WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) announced today that it has received the Open-IX certification for its ACC5 data center and also announced that the LINX NoVA Internet Exchange Point (IXP) is operational at DFT's ACC5 data center located in Ashburn, Virginia.
The Open-IX Association is encouraging a more mutual and open model of Internet exchanges, and interconnection within data centers by issuing certification to IXPs and data centers who meet the standards set by the community.
The LINX NoVA Internet Exchange was the first IXP in the world to be certified by Open-IX and its presence in ACC5 will enable DFT's customers within the Ashburn Corporate Campus to access the peering platform.
The London Internet Exchange core switch at DFT's ACC5 data center has the capability of providing ports to customers with speeds ranging from 100Mbps to 100 Gbps and all ports are free until January 1st, 2015.
"It is an important milestone for DFT to receive the Open-IX certification for the ACC5 data center," said Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations for DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. "We are also pleased to have a neutral, member-governed and not-for-profit Internet exchange operational, providing customers within our Ashburn campus a cost-effective solution for exchanging Internet traffic. This gives them and the Ashburn Internet community a location for local peering with a world-class, Open-IX certified Internet exchange."
"We are pleased to be partnering with DFT in Ashburn and are excited about the turn-up of our LINX NoVA PoP," added Ben Hedges, Chief Marketing Officer of LINX. "We are looking forward to welcoming existing and new members to the Internet exchange at DFT."
Martin Hannigan, Co-founder and Treasurer of Open-IX said, "DFT has been a great supporter of Open-IX from its inception. We are glad to see more and more data center companies like DFT supporting Open-IX Association and helping to promote competition in the Internet industry."
About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenanted wholesale data centers. The Company's facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company's customers outsource their mission critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company's ten data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.5 million gross square feet and 218 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.dft.com.
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is a mutually owned membership association for operators of Internet Protocol networks. We provide a neutral interconnection facility and peering platform, known as an Internet Exchange Point (IXP), and represent the interests of our members on matters of public policy. Our members consist of access networks, ISPs such as BT and content providers like Google, who exchange Internet traffic between each other over our secure peering LANs. Through LINX they are able to reach 80% of the total global Internet making it the single biggest connection point in the world. www.linx.net.
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. The association aims to promote common and uniform specifications for data transfer and physical connectivity and improve IX performance by developing criteria and methods of measurement to reduce the complexity that restricts interconnection in fragmented markets. The OIX Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community in the United States, including Paul L. Andersen; Donald S. Clark; Dan Golding; Martin Hannigan; Keith Mitchell; David Temkin; and Barry Tishgart. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org .
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