WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT, news, filings) announced today that it has received the Open-IX OIX-2 certification and that AMS-IX New York is now operational at DFT's NJ1 data center located in Piscataway, New Jersey.
AMS-IX New York is a neutral and distributed Internet Exchange Point ("IXP") that was officially launched in New York City by the Mayor of Amsterdam on April 11, 2014. AMS-IX New York was awarded OIX-1 certification by the Open-IX Association earlier this year and its presence will enable DFT's NJ1 customers in Piscataway, New Jersey to access the peering platform.
The Open-IX Association was set up in September 2013 as a neutral, non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges in North America.
AMS-IX New York's core and edge switches are located at DFT's NJ1 data center, which is diversely connected via dark fiber to other AMS-IX New York points of presence. AMS-IX New York's Internet Exchange node at NJ1 has the capability of providing ports to customers with speeds ranging from 1 to 100 Gigabits per second ("Gbps"). Lower port capacities are available through resellers.
"Having the AMS-IX New York Internet Exchange at NJ1 is a huge step towards our data center becoming a key connectivity hub in the New York metro area," said Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations for DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. "AMS-IX New York's platform will provide our customers with a resilient and low-latency local peering option to exchange traffic amongst other peers in the distributed exchange platform in Piscataway."
"AMS-IX New York is very pleased to be partnering with DFT. Bringing together the robust infrastructure and operational excellence of a best-in-class data center building with a world leading connectivity platform provided by AMS-IX Internet Exchange is a great benefit for both of our customers," added Job Witteman, Chief Executive Officer of AMS-IX. "At NJ1, we are expecting to service our existing members and attract new members including carriers, content providers and eyeball networks to join our local peering platform."
Martin Hannigan, Co-founder and Treasurer of Open-IX said "This is the second market for DFT to have an Open-IX certified Internet Exchange Point ("IXP") and it is a great testament to the successful partnership of an Open-IX OIX-1 certified IXP. DFT's customers and the industry will benefit from the peering choices through the easy and transparent interconnect standards developed by the Open-IX Association community."
About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenanted wholesale data centers. The Company's facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company's customers outsource their mission critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company's ten data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.5 million gross square feet and 218 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.dft.com.
About AMS-IX New York
AMS-IX New York is a neutral Internet exchange, offering high quality IP peering and interconnectivity services in the New York/New Jersey area since the end of 2013. AMS-IX New York is built according to AMS-IX's successful and proven European business model, and spans several locations. Moreover, it is the first Internet Exchange of AMS-IX USA Inc. that was founded as a reaction to the Open-IX initiative. This initiative was started by a group of Internet network operators, content owners and distributors and other market parties, such as data centers, that encourages the development of the neutral and distributed Internet Exchange model in North America.
More information on AMS-IX Corporate: http://www.ams-ix.net
More information on AMS-IX New York: https://nynj.ams-ix.net
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. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org .
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