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Vantage Data Centers Receives Open-IX Certification for Santa Clara Data Center

Vantage Data Centers (Vantage), a leading provider of data center solutions in support of mission-critical applications, today announced that the company's Santa Clara data center campus is now Open-IX certified.

"Vantage has always been committed to carrier neutrality and transparency. Our Open-IX certification is validation that we really practice what we preach," said Chris Yetman, Vantage SVP, Operations. "We will continue to ensure that our customers have the freedom to find the connectivity solution that works best for their application – Open-IX certification is another step towards this commitment," he added.

The Open-IX Association is a non-profit, 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.

"Upon careful consideration and a thorough peer-review process, the Open-IX Data Center Standards Committee presents Vantage’s Santa Clara data center with OIX-2 certification," said David Temkin, Co-Founder and Chairman of Open-IX. "Vantage has demonstrated OIX standards for data center neutrality and transparency, in addition to committing to complete freedom of choice. We welcome Vantage as a member of the growing Open-IX community."

For more information about Vantage Data Centers visit www.vantagedatacenters.com. To learn about the Open-IX Association and its Internet Exchange Point and Data Center certification standards, visit www.open-ix.org.

About Vantage

Vantage provides highly scalable, flexible and efficient data center solutions offering unique value through its commitment to exceptional customer service. Operating campuses in Silicon Valley, California, and Quincy, Washington, Vantage delivers data center design solutions engineered to meet our customer’s unique requirements in support of the most demanding large enterprises, technology companies and service providers. Vantage is backed by Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, with $23 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital. Additional information on Vantage is available at www.vantagedatacenters.com.

About Open-IX Association

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 www.open-ix.org.

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