.

     

    Presentation:

    Open-IX Association General Annual Meeting 2018 Presentation

    Eli Scher, Chairman, Open-IX Association

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    Re-Defining Core and Access: A New, Two-Tier Network Model
    Chris Grundemann; Principal Architect, Myriad, President, IX-Denver

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    NYC Metro - Internet Infrastructure Updates & Trends 
    Christian Koch, Director, Network Strategy, PILOT, President, NYNOG

     

    Automation: Then and Now
    Matt Griswold, 20C, CTO, United IX

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  • Jillfrances Gray posted an article
    New Open-IX Board provides a smoother path to an untapped group of internet exchange stakeholders. see more

    JANUARY 22, 2018 (NEW YORK)– Open-IX, a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and internet exchanges, today announces a newly ratified standard enabling non-profit organizations and internet exchange community members to achieve Open-IX (OIX) certificationat no cost. Identical to the costed version, the standard was approved in December 2018 and ratified by the newly elected board.

     

    This step marks another significant milestone in the history of Open-IX, making clear their commitment to open, transparent, bottom-up, and ongoing community involvement. This no-cost option removes administrative and financial roadblocks to any certified non-profit or community member interested. Open-IX encourages the proliferation of internet interconnection to create a more resilient and efficient global internet infrastructure and is confident the opportunity will bring significant adoption.

     

    “We are proud to announce this new standard,” commented Rob DeVita, Executive Director. “We believe it will enable significant growth for OIX certified entities moving forward. We thank the community as a whole for bringing this idea to us and we are delighted to enact it so early in our tenure.”

     

    The new board members, added at the November 2018 Annual General Meeting, take this first step in their commitment to the growth and expansion of Open-IX, and to building a standards framework that works for the entire internet community.

    The New Board of Directors

    • Robert DeVita, Executive Director and Secretary (Mejeticks)
    • Aaron Hughes, Chairman (6connect, Inc.)
    • Eli Scher, Vice Chairman (New Continuum Holdings Corporation)
    • Corey J. Gallon, Treasurer (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
    • Sagi Brody, Director (Webair)
    • Matt Griswold, Director (United IX)
    • Arnold Nipper, Director (DE-CIX)       

     

    Organized and operated by volunteers from across the internet, the Open-IX Association is dedicated to increasing the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all.  To learn more about Open-IX, visit www.open-ix.org.

     

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    About Open-IX

    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.

     

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  • Jillfrances Gray posted an article
    Open-IX Association 2018 Board Nominations see more

    Paul Emmons

    I have been active in the telecommunications industry since the early 1980s. From the early days of long distance resale, paging, cellular and internet to CLECs and transport networks, I have been involved in many aspects including ownership.

    Since 2012 I have primarily been focused on volunteer efforts. I enjoy being active in ARIN and NANOG. I served as Program Director for the North American Network Operators Group's Education Committee. I have taught classes in BGP and Peering for PH-Nog and VANIX. I have also served on the board of ACTA, a former long distance carrier trade group in the 1990s.

    I currently serve as Executive Director for Ninja-IX, a not-for-profit that consults for smaller Internet Exchanges and operates exchanges in 7 US markets. I have been involved in OPEN-IX since its inception and believe I can bring an unique perspective as an operator of non profit exchanges.

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    Matt Griswold

    Matt Griswold is currently CTO for United IX, an Internet exchange in Chicago, runs a software company, 20C, and serves on the board for Open-IX as Secretary. He has been instrumental in launching several technology companies, playing key roles in development, networking and system administration.

    Mr. Griswold is passionate about peering and Internet communities and has volunteered for many organizations including Euro-IX, NANOG, Open-IX and PeeringDB. He has also been known to enjoy automating everything he can find. He served on the board for the last couple years, before that as Chairman for the IX Group.

    "I'm excited about all we've accomplished and would love to continue to help the organization to move forward."

         

    Aaron Hughes

    Aaron Hughes is currently an elected Board member of Open-IX and holds the Vice Chair officer position.

    Aaron is also the President and CEO of 6connect, a leader in network provisioning automation including global resource management of IPv6/IPv4 Addressing, DNS/DNSSEC control for Service Providers and Enterprises as well as peering automation. He is deeply rooted in community supporting organizations such as ARIN, NANOG, RIPE, APNIC, OpenIX, CaribNOG, and peering communities around the globe. Aaron has held network and system architecture and Sr. level management roles at Lockheed Martin, Cariden Technologies, Terremark, Certainty Solutions, UnitedLayer, Quest Technologies, RCN, UltraNet and Channel(1) Communications among others. In addition, he helped found the Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) forum and was elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees in 2012 and the OpenIX Board in 2016. He is also a Board member and elected President of PeeringDB and has participated in the administration of PeeringDB for many years.

