Open-IX has received recognition as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) effective August 1, 2018. ANSI coordinates, facilitates, and promotes the development of voluntary consensus standards that are relied upon by the industry, government agencies, and consumers across the United States and around the world.

As a non-profit, member-based organization, Open-IX encourages the proliferation of internet interconnection through the development, implementation and certification of technical and operating standards. Becoming an ANSI Accredited Association, Open-IX joins nearly 250 ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers engaged in the creation and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards. Across nearly every industry sector, standards developers are recognized experts in their fields; they review and populate standards openly and cooperatively to enhance the U.S. quality of life and improve the competitiveness of businesses operating in the global marketplace.

“Achieving ANSI accreditation is a major milestone for Open-IX. We are constantly seeking ways to further our stated mission, while benefiting our certified entities and the broader internet community,” comments Eli D. Scher, Chairman of Open-IX. “Accreditation is the first step in getting Open-IX internet and data center standards recognized in the official register for American National Standards, allowing us to enhance our guidelines, while providing increased value and insights to our various constituencies.”