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EdgeConneX(R) and Open-IX Enter an MOU to Certify Its Houston, TX Data Center

Next Up: Certification to Be sought for Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas

HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/16/14 -- EdgeConneX®, a data center provider specializing in content hosting at the edge of the network, today announced it has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Open-IX (OIX) to certify its Houston, TX Edge Data Center (EDC), along with the intent to certify additional data centers in Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas markets by the end of Q1 2014.

EdgeConneX's Edge Data Center in Houston is served by multiple network providers including Zayo, Alpheus and Level 3. The Houston EDC is built out to support and deliver high-bandwidth solutions commonly required by content providers and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Edge Data Centers optimize the delivery of any content, anywhere, instantly -- and are the closest access point to many of the region's end consumers of content.

"Open-IX's recent announcement to begin certification of North American data centers and Internet exchanges propelled EdgeConneX to announce its commitment and intent to adhere to the technical and operational standards defined by today's leading industry professionals," comments Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer of EdgeConneX. "While EdgeConneX executes on an aggressive roll-out of our network Edge Data Centers, we are excited to be one of the first providers to design our data centers and implement the OIX standards required by today's content delivery networks and service providers."

In order to become an OIX-certified data center or Internet Exchange Point (IXP), companies must first initiate the process by submitting an application. The OIX executive board reviews each application and once accepted, data centers and IXPs are required to complete a compliance report to adhere to OIX technical requirements. EdgeConneX will begin implementing best practices and making submissions of its EDC facilities for review to meet certifications, starting with Houston, TX and followed by an additional four locations within the first quarter of 2014.

For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading edge of network solutions for expanding and improving access to mobile and data communications, visit www.edgeconnex.com or email [email protected].

About EdgeConneX

Headquartered in Virginia and operating a national infrastructure with a best-in-class Field Operations team, EdgeConneX provides Space, Power & Connectivity for content, network, colocation, CDNs and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners. EdgeConneX's infrastructure solutions create a new edge for traditional networks offering superior performance and economics. Our purpose-built Meet You Points® optimize delivery of data at network-critical locations closest to the end user. EdgeConneX is currently operating a national network of over 3,000 nodes across its portfolio and 200,000 cell towers, creating endless revenue potential and performance gain for our customers while offering superior operating economics. For more information, please visit edgeconnex.com.

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