    If re-elected, he will continue to serve the Open-IX community and members by encouraging the committees to add more specific standards in the OIX-1 and OIX-2 areas as well as expanding the scope of OIX into edge services and potentially CES and IoT standards along with oversight and fiduciary duties.

         

    Arnold Nipper

    My reason to run for the Open-IX is to bring in my experience in running an very successful IXP (DE-CIX) and being involved in the community (RIPE, NANOG, PeeringDB, DENOG, Euro-IX, IX-F) for decades. A minor aspect also is to bring a bit of non US flavour to the board.

    With this background I would concentrate on the IXP part of Open-IX and especially work on more IXP certifications. Having a Diploma in Mathematics with minors in Computer Science and Physics I started my career at University of Karlsruhe as Research Assistant working on the first German Internet connection. This project led to a spin-off of one of the first German commercial ISP where I served as CTO for several years until I took over the role as CTO/COO of DE-CIX.

    Since January 2016, I am the Chief Technology Evangelist at DE-CIX, a Board Member of PeeringDB since December, 2015 and Treasurer of DENOG since November, 2017.

         

    Chris Rogers

    Chris Rogers joined Zillow Group as a Senior Network engineer in 2018, where he focuses on interconnection strategy and edge networking. Previous to Zillow, Chris spent over 15 years in the networking industry, holding various positions in both large and small network service providers, educational institutions, and enterprises. He is a frequent attendee of NANOG and several other networking and security related conferences.

    Chris has been a member of Open-IX for four years, and the IXP committee for one year on which he is currently chair.

         

    Eli Scher

    Eli D. Scher is the founder of New Continuum Holdings Corporation, and serves as its Chairman and CEO. Mr. Scher is also the co-founder of United Internet Exchange, LLC and serves as its CEO. He is an entrepreneur with a broad array of investing and operating experience.

    Prior to New Continuum, he worked as an analyst at prominent New York hedge funds where he analyzed corporate securities. Previously, Mr. Scher co-founded and served as CEO of GSME Capital Partners, a private, early stage investment partnership, and GSME Acquisition Partners I, a publicly traded acquisition vehicle.

    Additionally, he was Chief Financial Officer and director of MCG Group a Shanghai-based LED-advertising company, and was the co-founder, President and CFO of Fundamental Films.

    He currently serves as on the board of directors of HMMI, a specialized manufacturer of extremely large and complex steel components.

    Eli serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Open-IX Association and previously served as the Chairman of the Data Center Committee.

    Mr. Scher received his AB from Princeton University.

  • Jillfrances Gray posted an article
    OPEN-IX Achieves ANSI Accreditation by the American National Standards Institute see more

    August 21, 2018 (NEW YORK) – Open-IX, a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and internet exchanges, has received recognition as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) effective August 1, 2018.  ANSI coordinates, facilitates and promotes the development of voluntary consensus standards that are relied upon by the industry, government agencies and consumers across the United States and around the world.

    As a non-profit, member-based organization, Open-IX encourages the proliferation of internet interconnection through the development, implementation and certification of technical and operating standards. Becoming an ANSI Accredited Association, Open-IX joins nearly 250 ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers engaged in the creation and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards.  Across nearly every industry sector, standards developers are recognized experts in their fields; they review and populate standards openly and cooperatively to enhance the U.S. quality of life and improve the competitiveness of businesses operating in the global marketplace.

    “Achieving ANSI accreditation is a major milestone for Open-IX.  We are constantly seeking ways to further our stated mission, while benefiting our certified entities and the broader internet community,” comments Eli D. Scher, Chairman of Open-IX.  “Accreditation is the first step in getting Open-IX internet and data center standards recognized in the official register for American National Standards, allowing us to enhance our guidelines, while providing increased value and insights to our various constituencies.”

    Organized and operated by volunteers from the internet, the Open-IX Association is dedicated to increasing the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all.  To learn more about Open-IX, visit www.open-ix.org.

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    About Open-IX

    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.

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  • JFG posted an article
    Robert DeVita is the new Executive Director for the Open-IX Association. see more

    Robert DeVita to Execute the Board’s Direction for Enhanced Standards including New Edge Data Center and Cloud Connectivity Standards

    September 6, 2018 (NEW YORK) – Open-IX, a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote the highest standards for data center interconnection and internet exchanges, has appointed Robert DeVita as its new Executive Director. Effective immediately, DeVita will provide leadership for Open-IX’s mission to identify, create and support the implementation of industry standards for data center, internet exchange operators and cloud connectivity solutions.

    Mr. DeVita brings nearly twenty years of experience in the data center, connectivity, security and cloud services space along with deep relationships to Open-IX. In addition to his role as the Executive Director of Open-IX, DeVita also serves as the Managing Director of Mejeticks, a leading provider of IT Advisory services. In this role, DeVita will be responsible for executing, implementing and overseeing the vision for the Open-IX association as directed by the Board of Directors, a body of seven industry leaders, all of whom participate as volunteers. Key initiatives DeVita will focus on include the launch of new standards for Edge / Micro data centers and Cloud Connectivity.

