EdgePresence joins Vapor IO as one of the two first companies in the US to adopt the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) OIX-3 Edge Data Center Certification
The Open-IX Association (OIX), a nonprofit organization devoted to developing transparent technical and operating standards to create more resilient global internet infrastructure announced last week that EdgePresence and Vapor IO are the first companies to successfully complete the Edge Data Center Certification Program (OIX-3). The OIX-3 Certification establishes technical criteria around design, reliability and connectivity for a wide range of edge data centers.
“The OIX-3 Certification is the first new standard developed by Open-IX in several years, and represents the organization’s continued efforts to develop relevant standards which provide value to its diverse constituency, ” said Eli D. Scher, Chairman of Open IX. “OIX seeks to build standards for internet infrastructure where increased transparency through the development of common frameworks can directly increase access, improve performance, and advance community objectives. The adoption of this new standard by the market leaders in edge data center infrastructure is evidence that OIX’s mission resonates.”
The OIX-3 Edge Data Center standard was developed through several years of research and collaboration, and its committee is composed of industry experts in data center construction, operations, connectivity, design and reliability. The resulting standards leverage domain expertise that spans the entire stack, encompassing the physical infrastructure as well as the software-driven networking, virtualization, automation, and application layers. In June, 2021 the OIX-3 Edge Data Center standard became an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard.
“We have an exciting opportunity to define the future of the Internet for a new era of innovation,” said Doug Recker, founder and president, EdgePresence. “Taking the steps to reinforce industry standards, such as those set forth through the Open-IX will play a key leadership role in advancing the network to enable business to innovate, scale and connect across the global ecosystem.”
Read the full press release announcement here.