Peer 2.0

Joanna Styczen, Technical Writing Director, iMiller Public Relations, says: 

EdgeConneX® CCO Clint Heiden has joined a growing list of industry thought-leaders and influencers scheduled to speak at next week’s Peer 2.0 open educational conference for next-generation interconnection.  EdgeConneX is a company that specializes in hosting content at the edge of the network as well as a Peer 2.0 Silver Sponsor.

Mr. Heiden and fellow panelists Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations at DuPont Fabros Technologies, and Derek Garnier, CEO of Layer42 Networks, will speak on the “Open-IX Panel: Past, Present, Future”.  The session is scheduled to take place Tuesday, August 5 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM and will explore one of the most interesting and disruptive activities in peering today – the community desire to open up the Internet Exchange Point architecture in the U.S., also known as Open-IX.  Open-IX is a non-profit and neutral body of volunteers from the Internet community that aims to promote open, common and uniform standards for Internet connectivity, resiliency, interconnect, and security in order to reduce the complexity that restricts interconnection in fragmented markets.

Mr. Heiden will share his insights on Open-IX and its impact on the U.S. Internet peering ecosystem in addition to exploring various benefits of the recent OIX-2 certification granted to EdgeConneX’s Edge Data Center® in Houston, TX.  EdgeConneX was one of the first providers to adopt Open-IX technical and operational standards in the design of its Edge Data Centers.   The company intends to have all facilities submitted for certification, including its newly publicized Edge Data Center in Michigan.

The inaugural Peer 2.0 event, hosted by the non-profit Peer 2.0 Foundation, is aimed at bringing education to the next generation of network engineers, Internet architects and business leaders, as well as helping grow the community of direct connections at the core of the Internet.  Attendees will gain a better understanding of what makes the Internet work, including: transit, peering, connectivity, route servers, evolution of the interconnection landscape, and more.  Educational sessions will also cover the ever-evolving role of network engineering, peering coordination, and emerging supportive automated systems.  The event will be held August 4-5 in the theatre of the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, CA.

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