    As a non-profit, member-based organization, Open-IX encourages the proliferation of internet interconnection through the development, implementation and certification of technical and operational standards. Most recently, Open-IX announced that is has become an ANSI Accredited Association, joining nearly 250 ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers engaged in the creation and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards. Unlike for profit associations and commercial organizations focused on industry standards, the Open-IX community extends beyond its members to the greater industry engaging with individuals who observe challenges in the market based on the quickly evolving technology landscape. This holistic collaboration enables the Open-IX Association to quickly adapt to implement industry acceptable standards that address new data center and connectivity models, ensuring a consistent and reliable experience for customers.

    “The industry has hit an inflection point giving Open-IX an opportunity to make a big impact on the way consumers choose data centers and internet exchanges,” comments Robert DeVita, Executive Director, Open-IX Association. “With cloud solutions becoming more prevalent and important, there is a great opportunity to help shape the way companies provide and enable interconnection solutions. Because of the accessibility and openness to input from the greater community, Open-IX is in an optimal position to solidify best practices, guidelines and standards to help customers make better decisions.“

    “With evolving business models such as edge and micro data centers influencing the way companies build-out, deliver and connect to networks, content and cloud service providers, it’s important industry insiders and volunteers provide experience-based insights about challenges they face so that a reliable set of operational and technical standards can be drafted, contributed to and ultimately adopted,” adds Eli Scher, Chairman of the Open-IX Association. “Rob has been an active volunteer of the association for many years. Together with his breadth of industry knowledge, experience and connections we are excited to herald in a new era under his leadership.”

    Open-IX is committed to enhancing existing standards, OIX-1 and OIX-2, for internet exchange and data center technical standards, as well as identifying and drafting new standards for edge / micro data centers, cloud service providers and to improve accessibility to community based exchanges as well as global data center operators, to ensure a consistent, viable and reliable standards body is accepted and implemented throughout the world.

    Organized and operated by volunteers, the Open-IX Association is dedicated to increasing the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all. To volunteer or learn more about Open-IX, visit www.open-ix.org.

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    About Open-IX

    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.

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  • Jillfrances Gray posted an article
    DATA4 is pleased to announce that its Paris data center CAMPUS has received OIX-2 certification from see more

    Paris, FRANCE – Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - DATA4 is pleased to announce that its Paris data center CAMPUS has received OIX-2 certification from the Open-IX Association (OIX).

     

    DEFINING STANDARDS

    The Open-IX Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote more transparent data center interconnection practices and the proliferation of Internet exchanges. Open-IX seeks to accomplish its mission through the development of standards and the certification of entities which meet those standards. Open-IX is organized and operated by volunteers representing various entities and stakeholders with a common goal of increasing the reliability, resiliency and availability of interconnection.  Since its establishment in 2013, OIX has certified 24 data centers and 11 Internet exchange points (IXPs).  DATA4 was awarded OIX-2 certification on October 4, 2017.

    Eli Scher, Director of OIX, remarks, “The Open-IX Association is pleased to grant OIX-2 certification to the DATA4 campus located on the plateau of Paris-Saclay, France.  We are excited to see better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges continuously being adopted within key markets across the globe.

    DATA4 is a proud advocate of OIX and supports hyper-connectivity based on huge telecommunications infrastructure, allowing customers to build out their hybrid IT infrastructure requirements easily.  The OIX data center certification defines standards for data centers like DATA4’s mission-critical designed white space, inclusive of an open Internet exchange and interconnection platform.

    DATA4 Vice President of Product & Sales Engineering, Jérôme Totel said, “We are in the interconnection era, and we’re delighted to receive the OIX-2 international accreditation from OPEN-IX which validates the design, operations and processes of connectivity for our French data center campus based in Paris-Saclay.

     

    DATA4’S PARIS CAMPUS OF DATA CENTERS, READY FOR HYBRID-IT

    DATA4’s campus at Paris-Saclay is connected to more than ten different ducts from various carriers and is composed of two fully diverse ducts and two Carrier Rooms (point of presence rooms), each more than 130sqm in size. In addition, each of the nine data centers located on the DATA4 Campus  contain two totally independent Meet Me Rooms, allowing customers to build high redundancy architectures.

    Indeed, many on premise facilities lack the bandwidth, latency, capacity or agility to answer this demand for connectivity, especially when enterprises want to migrate to Hybrid IT. Because of the vastly increased interdependency between legacy and cloud applications, between server and cloud computing as well as storage resources, the network between all these components (corresponding to the “Digital Hub” platform by DAT4) becomes critical.  

    For more information about DATA4, please email: contact@data4group.com and visit the website: www.data4group.com. For more information about Hybrid IT and the horizontal network (DATA4 Digital Hub), please click on the link: http://bit.ly/D4DigitalHubEng.

