DE-CIX Chicago achieves Open-IX OIX-1 certification

DE-CIX Chicago achieves Open-IX OIX-1 certification

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DE-CIX's newest IX, DE-CIX Chicago has achieved OIX-1 certification.

Launched in December 2020 DE-CIX Chicago is the third location DE-CIX operates in North America to achieve OIX-1 certification, following New York and Dallas. Those facilities received OIX-1 certification in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

“Since its inception, Open-IX has raised the bar on interconnection and ecosystem standards for IXs and data centres, providing a solid framework of best practices for operators,” said Ed d’Agostino, VP and MD 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.”

Launched in 2014 Open-IX Internet Exchange standards, an industry-led volunteer organisation focused on creating best-of-breed standards for IX providers (IXP OIX-1) and data center providers (DC OIX-2).

The association provides operators with IX and data centre technical standards that ensure uniformity for data transformation and physical connectivity to create more resilient and reliable solutions. Certification is achieved through an application and review process, and is self-regulated to foster critical data centre and IXP technical and operating standards.

“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 honoured 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.”

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