Carrier and data center neutral Internet Exchange (IX) operator, DE-CIX, expands its support for Open-IX Internet Exchange standards by obtaining OIX-1 certification for 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 Internet peering and interconnection landscape. Launched in 2014, OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges, while promoting uniform standards of performance for Internet community-supported interconnections.
“Since its inception, Open-IX has increased restrictions on interconnection and ecosystem standards for IX and data centers, providing a strong framework framework for best practices for operators,” said Ed de Agostino, vice president and managing director of D-CIX North. America.
“Further highlighting our dedication to maintaining the highest standards of interconnection infrastructure, it was important to obtain its OIX-1 certification in North America with our third IX, DE-CIX Chicago, DI-CIX Dallas and DE-CIX New York.”