    For more information about the Open-IX Association or OPEN-IX® data center certification, please visit www.open-ix.org.

     

    About DATA4

    DATA4 is a European specialist in colocation data center solutions. DATA4 currently operates 17 data centers, representing over 31,000sqm of white space and 50MW of power, in Milan, Luxembourg and Paris.  The company finances, designs, builds and operates data centers to offer its customers scalable, high-performance and secure data hosting solutions.

    In February 2017, DATA4 launched its "Digital Hub", a service platform designed to facilitate the development of hybrid IT (combining private and public Clouds) for its customers. The platform enables companies to connect with Cloud and Internet ecosystems on a global scale.

    DATA4's customers include Cloud suppliers, digital service firms and large- and medium-sized companies. DATA4 currently owns 120 hectares and a power reserve of 178MW to enable continued expansion to meet the growing needs of its customers.

     

    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, Matthew Griswold (Chairman), Eli Scher (Vice Chair), David Temkin (Founder), Robert DeVita, Vinay Nagpal and Aaron Hughes. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.

     

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  • Aiste Buinauskaite posted an article
    CDLAN S.r.l. is pleased to announce that its 10,000 square feet of data center space in Milan at “Vi see more

    Milan, Italy – 27, November, 2017 – CDLAN S.r.l. is pleased to announce that its 10,000 square feet of data center space in Milan at “Via Caldera, 21” has received DC OIX-2 certification from the Open-IX Association (OIX).

     

    Defining Standards for the Open-IX Association

    The Open-IX Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges.  Organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet, the Open-IX Association aims to increase the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all.  With the help of broad participation of interconnect and data center professionals, the association has successfully developed Internet exchange and data center consensus-based community standards and certified “24“data centers and “11” exchanges since its establishment in 2013.  Final certification was received on “date of certification”.

    David Temkin, Co-Founder of the Open-IX Association, remarks, “The Open-IX Association is pleased to grant OIX-2 certification to “Caldera21” data center facility in Milan, Italy.  We are excited to see better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges continuously being adopted within key markets across the globe”.

    CDLAN S.r.l. is a proud supporter of OIX and supports low-cost interconnections and open peering.  The OIX data center certification defines standards for data centers, like Caldera21 in the heart of the historycal campus from which it takes the name, inclusive of an open Internet exchange and interconnection platform.

    “CDLANS.r.l.” CEO “Corrado Del Po” said, “Being the first data center in Italy getting the OIX-2 certification is a real signal that CDLAN is becoming one of the centerpiece of the IXP-focused ecosystem.  We feel honoured to be OIX association supporter and to contribute to enhance reliability of the Italian internet whole “ecosystem” through our full redundant paths interconnections.”

    CDLAN Invests in a carrier Neutral Data Center in the Heart of the Italian Internet in Milan

    CDLAN is an italian service provider running a range of ICT solutions through its brand new data center “Caldera21®” strategically located in West Milan in the business campus currently hosting the major national peering point (MIX).

    With more than 200 ISPs and 50 Carriers this is the most fiber-dense area in Italy and Caldera21® is proud to be  the first data center in Italy to get OIX-2 certification. A high-power density carrier and cloud neutral facility that has been built to mirror a Tier IV data centre with two redundant meet-me-rooms and 6MW of power available in 10,000 ft sq of gross space.

    To date Caldera21® is together with the Italian IX Milan Internet Exchange the only “neutral certified” DC of the campus. The build addresses growing customer demand for both wholesale and “move-in- ready” data center space in Milan.

    For more information about CDLAN please email: info@caldera21.com and visit the website:www.caldera21.com.

    For more information about the Open-IX Association or OPEN-IX® data center certification, please visit www.open-ix.org.

     

    About CDLAN

    CDLAN is a 17 years old Italian Provider based in Milan delivering Telecommunications services and reliable Data Center solutions through its brand new Data Center Caldera21® recently built in the Italian Internet campus. With a long-term experienced management team and a 16 years track record in building data center ecosystem in Italy, CDLAN is now bringing for the first time in the campus high-density colocation services, delivered through a fault-tolerant and Carrier Neutral Data Center.

     

    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, Matthew Griswold (Chairman), Eli Sher (Vice Chair), David Temkin (Founder), Robert DeVita, Vinay Nagpal and Aaron Hughes. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.

  • Jillfrances Gray posted an article
    OIX-2 is a best-in-class global certification for datacenters looking to serve as carrier-neutral po see more

    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India – 6th June 2017 – Web Werks is pleased to announce that its 30000 square feet carrier neutral colocation data center space at Mumbai India has received prestigious DC OIX-2 certification from the Open-IX Association (OIX).

