Open Internet Exchange (OIX) – Data Center Certification

Following discussions with the US network community, and its own customers; CyrusOne has applied for OIX data center certification in many of our North American facilities. Certification will act as the bedrock for a new and resilient interconnection marketplace in CyrusOne data centers allowing content and ISP's to have diverse locations for peering and transactional interconnection.

Our OIX accreditation enables a mutual model for interconnection that is the best for the future of the Internet. The OIX platform echoes the aims of the North American community as represented by the Open-IX initiative.


CyrusOne Data Centers have met and conformed to OIX standards, using systems and processes that have proved successful in our carrier neutral facilities since our founding in 2000. On the January 21, 2014 it was announced that CyrusOne had become the first data center company to receive multiple data center OIX certifications.

Open-IX Location and Infrastructure

CyrusOne data centers receiving Open-IX certification initially include the following six data centers:

  • Dallas, Texas (Carrollton)
  • Houston, Texas (Houston West)
  • Austin, Texas (Met 2)
  • Cincinnati, Ohio (2 sites)
  • Phoenix, Arizona (Chandler)

Services & Prices

CyrusOne is pleased to offer cross connect pricing as outlined below which meets the public disclosure requirements of OIX:

Monthly Cross Connect Fees
Type; MRC
Fiber $250
Copper $50

Sales Inquiries

  • Please contact OIX [at] cyrusone [dot] com

Specific information for OIX compliance:

The OIX Data Center compliance standard and governance document requires the following specific information to be provided for customers.

CyrusOne OIX Advisory Board Member List:

  • Joe Minarik - Amazon
  • Vijay Gill - Google
  • Richard Steenburgen - GTT/nLayer
  • Kevin Epperson - Microsoft
  • Peter Cohen - Netflix

Additional Internet specific OIX advisors will be added as a future date.
A list of government information requests and the action taken on them will be posted to this website if legally disclosable.

For more information about the Open Internet Exchange (OIX) – Data Center Certification or our enterprise data center services and colocation solutions, please contact us online or call 1.866.297.8766today.