“We are committed to supporting the proliferation of distributed internet exchange points,” said Eli D. Scher. “We believe this not only creates more efficient delivery of content, but creates an overall more resilient IT architecture.”
West Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 17, 2014
Colocation solutions provider New Continuum Holdings Corporation dba Continuum Data Centers (“Continuum”) is pleased to announce that its Chairman and CEO, Eli D. Scher has been appointed to the Open-IX (OIX) Association Data Center Standards Subcommittee. OIX is a non-profit industry group formed to promote better technical and operational standards for data center interconnection and Internet Exchanges throughout North America. Continuum’s new Tier III data center, CDC 603, was certified by the Open-IX (OIX) Association in April 2014. CDC 603 was the first data center in the Chicago region to receive certification.
“We are committed to supporting the proliferation of distributed internet exchange points,” said Eli D. Scher. “We believe this not only creates more efficient delivery of content, but creates an overall more resilient IT architecture.” He continued, “The connectivity strategy we are developing at Continuum is designed to add value to our product, and ultimately create a more conducive environment for our customers to grow.”
The OIX Association is adopting the European model in which exchange operations are spread across multiple data centers in a specific geographic market. The goal is to create a new network of Internet Exchange Points housed in multiple neutral data center facilities that allow participants to interact and exchange content.
“Eli brings the perspective of a single facility operator to the committee and that represents one of the core benefits of a rich exchange environment,” says Gabe Cole, Chair of the Data Center Subcommittee of the Open-IX Association, adding, “We look forward to both Eli’s involvement in the committee and Continuum’s support of Open-IX in the critical Chicago market.”
Continuum Data Centers (“CDC”) is a multi-tenant data center operator in the western Chicago suburbs. The Company currently operates an 80,000 square foot, purpose-built, highly efficient Tier III+ facility in West Chicago, IL. CDC develops or seeks to own assets which are differentiated by their geographic location or other inherent traits. In doing so, the Company aims to consistently provide its customers with superior risk aversion profiles. CDC’s team has the experience and expertise to manage the needs of a diverse customer base, including trading and financial firms requiring high-density, efficient computation, as well as Enterprise and Fortune 1000 companies and retail customers requiring primary colocation. To learn more about Continuum, call 877-432-2656 or please visit http://www.continuumdatacenters.com.
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 Donald S. Clark; Dan Golding; Martin Hannigan; Keith Mitchell; David Temkin; and Barry Tishgart. More information about OIX can be found by visiting http://www.open-ix.org .