    OIX-2 is a best-in-class global certification for datacenters looking to serve as carrier-neutral points of network interconnection. The Web Werks Mumbai facility is one of the few Indian & South Asian datacenters to meet the rigorous datacenter requirements of this global standard. The OIX-2 certification highlights Web Werks Data Center as a location offering colocation for core IP networks, content & cloud platforms, as well non-discriminatory access to all network providers. The certification also expresses Web Werks’s position to advance OIX’s task to improve the global landscape of internet peering and interconnection, applying uniform, cost-efficient standards of performance.

     

    Defining Standards for the Open-IX Association

    The Open-IX Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges. Organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet, the Open-IX Association aims to increase the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all. With the help of broad participation of interconnect and data center professionals, the association has successfully developed Internet exchange and data center consensus-based community standards and certified 25 data centers and 16 exchanges since its establishment in 2013. Final certification was received on “1st June 2017”.

    David Temkin, Co-Founder of the Open-IX Association, remarks, “The Open-IX Association is pleased to grant OIX-2 certification to Web Werks data center facility in Mumbai. We are excited to see better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges continuously being adopted within key markets across the globe.

    Web Werks is a proud supporter of Open-IX and supports interconnections and open peering. The OIX-2 data center certification defines standards for data centers like Web Werks mission-critical designed white space, inclusive of an open Internet exchange and interconnection platform. Web Werks CEO Mr. Nikhil Rathi said, “Improving network efficiencies by supporting interconnections; open peering and services to our customers has always been our priority; thus to our mission in building the next generation data centers in India”.

     

    Web Werks Data Center

    Web Werks Uptime Certified Tier III datacenter is 30000 sqf facility located in the City of Mumbai India. The datacenter as achieved global certifications such as ISO 9001, 27001, 20000-1, 20000-9, 22301 (Business Continuity), 27017, 27018, PCI-DSS, HIPAA , SOC 1 and 2. Web Werks Mumbai Datacenter Hosts Mumbai CH which is India’s Largest Internet Exchange Hub, which was created with the vision of Making Internet in India Most affordable and accessible. Web Werks Datacenters also improves the stability of the Internet in India by hosting of Internet Mirror Root Servers of D, E, J, K and L making it a major carrier, content & cloud hub, ideally located for access to international sub-sea cable networks spanning India & Asia.

    For more information about the Open-IX Association or OPEN-IX® data center certification, please visit  http://www.open-ix.org.

    For more information about Web Werks Data Centers, please visit www.webwerks.in

     

    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, Matthew Griswold (Chairman), Eli Scher (Vice Chair), David Temkin (Founder), Robert DeVita, Vinay Nagpal and Aaron Hughes. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.

     

    About Web Werks

    Web Werks is an India-based tier III & tier IV data center service provider with 5 carrier neutral data centers in India and USA. Started in 1996, Web Werks has served several Fortune 500 companies with successful projects in the areas of web hosting, VPS hosting, colocation services, dedicated servers, cloud platform, business continuity and disaster recovery services.

    Priti Shetti
    Corporate Communications
    priti.shetti@webwerks.in
    +91-8828335555

  • Jillfrances Gray posted an article
    OPEN-IX has published a crosswalk between OIX-2 Data Center Standards and current the current HIPAA see more

    OPEN-IX has published a crosswalk between OIX-2 Data Center Standards and current the current HIPAA regulations as a resource for customers of OIX-2 certified facilities.

    In the world of Health Information Technology, compliance with the HIPAA regulations is in the forefront for both large and small healthcare organizations. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company that deals with electronic protected health information (ePHI) must ensure that all the required physical, technical and administrative security measures are in place and followed.

    Data Center operators who service the Healthcare industry must in turn demonstrate compliance with the HIPAA regulations. This document identifies the Open-IX standards and how they cross over specific aspects of HIPAA.

    Customers of OIX-2 certified facilities can utilize this document to understand how the certified operator is addressing the HIPAA regulations. The document addresses the HIPAA requirements the operator may be responsible for via a Business Associate Agreement (BAA), Contract, or SLA, ensuring scope is appropriately limited.

    OIX-2 certified facilities have demonstrated their readiness to support customers who require a HIPAA compliant environment, and are ready to provide co-location services that have all necessary controls to protect the e-PHI on client devices.

    If you would like more information about this topic or to join the OIX community, please contact Aiste Buinauskaite.

     

    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, Matthew Griswold (Chairman), Eli Scher (Vice Chair), David Temkin (Founder), Robert DeVita, Vinay Nagpal and Aaron Hughes. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.

  • Jillfrances Gray posted an article
    Mumbai Internet eXchange (Mumbai-IX) Receives OIX-1 Certification from Open-IX Association see more

    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India – 25 September 2017Mumbai CH and Open-IX Association are pleased to announce that the Mumbai Internet eXchange (Mumbai-IX) has received OIX-1 certification from the Open-IX Association (OIX).

