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, ANSI accredited 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.
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.
Accredited Standards Developer
We are proud to be accredited by ANSI as an Accredited Standards Developer.
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.
Chris GrundemannView Bio
Eli ScherView Bio
Phillip KoblenceView Bio
Jean Francis AhandaView Bio
Ilissa MillerView Bio
John OsomonView Bio
Mona WeisbergView Bio
Shawna BongView Bio
Sunshine BuchholzView Bio
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.
Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) Committee
Develops and maintains community-regulated BCOP documents.
Tasked with the creation and maintience of our OIX "tools" such as the Interconnection Navigator.
OIX is a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association and Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Please see our relevant documentation here:
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.
The OIX bylaws with the most recent amendments.
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.
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.
National Cooperative Research and Production Act documentation.
Official trademark declaration.
Official trademark acceptance and registration documentation.
Board Member Guidelines
Explanation of board structure, roles and expectations.