The Open-IX Association (OIX) has announced that Secretary of the Board Barry Tishgart and Board member-elect Josh Snowhorn will speak at DatacenterDynamics Converged Dallas, to be held December 9, 2014 at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel. 

Tishgart and Snowhorn will present “Open-IX: Managing the Network Edge to Improve the Cost and Reliability of Physical Fiber Connections”, taking place in Hall 1 from 2:40 PM to 3:20 PM. The session will explore the main differentiators between Internet exchanges in European and North American markets. It will also discuss the proliferation of content delivery and cloud applications, as well as the resulting need to efficiently and economically transfer traffic amongst different networks. Additionally, Mr. Tishgart and Mr. Snowhorn will describe the establishment of the Open-IX Association, which develops and promotes international standards for data center-based distributed Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). 

Open-IX is a non-profit association organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet community who aim to increase the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all. Through broad participation of interconnect and data center professionals, the Association has produced two Internet Exchange and data center consensus-based community standards and certified 21 data centers and two exchanges since its inception approximately one year ago.

DatacenterDynamics Converged Dallas is part of the world’s largest peer-led data center conference and expo series, attended by over 28,000 data center professionals worldwide. This year’s conference will present the technological breakthroughs that are forming the backbone of Silicon Prairie’s recent surge of data center activity, with mission-critical facilities sprouting up throughout the region. Thought-leaders from around the industry will provide insights into how companies are adapting their infrastructure to remain competitive and cost-efficient. Topics covered will include the latest in Software-defined Networks (SDN), Big Data analytics, facility design strategies, cloud solutions, and power and cooling technologies.