      

    Defining Standards for the Open-IX Association

    The Open-IX Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote more transparent data center interconnection and the proliferation of Internet exchanges.  Open-IX seeks to effect its mission through the development of standards and certification of entities which meet those standards. Open-IX is organized and operated by volunteers representing various entities and stakeholders with a common goal: increasing the reliability, resiliency and availability of interconnection.  Since its establishment in 2013, OIX has certified 10 Internet eXchange Points (IXPs) and 23 data centers (DCs).  Final certification was received on 21 September 2017.  

    Eli Scher, Vice Chair of OIX, remarks, “Open-IX is pleased to grant OIX-1 certification to Mumbai CH Internet exchange in India.  We are excited to see better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges continuously being adopted within key and high growth markets across the globe.”

    Mumbai CH is a proud supporter of OIX and supports fair, reasonable and transparent interconnections and open peering. The OIX-1 Internet exchange certification defines standards for Internet exchanges like Mumbai-IX’s mission-critical interconnection platform.

    Mumbai CH, CEO, Nikhil Rathi said, “Peering is what promotes the efficiency of the Internet as it enables connected networks to deliver cost-effective, optimized and speedy Internet services to end-users. We can say if no PEERING, no INTERNET. Achieving OIX-1 certification enables us to demonstrate our steadfast commitment to supporting an open and robust set of standards that further promote these efficiencies.

     

    We are happy to become the first OIX-1 Certified Internet eXchange in Asia  which is hosted within an  OIX-2 Certified data center - Web Werks in Mumbai.

     

    Mumbai CH – the Mumbai Internet Exchange

    Founded on the 15th August 2014, Mumbai CH is an Internet eXchange Point (IXP) in Mumbai, India that interconnects more than 74 members, making it one of the largest Internet eXchanges in India. The IXP is a tool for network providers to connect their networks and exchange IP traffic, promoting easy peering between different networks such as content providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), telecommunications, Internet Service Providers (ISP), DNS root servers, and many more. Mumbai CH IXP eases the path for network providers to exchange IP traffic between peering members by offering a common “meet me” point that enables direct interconnection. Mumbai CH aim to help peering networks connect effectively in order to further improve network performance and reduce latency. At Mumbai CH, we believe in making interconnection more affordable and streamlined and thus offer quality-oriented services that can assist our peering member to perform optimally. Our Peering participants includes CDN Players, DNS Root Servers, Content Providers, Video Streaming Services, Social Media and Internet Service providers, etc.

     

    For more information about Mumbai CH name, please contact vivin@mumbaich.com or visit www.mumbaich.com

    For more information about the Open-IX Association or OPEN-IX® data center certification, please visit www.open-ix.org.

     

     

    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, Matthew Griswold (Chairman), Eli Scher (Vice Chair), David Temkin (Founder), Robert DeVita, Vinay Nagpal and Aaron Hughes. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.

     

    About Mumbai CH

    Mumbai IX is the Prime Internet Exchange PoP of Mumbai Convergence Hub. Mumbai, being the Internet gateway to the country, was considered the most strategic location for launching our Internet Exchange given that it can also provide exposure to some of the leading data centers in the city. Hosted at the leading Tier IV data center of India, Web Werks, our Internet Exchange serves as a meeting point for content providers as well as ISPs. Our peering platform assures to deliver unparalleled quality that provides both private and public peering services to ISPs, content providers, telecommunications, and more. Connecting to an IX enables content providers and other networks to efficiently exchange IP traffic without the Internet, which further leads to faster performance and reduced IT overhead. Our IXP is managed by well-trained and certified engineers to ensure optimum operational efficiency, quality of work and full accountability. In addition, Mumbai IX allows members to connect to our IX fabrics using copper or fiber depending on their speeds starting from 1G to 100G Ports.

     

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    The OIX DDP (Document Development Process) will ensure the open, transparent, bottom-up, and ongoing see more

    The OIX DDP (Document Development Process) will ensure the open, transparent, bottom-up, and ongoing development of OIX standards and BCOPs (Best Current Operational Practices).

    Boston, Massachusetts,  20 October 2017 – The publication of the Open-IX Document Development Process (OIX DDP) marks a significant milestone in the history of Open-IX. Formally documenting the process by which Open-IX standards and Best Current Operational Practices (BCOPs) are created and updated makes clear their commitment to open, transparent, bottom-up, and ongoing community involvement. The OIX DDP provides a framework for participation by all interested in the proliferation of interconnection and the creation of more resilient and efficient global internet infrastructure.

    "The OIX Document Development Process represents years of work by countless folks so I'm really excited to see it published by Open-IX. Having this framework in place really provides two benefits. As a statement, it makes it clear that Open-IX is fully committed to the open community collaboration that is the hallmark of internet development. More pragmatically, it facilitates greater participation across a wider group by clearly stating how to participate. This marks a solid step forward on the path that Open-IX has been pioneering since inception," says Chris Grundemann, chair of the OIX Standards Committee.

