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Press Release -- February 6th, 2015
Source: DE-CIX

DE-CIX Signs Memorandum of Understanding with OPEN-IX® and Begins Internet Exchange Certification Process for DE-CIX New York

DE-CIX also announces further expansion in NY/NJ and establishment of new Customer Advisory Board

NEW YORK – February 6, 2015 – DE-CIX North America Inc. announces today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Open-IX Association (OIX), a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges.

Officials from DE-CIX and OPEN-IX® signed the MoU during the NANOG 63 conference in San Antonio, Texas, on February 3. This now starts the certification process for DE-CIX New York to become OPEN-IX-certified.

The OPEN-IX technical requirements for Internet exchange points (IXPs), OIX-1, outline a minimum level of functionality for exchanges and deliver publicly available information to the participants of the exchange about the quality and functionality of its service offering, physical infrastructure, operations and more.

“DE-CIX has been following the development of OPEN-IX closely,” confirms Harald A. Summa, President of DE-CIX. “OPEN-IX has gained traction and proves to be valuable to the continued evolution of the U.S. Internet marketplace. We look forward to being a part of it.”

“With nine switches in seven data centers and more than 100 access points, the DE-CIX New York exchange provides more access for customers than any other North American Internet exchange. We are in the process of adding three additional facilities to our New York network, as we believe reach is a crucial success factor for us,” adds DE-CIX CMO Frank Orlowski.

DE-CIX leadership also today announces that it has appointed Steven Schecter, Senior Manager of Network Architecture at Akamai Technologies, as the first member of the Customer Advisory Board for its North American operations. Advisory Board members will serve as subject matter experts and advisors to DE-CIX New York on topics of running, expanding and growing the exchange.

“I’m honored to be on the DE-CIX North America Customer Advisory Board. DE-CIX is changing the peering landscape in North America, and I’m motivated to support this process,” says Schecter.

For more information about DE-CIX New York, please visit

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About DE-CIX New York

DE-CIX New York is a carrier- and data center-neutral Internet exchange (IX) distributed across major carrier hotels and data centers throughout the New York/New Jersey metro region. With 100+ access points in Manhattan and New Jersey, DE-CIX New York is just a cross connect away from hundreds of ISPs and carriers.

DE-CIX New York is owned and operated by DE-CIX North America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of DE-CIX International AG, the international arm of DE-CIX. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt/Germany is the leading operator of Ethernet-based carrier and ISP interconnection (Peering) worldwide. For more information, please visit 

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

For DE-CIX media inquiries, please contact:

Christine Keck

+1 301-801-4414

For OPEN-IX media inquiries, please contact:

iMiller Public Relations

+1 866-307-2510

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