Great Reception: DuPont Fabros Technology Receives Open-IX OIX-2 Certification

19 May 2014 by Technology

"DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT) is one of the leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenanted wholesale data centers, and now the recipient of the Open-IX OIX-2 certification and that AMS-IX New York is now operational at its NJ1 datacenter located in Piscataway, New Jersey.

DuPont Fabros New Jersey Datacenter NJ1
AMS-IX New York is a neutral Internet exchange, offering high quality IP peering and interconnectivity services in the New York/New Jerseyarea since the end of 2013, and Internet Exchange Point (""IXP"") that was officially launched in New York City by the Mayor of Amsterdam on April 11, 2014.

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.

According to Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations for DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. ""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'¦ 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.""

John Witteman, CEO of AIX-IX added: ""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; 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.""

The partnership of AMS-IX New York and DFT is sure to be a lucrative one, with the datacenter sitting on the dark fiber of the highest of the high speed ISPs that connects to Wall Street and the U.S. financial capital, which usually orchestrates quicker trades and allows for millions to be made in nano-second.

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