Open-IX Data Center Standards Committee Chair, Gabe Cole, Will Discuss Managing the Network Edge as well as Openness and Neutrality in the Data Center

CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – November 13, 2014 – The Open-IX Association (OIX), a non-profit industry association formed to promote better global standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, announces today that Open-IX Data Center Standards Committee Chair, Gabe Cole, will speak at DatacenterDynamics Converged London,  taking place November 19-20, 2014 at the ICC ExCel London.

On Day 1 of the conference, Mr. Cole will join other thought-leaders across Open Compute, Open Software, Open Stack and Open-IX on a panel discussion entitled “What Does ‘Open’ Mean for the Enterprise Data Center Sector?” from 4:40 PM – 5:20 PM. On Day 2, Mr. Cole will present “Open-IX – Managing the Network Edge” from 9:20 AM – 10:00 AM. The session will explore the proliferation of content delivery and cloud applications, and the resulting requirement to efficiently and economically transfer traffic amongst different networks. It will also address the role of accessible, consistent and member-governed exchanges in supporting these increased network demands. Additionally, Mr. Cole will discuss the inception and growth of the Open-IX Association, which develops and promotes international standards for data center-based distributed Internet Exchange Points (IXPs).

Open-IX is a non-profit association organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet community who aim to increase the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all. Through broad participation of interconnect and data center professionals, the Association has produced two Internet Exchange and data center consensus-based community standards and certified 21 data centers and two exchanges since its inception approximately one year ago.

DatacenterDynamics Converged London is part of the world’s largest peer-led data center conference and expo series, attended by over 28,000 data center professionals worldwide. Headlined by over 100 international expert speakers, DatacenterDynamics Converged London’s multi-track conference agenda covers current industry topics including: implications of IT and network transformation on data center design and architecture; performance, efficiency and resilience of mission-critical environments; organizational strategy and design of on-premise data centers; and blended / hybrid infrastructures and the technical/regulatory challenges of delivering critical Information and Communications Technology (ICT) through the cloud.

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About Open-IX

The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community derived effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and interconnect in the United States. OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges in North America while promoting uniform, cost-efficient standards of performance for interconnections backed by the Internet community.  The association aims to promote common and uniform specifications for data transfer and physical connectivity and improve IX performance by developing criteria and methods of measurement to reduce the complexity that restricts interconnection in fragmented markets.  The OIX Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community in the United States, including Paul L. Andersen; Donald S. Clark; Dan Golding; Martin Hannigan; Keith Mitchell; David Temkin; and Barry Tishgart.