     In addition to helping enable updates to Open-IX’s existing internet exchange point (IXP) OIX-1 and data center (DC) OIX-2 standards over time as the state of the art evolves, the OIX DDP also enables the suggestion and creation of new standards and BCOPs whenever a need is identified. This reinforces Open-IX’s commitment to openness and provides a forum for the discussion of real-world network engineering standards and best practices as they emerge within the global network engineering community.

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    If you would like more information about this topic or to join the OIX community, please contact Aiste Buinauskaite.

     

    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, Matthew Griswold (Chairman), Eli Scher (Vice Chair), David Temkin (Founder), Robert DeVita, Vinay Nagpal and Aaron Hughes. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.

     

  • Aiste Buinauskaite posted an article
    GPX Mumbai becomes the first OIX-2 certified facility in South Asia, enhancing GPX’s Indian footprin see more

    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.

    About GPX:
    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.

    About OIX:
    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.

  • Article
    Global data center IP traffic is expected to reach seven zettabytes per year by 2017. see more

    Global data center IP traffic is expected to reach seven zettabytes per year by 2017.  As the Internet grows, it has become incumbent upon the entire Internet community to overcome the connectivity, resiliency and security challenges that have arisen from its proliferation.  TheOpen-IX Association is one of the organizations leading the charge.  Open-IX establishes consensus-based standards that not only ensure performance, reliability and security for data centers and interconnection exchanges, but that in effect protect the lifeblood and future growth of a global economy.

    OIX is on a mission to promote higher standards for interconnectivity around the world, generating a uniform landscape of open and simplified connections.  As it pushes forward with its international expansion, OIX is expanding its team with knowledgeable industry veterans to ensure global success.  Its latest addition: the appointment of 20-year technology veteran and Open-IX’s Data Center Standards Committee Chair, Gabe Cole, to the newly created position of Executive Director.

    In his new role, Mr. Cole is instrumental in the overall design and execution of strategic practices to advance the OIX mission, as well as general management and operations of certification and member programs.  Having served as the Chair of the Open-IX Data Center Standards Committee charged with overseeing the development of facility, infrastructure and operating standards necessary to support installation of an OIX-endorsed Internet exchange, Mr. Cole has extensive and proven leadership experience as well as critical knowledge of the inner workings of both OIX as well as the technology and Internet communities around the world.  Mr. Cole is also the Co-Founder of RTE Group, an infrastructure strategy consulting firm and real estate brokerage specializing in data centers, network interconnection exchanges and other mission-critical facilities, and CO Space, Inc., a leading provider of colocation and data Center facilities and related operations services.  Gabe also founded / participated in several venture-backed emergent technology companies, including Telwares, Virtustream, Verne Global, Enclave, and Ixpanse.

    If you’re interested in learning more about the appointment of Gabe Cole to the position of OIX Executive Director, please view the full release here.

     

  • Article
    London Internet Exchange Enters U.S. Market With EvoSwitch in Virginia see more

    BY JASON VERGE ON AUGUST 27, 2013

     

    The exterior of the data center in Manassas, Virginia where the London Internet Exchange (LINX) will open an exchange with EvoSwitch, one of the tenants.(Photo: EvoSwitch)

    The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is entering the U.S. market, opening a neutral interconnection service in theEvoSwitch WDC1 data center in Manassas, Virginia. The exchange says its presence at EvoSwitch is the first step in establishing a multi-site Internet exchange championing the European interconnection model, in which Internet traffic exchanges are managed by participants, rather than the colocation providers hosting the infrastructure.

    The arrival of LINX fulfills a key goal for EvoSwitch, an Amsterdam-based colocation provider that entered the U.S. market roughly a year ago by leasing space in the COPT data center in Manassas. LINX says it intends to ultimately extend its infrastructure to additional data centers in northern Virginia.

    Both EvoSwitch and the London Internet Exchange are aligning their effort with Open-IX, a new community effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering in the U.S. Open IX is looking to endorse data centers and Internet exchange points (IXPs) to encourage neutral, public peering. EvoSwitch and LINX expect to receive an early endorsement from Open IX, and to be the first to market in northern Virginia, one of the most fiber-dense regions in the U.S.

    A Beachhead for the European Model

    The new exchange introduces an approach that has thrived in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and several Asian markets. It represents an alternative to the market leadership of Equinix, whose Ashburn campus is the focal point for interconnection activity in northern Virginia. The European model has struggled to establish itself in the U.S., but EvoSwitch’s entry into the U.S. market and the emergence of the Open IX movement provide an alignment of interest and opportunity for the London Internet Exchange.

    The LINX Network consists of two separate high-performance Ethernet switching platforms installed across ten locations in London, including data centers for Telehouse, Telecity, Equinix and Interxion.

    “EvoSwitch approached us early November 2012 with the idea to bring the powerful IXP model that LINX represents to the USA,” said John Souter, CEO of the London Internet Exchange. “Out of those conversations, and in close collaboration with Open-IX since it was formed early 2013, we are now close to launching LINX USA in north Virginia.

