SOURCE: Open-IX

Open-IX

February 17, 2015 11:37 ET

Open-IX Association Announces the Americas Interconnection Summit April 7-9, 2015 in San Diego, CA

Internet Community to Converge at Open and Neutral Forum Focused on Peering and Interconnection

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2015) - The Open-IX Association (OIX), a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, announces its inaugural Americas Interconnection Summit, taking place April 7-9, 2015 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, CA. The three-day conference, supported in part by Founding Platinum Sponsors EdgeConneX and Netflix, is an unprecedented gathering of influential Internet community members that aims to connect industry participants interested in peering and interconnection. 

The Americas Interconnection Summit will bring together service providers, content providers and content delivery networks, data center and Internet exchange operators, and related network hardware and software suppliers to discuss current, relevant peering and interconnection industry trends and topics. Attendees will enjoy various networking opportunities through one-on-one and small group meetings, educational panels and presentations, and lunches and cocktail receptions. The event also provides an ideal forum for interacting with industry veterans and thought-leaders in an open and neutral environment.

"The Americas Interconnection Summit presents an opportunity for members of the peering and interconnection ecosystem to discuss strategic issues affecting the future of the industry, share executive insights and showcase innovative solutions," says David Temkin, Co-Founder and Chairman of Open-IX Association. "We've established an open and neutral environment for strategy and collaboration on how today's Internet professionals can work together to improve the landscape of Internet peering and interconnect around the world."

Open-IX Association is a non-profit association established to promote a simplified neutral and distributed Internet exchange system. 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 has certified 22 data centers and two exchanges since its establishment in 2013.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available and can be obtained by contacting ais@open-ix.org. Founding Platinum Sponsors EdgeConneX and Netflix are expected to address attendees at this inaugural event. Current event sponsors also include Gold Sponsor IIX, Social Event Sponsor Comcast Wholesale and Coffee Break Sponsors Digital Realty and DuPont Fabros Technology.

For additional information about the Americas Interconnection Summit, please visit www.open-ix.org.

To request a meeting with the OPEN-IX® team at the Americas Interconnection Summit, email OpenIX@imillerpr.com.

About Open-IX Association
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.