DataGryd has announced that its 240,000 sq ft of data center space at 60 Hudson Street in New York City has received DC OIX-2 certificationfrom the Open-IX Association (OIX).

The Open-IX Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges. Organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet, the Open-IX Association aims to increase the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all. With the help of broad participation of interconnect and data center professionals, the association has successfully developed Internet exchange and data center consensus-based community standards and certified 23 data centers and five exchanges since its establishment in 2013.During the first-ever Open-IX Americas Interconnection Summit, which took place April 7-10, 2015 in San Diego, it was announced that DataGryd’s facility at 60 Hudson in New York City would be one of the next data centers to be OIX-2 certified following the conference, and final certification was received on May 18, 2015.

David Temkin, co-founder and chairman of the Open-IX Association, said, “The Open-IX Association is pleased to grant OIX-2 certification to DataGryd’s 60 Hudson Street data center facility in New York City. We are excited to see better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges continuously being adopted within key markets such as New York as well as iconic connectivity hubs like 60 Hudson in Manhattan.”

DataGryd is a proud supporter of OIX and supports no-cost interconnections and open peering. The OIX data center certification defines standards for data centers like DataGryd’s mission-critical designed white space, inclusive of the MegaSuite offering, for an open Internet exchange and interconnection platform.

DataGryd CEO Peter Feldman said, “The DataGryd team is pleased that the Open-IX Association has extended the OIX-2 certification to our world-class data center at 60 Hudson Street. With this distinction, DataGryd sets a new and updated standard for all future urban data centers.”

DataGryd’s State-of-the-Art Data Center

DataGryd’s location at 60 Hudson provides potential access to over 300 interconnected carriers and exchanges, with multiple POEs from diverse data network providers and direct fiber conduits. DataGryd data centers have no cross connect fees or obligations to use any third- party meet me rooms. DataGryd’s MegaSuite and 240,000 sq ft of white space will stand the test of time, with 21st century, high-density MicroGryd™ power and cooling technology housed in the largest single-footprint data center space available in New York City.