    “There is a strong demand for a change in the way networks interconnect across the United States,” said Souter. “Neutral, multi-site IXPs where peers are members with a clear say in running the Exchange as stakeholders, provide real choice. They add resilience in the network, reduce latency and ultimately lower the cost of exchanging Internet traffic, which in the end stimulates growth which benefits all.”

    EvoSwitch’s WDC1 data center in north Virginia is the first of three data centers in the region to reach an agreement with LINX for its initial footprint as a multi-site Internet Exchange (IXP).

    “Before we launched into the north Virginia market, we already knew we wanted a strong, neutral Internet Exchange partner to provide our customers with best-in-class peering services.” said Eric Boonstra, CEO of EvoSwitch. “The North American market for network interconnection services has developed very differently from Europe. In Europe, carrier-neutral data centers work closely with neutral IXPs to provide a layer of transparent peering services that are available from multiple, competing data centers in the same market.

    “Over time, it will provide our network and content provider customers with real choice on where to colocate, because their peering needs can be met from anywhere in any given metro market,” said Boonstra. “If you’re a data center operator and you want to be on the map, you want to have an Internet exchange. It attracts a lot of operators. Having a LINX point of presence in my data center will create a lot of new business. Some customers we normally would not see will come to us, especially with the space and pricing we have available. I think it will open the market.”

    The European approach seeks to extend the exchange across multiple data centers, offering participants a choice among providers and facilities.

    “A crucial part of Open-IX is to get exchanges to span buildings,” said Souter. “Without this, you can get lock-in factors, and people can exercise control on the customer base. The operator community is saying loudly and clearly that they want to have exchanges that span multiple buildings. The data center has to compete. EvoSwitch has showed a willingness to compete to succeed in our market.

    “We’ll set up a dark fiber ring that connects the three initial data centers together,” Souter continued. “This is the first in the chain. We need other sites to open with LINX too, for the strength of the European model. We do not fear the neutral internet exchange model.”

    Aligning With Open IX

    The way Open IX  is being framed, any operator and data center can achieve endorsement. The Open IX committee hasn’t figured out all the details, but the essential details are clear. EvoSwitch and LINX here are going to be putting many of those ideas in practice. “We want to be aligned with Open IX,” said Souter.

    “EvoSwitch invited us to meet them in Amsterdam” said Souter.  “We used that opportunity to see what EvoSwitch’s angle on the world is: they’re a relatively new entrant to the market, they had to have an edge. We needed to feel they were someone we could partner with and have a good relationship.”

    Souter said network equipment maker Juniper Networks has been an important partner for LINX in establishing extremely reliable infrastructure in London, where the exchange can handle up to 1.6 terabits a second of peak traffic. Souter said LINX has discussed the U.S. initiative with its members and received strong support – with some members already lining up a presence at EvoSwitch in Manassas.

    “It’s good to hear that some of our members are already making commitments,” he said. “This is not a speculative venture. The scale of ambition is significant.”

    DCK’s Rich Miller contributed to this story.

  • Article
    Majority of AMS-IX Members Support Set Up of US-based Legal Entity see more

    As announced earlier, the Board of the AMS-IX Association proposed the set up of a US-based legal entity for possible expansion to the United States. In an extraordinary General Meeting (GM) held on 27 September 2013, AMS-IX members approved the set up of a US-based legal entity by a majority of votes.

    Recently, an opportunity arose with the Open-IX initiative for AMS-IX to expand and build exchanges in the US. Representatives from US-based content providers and telecom operators - many of them current AMS-IX members or customers – as well as other Internet industry parties, such as datacenters, founded this initiative. It aims to encourage the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges and reduce IP interconnection complexity and cost in the US. In the US this is more complicated and prices are higher than in Europe, where the neutral and distributed Internet exchange model is more common.

    Our aim to grow AMS-IX’s operational base abroad is in line with our Long Term Commercial Strategy (LTCS), which was approved in previous General Meetings by our members. However, to minimize the possible risk for our members and customers and to become Open-IX endorsed, the Board proposed the set up of a legal entity in the US. Risk mitigation is extremely important to us and we would never jeopardize the Dutch Association, the Dutch B.V and thus the members of AMS-IX.

    With the approval of our members, the Board of the AMS-IX Association will now further investigate the formation of a US-based legal entity. The best possible structures for setting up this legal entity will be reviewed and shared with the members. The chosen structure will need to protect AMS-IX’s current operation and the AMS-IX Association’s customers and members from commercial, legal, financial and technical risks and, more specifically, from interception activities by US government agencies.

    Note:
    Electronic voting opened on 27 September, 2013 at 12:00AM and closed on 28 September, 2013 at 12:00AM. AMS-IX member representatives were invited to vote individually. The electronic voting was handled by BigPulse, a notary approved environment for e-voting.