Our Goal

The DC-Edge Committee is comprised of industry experts in Data Center operations, connectivity, design and reliability as well as commercialization. The DC-Edge Standards Committee maintains and updates the OIX-2 and OIX-3 standards, promotes their adoption and evaluates Data Center requests for certification against the standards.

The OIX-2 standards encompass physical, operational and open access requirements from the street directly into the data center environment, including cross connection policies, Service Level Agreements (SLAs), up-time guarantees and more. The goal of the standard is to capture the critical aspects necessary to support the installation of an OIX-1 compliant exchange, although it also signifies sufficient capability for other mission-critical applications and massive scale interconnection. The OIX-3 accreditation is a testament to the desire to maintain technical and operational standards that further promote and enhance the future of the Internet and its infrastructure.

Committee Members

All OIX Committees are comprised of volunteer representatives from the Global Internet community who are coming together to create a better, safer, stronger, fairer Internet. The expected weekly time commitment for task completion is 1-2 hours per week. It is asked that volunteers for this committee commit to a one-year term.


Brian Achten

Board Liaison

Jean-Francis Ahanda


Frank Basso


Lily Yusupova


Hugh Carspecken

Marketing Representative

Larry Graiber

Additional Documentation

Application Review

Outline of the OIX-2 application review process. (Excerpt from the Committee Charter)

Maintaining the Standard

Annual review of the OIX-2 standard. (Excerpt from the Committee Charter)

Tools and Resource Development

The DC Committee will participate in creating valuable resources for the community. (Excerpt from the Committee Charter)

DC Committee Charter

The complete Committee Charter.

What is an Edge Data Center?

The Edge Data Center is defined.

OIX-3 Certification

The OIX-3 Certification is defined.

OIX-3 Checklist

Preview the application questions in a spreadsheet format.