Our Mission

Create A Resilient & Efficient Global Internet Infrastructure.

We are a nonprofit member-based organization, encouraging the proliferation of interconnection through education and the development, implementation and certification of transparent technical and operating standards, in order to create more resilient and efficient global internet infrastructure.

Leading the Way

OIX has developed industry-leading engineering and operating standards, and best practices for internet exchange providers, data center providers, and edge data center providers. Our standards and certifications are available to all organizations around the world that wish to adopt these best practices.

For Internet Exchange Providers

OIX certification encourages them to penetrate new markets or geographies and expand partnerships amongst multiple data centers.

For Data Center Providers

OIX certification allows traditional and edge data centers to attract a new ecosystem centered around interconnection, offering access to interconnection on a fair and reasonable basis.

For Carriers

OIX certification empowers them to provide interconnectivity between IXP locations to the IXP, data center, and end customer.

For Cloud Service Providers

OIX certified entities can benefit them by offering a platform for easy distribution of services and a more direct connection for customers.

In addition to maintaining these standards, OIX provides actionable information and intelligence about the interconnection landscape. For example, the Interconnection Navigator, which allows users to research and visualize interconnection and IXP data from PeeringDB. OIX offers these services free of charge.


OIX is a self-regulated Internet community effort that aims to improve the landscape of internet peering and interconnection globally, promoting uniform, cost-efficient standards of performance for interconnections backed by the internet community.

OIX Team

Board of Directors

Our esteemed Board of Directors come to us from all areas of the interconnection industry. Take a moment to get to know them as they are invaluable to defining the direction of the organization.

ChrisGrundemann Chair

Chris Grundemann

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Eli Scher

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PhillipKoblence Treasurer

Phillip Koblence

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Jean Francis Ahanda Director

Jean Francis Ahanda

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IlissaMiller Director

Ilissa Miller

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John Osmon Director

John Osmon

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Mona Weisberg

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Shawna Bong

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SunshineBuchholz Co-Administrative Director/Secretary

Sunshine Buchholz

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Committees

Our Committees

The OIX Committees are 100% comprised of volunteers. These committees are our bridge to the community and the life force of the organization.

Internet Exchange Point Standards (IXP) Committee

Develops and maintains the OIX-1 technical and operational standards for IXPs.

Data Center & Edge Standards (DC-Edge) Committee

Develops and maintains the OIX-2 technical and operational standards for Data Centers and maintains the OIX-3 technical and operational standards for Edge Data Centers.

Community Engagement Committee (CEC)

Tasked with engagement and amplification of OIX initiatives through partnerships and educational outreach.

Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) Committee

Develops and maintains community-regulated BCOP documents.

Product Committee

Tasked with the creation and maintience of our OIX "tools" such as the Interconnection Navigator.

Documentation

Governance

OIX is a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association. Please see our relevant documentation here:

Strategic Plan

Ever year OIX reviews and revises the organization's Strategic Plan, see the most recent version here.

Action of Sole Incorporator

Documentation of sole incorporation by written consent.

Antitrust Compliance Policy

List of antitrust rules and regulations followed by the organization.

Bylaws

The OIX bylaws with the most recent amendments.

Finance Policy

The financial rules of OIX that are to be followed by the treasurer and members.

Historical Framework Reference

The problems that OIX sought to solve with it's formation.

OIX Name Change Confirmation

Open IX Association officially became OIX Association in 2022.

IRS 501(C) Letter

Written recognition of OIX's 501(C)(6) status.

IRS 501(C) Filing

Official filing for OIX's tax exempt status.

NCRPA Filing

National Cooperative Research and Production Act documentation.

Trademark Filing

Official trademark declaration.

Trademark Registration

Official trademark acceptance and registration documentation.

Board Member Guidelines

Explanation of board structure, roles and expectations.