Carrier and data center neutral Internet Exchange (IX) operator, DE-CIX, expands its support of Open-IX Internet Exchange standards by obtaining OIX-1 certification for DE-CIX Chicago. Launched in December 2020, DE-CIX Chicago is the company’s newest IX and its third location in North America to achieve OIX-1 certification.
The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and interconnection. Launched in 2014, OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges, while promoting uniform standards of performance for interconnections backed by the internet community.
“Since its inception, Open-IX has raised the bar on interconnection and ecosystem standards for IXs and data centers, providing a solid framework of best practices for operators,” said Ed d’Agostino, Vice President and Managing Director of DE-CIX North America. “It was important to ensure our third IX in North America, DE-CIX Chicago, achieved its OIX-1 certification along with DE-CIX Dallas and DE-CIX New York, further illustrating our dedication to maintaining the highest standards of interconnection infrastructure.”
DE-CIX says it has continued to maintain and adhere to its Open-IX OIX-1 certification since receiving it in 2015 in DE-CIX New York and at DE-CIX Dallas since 2016.
The OIX-1 certification is specifically designed for Internet Exchanges serving as a point of network interconnection. It is validation that DE-CIX has met the strictest criteria defined by global industry veterans and that DE-CIX’s infrastructure has proven to be of the highest standard for interconnection, resilience and reliability.
“Open-IX wants to take this opportunity to acknowledge DE-CIX’s continued commitment to enhancing open interconnection, globally,” said Eli D. Scher, Chairman of Open-IX. “We are honored that DE-CIX continues to seek Open-IX certification for its North American IXPs. The support of the global leader in IXPs is undoubtedly critical to our mission of promoting an open and distributed interconnection ecosystem. We not only appreciate DE-CIX’s continued commitment to OIX-1 certification, but also the countless volunteer hours of its talented team.”