The Open-IX Association Announces Four New OIX-1 Certified IXPs

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The Open-IX Group (OIX), a 501(c)(6) non-profit business association and an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer (ASD), has announced the certification of its OIX-1 Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). Their Community Supported Internet Exchange Program has certified these IXPs.

This program allows smaller Internet Exchanges to develop and construct OIX-1 compatible infrastructure and service platforms at no cost, and to join Open-IX’s growing list of certified entities.

With three ANSI standards covering IXPs, metro edge data centers, and data centers, Open-IX Group (OIX) is an industry leader in interconnection infrastructure standards. The OIX accreditation would stans for superior engineering and operational transparency. Growing community-supported IXs will be able to give transparency in their service delivery through the Community IXP certification scheme.

In the end, OIX believes that this will allow huge cloud and content networks to rely on growing IXP infrastructure, which would help increase Internet performance and reliability.

Certified Internet Exchanges

Open-IX’s newly certified OIX-1 entities include:

  • CloudXchange, Indonesia
  • Raleigh-IX, North Carolina
  • Houston-IX, Texas
  • Norfolk-IX, Virginia
Paul Emmons, the Executive Director of Ninja-IX
“By achieving certification, our participants, data center partners and donors will know what to expect in our projects and that we adhere to published standards and the steps that we have taken to ensure reliability,” said Paul Emmons, the Executive Director of Ninja-IX who manages these 3 community projects.

“We are excited to have achieved certification with Open-IX for our projects in Raleigh, Norfolk and Houston,” said Paul Emmons, the Executive Director of Ninja-IX who manages these 3 community projects. “By achieving certification, our participants, data center partners and donors will know what to expect in our projects and that we adhere to published standards and the steps that we have taken to ensure reliability.”

“CloudXchange is an Internet Exchange based in Indonesia, which has three clusters in Denpasar, Jakarta, and Surabaya,” said Bahirul Rizki Ariyanto, CLOUDXCHANGE Board of Directors, who leads the operation of this community project. “Our idea is to build a network ecosystem between carrier providers, data center providers, and network providers with an open and neutral environment. We are pleased that our IXP has been certified by Open-IX. Our participants and donors will know that we have taken a step to ensure performance, resiliency, and reliability based on published standards by this certification.”

For a detailed list of requirements for this free program visit Open-IX’s website here.