Milan Internet Exchange (MIX) secures renewal of OIX-1 certification

Milan Internet Exchange (MIX) secures renewal of OIX-1 certification

Milan Internet Exchange renewed its OIX-1 certification after demonstrating open and accessible digital infrastructure with consistent standards and openness in building Internet infrastructure.

The OIX Association (OIX) and Milan Internet Exchange (MIX), one of Italy’s leading Internet exchange points providing network interconnection services, have announced that MIX has renewed its OIX-1 certification.

OIX is a leader in setting the benchmark for interconnection infrastructure with three ANSI-compliant standards for IXPs, data centres and edge data centres. The OIX certification represents engineering excellence and operational transparency. Through the OIX Community Supported IX Program, emerging IXs demonstrate transparent service delivery, ensuring reliability for extensive cloud and content networks and optimising Internet functionality and stability.

“MIX, a long-standing, internationally recognised Internet exchange point certified by OIX-1, embodies the organisation’s ideals by promoting open and accessible digital infrastructure with high-quality engineering. It plays a crucial role in Italy’s Internet services market, demonstrating the importance of consistent standards and openness in building Internet infrastructure,” said Eli D. Scher, OIX Vice Chairman of the Board.

An OIX certified entity since 2015, the MIX interconnection platform offers customers an opportunity to exchange Internet traffic with enhanced network performances, increased data flow control, reducing latency and IP-Transit costs. MIX customers directly exchange traffic using a network of interconnected switches hosted in a secure environment.

“We value our continued association with OIX,” said Mauro Magrassi, Chief Technical Officer, MIX. “Adherence to the strictest standards is one of our top priorities to confirm our commitment in offering our members the best overall IXP interconnection service. We truly believe that developing independent, community driven, interconnection-oriented certification paths is one of the best ways to develop the industry and face ever growing challenges and members expectations.”

As the first-ever global certification for Internet Exchange Points, OIX-1 Certification establishes a benchmark for service and engineering. Developed through the broad consensus of top-tier IXP managers, engineers and their customers, OIX-1 status signifies an IXP’s adherence to the standard, highlighting its potential for extensive interconnection, optimal performance, unparalleled resilience and unmatched data security.

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