Snowhorn to serve two-year term starting in 2015.
Dallas, TX (September 22, 2014) – Global data center provider CyrusOne (:CONE, news) is pleased to announce that Josh Snowhorn, CyrusOne vice president and general manager, interconnection, has been elected to the Open-IX Association’s board of directors. Snowhorn is going to serve a two-year term starting in January 2015. Election results were announced at Open-IX’s annual general meeting held Friday, Sept. 5, in New York City.
Snowhorn is responsible for launching CyrusOne’s National Internet Exchange (IX) in the United States, connecting CyrusOne’s locations across the country and enabling fast interconnection to an ecosystem of business partners, cloud providers, content providers, networks, carriers, Internet service providers, and Ethernet buyers and sellers.
“We are pleased to welcome Josh to the Open-IX Association board of directors,” said David Temkin, co-founder and chairman, Open-IX Association. “As a key driver of CyrusOne’s OIX-2 data center certifications and an active member of the OIX Data Center Standards Committee, Josh has been an ardent supporter of the Open-IX Association since its inception. His vast experience, deep technical understanding, and new perspectives of the market will prove to be tremendous assets as we continue to advance our goals during this exciting time for Open-IX.”
Open-IX is a nonprofit organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet community who aim to increase the reliability, resiliency, and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all.
“I’m extremely honored to have been elected to the Open-IX board,” said Snowhorn. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members to continue to advance the standards that promote improved data transfer, connectivity, reliability, and security for our industry.”
The Open-IX board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community, converging to create a better, safer, stronger, and fairer Internet. In addition to controlling all aspects of the Association’s property, affairs, and business, the Open-IX board of directors is also responsible for safeguarding the Open Stand compliant standards development that the Internet community has entrusted to it, instituting and conducting the OIX-1 and OIX-2 certification process for Internet exchanges and data centers, and determining whether those entities have met or exceeded the Open-IX minimum standards of performance.
For more information about the Open-IX Association, visit www.open-ix.org.
Delivering Best-in-Class Enterprise Facilities, Connectivity, and Open-IX Certification
CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center services and colocation solutions, and engineers its facilities to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability, including an available highest possible power redundancy (2N) architecture.
Customers have access to the CyrusOne National IX, which marries low-cost robust connectivity with the massively scaled data centers that the company is known for, by creating the first-ever data center platform that virtually links more than a dozen of CyrusOne’s enterprise facilities and third-party locations in multiple metropolitan markets.
The CyrusOne National IX, coupled with the company’s multiple dispersed locations and available 100 percent uptime, enables Fortune 1000 enterprises to implement cost-effective, multi-location data center platforms that can help manage their internal disaster recovery requirements and applicable regulatory or industry-specific requirements such as Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, and PCI.
CyrusOne was also recently the first to receive multi-site data center certification from the Open-IX (OIX) Association. The OIX Association has a mandate to promote resilient interconnection in hub cities to facilitate a more resilient Internet.
With 25 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia, CyrusOne provides customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific growth needs. The company is renowned for exceptional service and for building enduring customer relationships and high customer satisfaction levels. CyrusOne’s more than 645 customers include nine of the Fortune 20 companies and more than 135 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 645 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 135 of the Fortune 1000 or equivalent-sized 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 National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 25 data centers worldwide.
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