CyrusOne’s Snowhorn and Williams to provide expertise and leadership as founding members of Open IX industry organization committees
Dallas, TX (September 24, 2013) – Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (:CONE, news) is pleased to announce that Vice President and General Manager of Interconnection Josh Snowhorn and Vice President of Network Services Bill Williams have each been appointed to newly formed standards committees for the Open IX organization. Snowhorn will serve on the Data Center Standards Committee, and Williams will serve on the Internet Exchange Point Standards Committee. Open IX is a nonprofit industry organization that seeks to promote stronger Internet exchange (IX) alternatives in North America.
“CyrusOne is a strong supporter of Open IX, and we look forward to participating in its growth,” said Snowhorn. “We believe that alternate Internet exchanges can deliver tremendous benefits to customers. Our own CyrusOne National Internet Exchange is a perfect example of how a robust Internet Exchange enables customers to implement multi-site data center production and disaster recovery solutions using powerful, low-cost carrier-grade connectivity. CyrusOne’s complete location neutrality allows for a greater ecosystem of participants.”
Williams and his committee are charged with defining technical standards for the IX peering switches and configurations. “The IX peering standards set by the Open IX will form the benchmark that will be used to certify Internet Exchange operators,” explained Williams. “The Open IX organization’s commitment to creating standards that facilitate richer and broader connectivity blends perfectly with CyrusOne’s strategy, and Josh and I are excited to be selected to serve on these committees.”
The Open IX group is adopting the European nonprofit model in which exchange operations are spread across multiple data centers in a specific geographic market. The goal is to create a new network of IX points, creating neutral, member-governed exchanges that allow participants to trade traffic. Open IX plans to remain an independent body that endorses data centers and exchange operators that agree to the organization’s rules, hoping to ensure neutrality and add consistency to exchange services in a given market.
Snowhorn and Williams have a combined 30 years of experience in the data center/connectivity industry and were instrumental in the development and design of the NAP of the Americas, which has grown to be one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world.
Delivering Best-in-Class Enterprise Facilities and Robust Connectivity
CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center colocation solutions and engineers its facilities with the highest power redundancy (2N architecture) and the power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability.
Customers also have access to the CyrusOne National Internet Exchange (National IX), which marries low-cost robust connectivity with the massively scaled data centers that CyrusOne is known for by virtually linking a dozen CyrusOne facilities in five metropolitan markets (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Phoenix). With the CyrusOne National IX, Fortune 500 enterprises implement cost-effective data center platforms that meet the disaster recovery requirements of Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, PCI, NASDAQ, NYSE, and many other regulatory frameworks because they can ensure their data is protected and accessible 100 percent of the time across multiple sites located throughout the country.
CyrusOne operates 25 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia that give customers the flexibility and scale to perfectly match their specific growth needs. The company is renowned for exceptional service and for building enduring customer relationships and high customer satisfaction levels. Customers include nine of the Fortune 20 companies and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000.
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CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 550 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000 companies.
CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne’s Internet interconnection platform provides robust connectivity options for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 25 data centers worldwide.
|Mindy Miller or Lisa McLaughlin
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