EvoSwitch USA has received Data Center Technical Standards certification for its WDC1 data center in Manassas, VA. The certification is awarded by the Open-IX Association, an Internet community-derived effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and interconnection in the United States.
“We are very pleased to receive recognition from Open-IX for our data center operations in Virginia,” said Eric Boonstra, EvoSwitch USA President. “Not just for meeting the strict technical standards, but also for our approach to neutral interconnection and willingness to partner with outside, neutral and distributed Internet Exchanges like we do with LINX NoVA here in Virginia. We were the first data center operator to introduce the European ‘style’ Inter Exchange (IX)in the USA and to announce our partnership with LINX NoVA,. We firmly believe that for our customers to have choice, we cannot tie them to interconnection services only available in our data centers. We are already seeing increased demand for colocation services since LINX NoVA went live inside our facility.”
Open-IX 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.
“EvoSwitch USA joins an elite and growing list of DC OIX-2 data centers in the Northern Virginia Market,” comments Barry Tishgart, Board Member of the Open-IX Association. “Certification is achieved through a thorough peer-reviewed process, we welcome EvoSwitch USA to the Open-IX standards.”
Open-IX created the Data Center Technical Standards to establish a recommended standard for Data Centers to support an Internet Exchange (as defined by the Open-IX IXP Technical Standards). The standard also provides guidance for acceptable exceptions for pre-existing facilities.