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June 30, 2015 11:51 ET

Jaguar Network's JN MRS01 Data Center Receives OPEN-IX® OIX-2 Certification

Designation Marks the First International OIX-2 Certified Data Center for Open-IX Association, Strengthens Jaguar Network's Global Presence

BLOOMINGDALE, MI and MARSEILLE, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2015) - Jaguar Network, a provider of high value-added cloud and network solutions, and the Open-IX Association, a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, announce today that Jaguar Network's JN MRS01 data center has been awarded the prestigious OPEN-IX® OIX-2 certification. By receiving this designation, Jaguar Network's facility is the first international data center facility to meet the stringent requirements of this global standard.

The OPEN-IX OIX-2 certification is a hallmark to the technological excellence of the Jaguar Network site in Marseille, validating its quality, reliability and infrastructure security. The JN MRS01 data center, a major telecom hub, is ideally located for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The OIX-2 certification singles out Jaguar Network as an internationally acclaimed strategic partner facilitating hosting and cloud computing operations for businesses worldwide seeking to effectively perform in the European market. The OIX-2 designation also ensures that the Marseille-based hosting infrastructure is fully compliant with specifications of the standard for the reduction of complexity that restricts interconnection in fragmented markets as well as the implementation of business-critical environments, international IP core networks or content platforms (CDN, cloud computing, etc.).

Kevin Polizzi, CEO of Jaguar Network, states, "We are proud of receiving this award. Our data center is the first in France and Europe to be approved and this certification represents an achievement and a measure of the excellent work done by Jaguar Network teams. We have always been focused on solutions providing the very best in services, while placing innovation at the heart of our priorities. Universally recognized in the international market, OPEN-IX's OIX-2 certification demonstrates our involvement as a key player of Internet and cloud solutions."

Organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet, the Open-IX Association aims to increase the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all. With the help of broad participation of interconnect and data center professionals, the association has successfully developed Internet Exchange and data center consensus-based community standards and certified 23 data centers and five exchanges since its establishment in 2013.

"Upon certifying our first IXP outside of the U.S. earlier this year, the Open-IX Association is excited to extend the OIX-2 certification to Jaguar Network's JN MRS01 facility, thus designating it the first international Open-IX-certified data center," adds David Temkin, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Open-IX Association. "JN MRS01 marks Open-IX's 28th certified entity and further validates the demand for neutrality, openness, service offering, infrastructure and operations standards in data centers and IXPs around the globe."

About Jaguar Network
Jaguar Network provides expertise in Hosting, Cloud, Network, Enterprise Telephony and Managed Services to a wide range of clients, from small businesses to large enterprises and the public sector.

Its 8000m2 Tier IV design data center, situated in Marseille, satisfies the most demanding colocation requirements. Building on its fully supervised European private network and with a presence in more than 30 interconnected data centers, Jaguar Network delivers solutions with high added value. Using modules from its in-house R & D laboratory solutions, Jaguar Networks is able to offer efficiency, robustness and speed of deployment.

Know-how accrued over hundreds of projects together with the synergy of its product range make for a coherent and comprehensive response to any IT concern. Additionally, Jaguar Network is positively committed to quality of service through customized SLAs (Service Level Agreements). This combination of its high-level consulting and customer engagement has earned Jaguar Network the trust of a number of big-name accounts, including: France Télévisions, AlloPneus, Cdiscount, Neopost, Voyage privé, and Générale de Santé.

The third-largest IP operator in France, Jaguar Network has been rewarded for the fourth consecutive year with the Fast 50 Award as one of the leading high-growth technology companies in France. The company, headed by Kevin Polizzi, has offices in Paris, Sophia and Geneva. Its reputation and achievements are founded on straightforward values: 7/24 availability, the very highest level of specifications and dedicated made-to-measure customer services.

About Open-IX Association (OIX)
The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and massive-scale interconnection. OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges while promoting uniform 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 overall Internet performance by developing criteria and methods of measurement to reduce the complexity that restricts massive-scale interconnection in fragmented markets. The OIX Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community, including William Charnock, Christian Koch, Chris Malayter, Keith Mitchell, Josh Snowhorn, David Temkin, and Barry Tishgart. More information about OIX can be found by visiting: www.open-ix.org.