Oct. 7, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT), today announced that its Director of Carrier Relations,
has been appointed by the Open-IX Association to serve on the Data Center / MMR (Meet-Me-Room) Standards Committee of the Open-IX Association. The Open-IX Association is a non-profit industry association recently formed to promote better standards for Interconnection and Internet Exchanges in
will represent DFT in Open-IX Association's effort to establish technical standards for Data Centers and Meet-Me-Rooms. Mr. Nagpal's experience spans almost 20 years in telecommunications and connectivity in the wholesale and retail colocation industry in
. He has been instrumental in growing the Company's fiber carriers, managing telecommunications infrastructure and supporting its customers' connectivity requirements.
"Building on our carrier-neutral and network-agnostic approach, we strongly support the Open-IX Association and believe it will enable competitiveness and help reduce Interconnection and Peering complexities and costs in
," said Mr. Nagpal. "It will provide much-needed options for distributed Internet Exchanges to the Internet community. I am honored to be selected by the Open-IX board to serve on the Data Center/MMR Standards Committee and look forward to helping to facilitate the deployment of neutral Internet Exchanges in
, co-founder and Treasurer of Open IX Association added: "We are extremely pleased with the early support from DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. and
to the Open-IX Association. Vinay's data center and connectivity expertise will contribute in defining the Data Center and MMR Standards for Open-IX Association."
DFT intends to pursue certification by the Open-IX Association and, if certified, plans to host Open-IX endorsed Internet Exchange in each of its four U.S. data center markets, which will enable the Company's customers to directly connect to an Internet Exchange inside the Company's data centers.