Edge Data Center® Certifications

We are committed to ensuring that our Edge Data Centers® are both designed and built to operate with exceptional attention to detail, meeting the highest industry certification standards. Our sophisticated customers expect top-notch facilities and we strive to guarantee that the Edge Data Centers in our national portfolio represent the following operational certifications:

Certification Description Why we have it

Service Organization Control (SOC) audits have been the standard 3rd party audit for a broad range of industries and sectors over the course of the last few decades. SOC 2 Type 2 audits assess a service organization handling some aspect of another company’s business as a 3rd party. In the data center industry, more and more data center companies are using SOC 2 audits to get an objective view into their business operations as well as at the data center level.

Having accredited auditors examine EdgeConneX offers valuable industry insight, as well as perspective into the latest information around security practices. SOC 2 Type 2 audits offer an unbiased assessment of our national operating model over a period of time and at each Edge Data Center, giving customers confidence that no mater what facility they are in, all assets deployed at the Edge are secure and available.

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council set the information security standards for organizations that handle card payment transactions. These standards are known as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and must be followed by any organization that processes card payments. The standards are designed to protect against fraud by utilizing controls and best practices when dealing with customer’s critical data.

EdgeConneX must adhere and operate within the rigid PCI DSS standards to ensure card payment transactions are safe and secure. Handling and transmitting cardholder information at the Edge has never been more secure than with our Edge Data Centers.

In 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by Congress, which enables employees of companies to retain health insurance while in between employment. Hospitals, insurance companies, healthcare providers and IT professionals within the healthcare industry heavily rely on HIPAA, which was expanded in 2009 to include Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). With the transition from paper to digital, HIPAA compliance is critical for companies operating in the healthcare sector.

Our customers in the healthcare industry have very strict data storage requirements and EdgeConneX is committed to ensuring that our Edge Data Centers are safe and secure locations at the Edge of the network. Patient healthcare information and records are more readily accessible to those who need the information quickly.

The Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN) is a global partner program offered by AWS to certify partners with great business, technical, marketing and GTM support.  APN is a tiered program comprised of both consulting and technical partners, who become certified based on their level of engagement with AWS.  APN partners provide solutions that are either hosted on, or integrated with the AWS platform.  The partner program provides additional support in building, managing and marketing integrated solutions with AWS. 

EdgeConneX offers connectivity to AWS Direct Connect in our Portland Edge Data Center.  With AWS Direct Connect, companies in the Pacific Northwest can connect their IT infrastructure directly to Amazon Web Services, establishing a private connection to the cloud that can reduce costs, increase performance and provide a more consistent network experience.  APN certification by AWS aligns EdgeConneX with other leading global data center providers enabling customers to take advantage of the AWS cloud.  

Open-IX OIX-2 Certification is a best-in-class and first ever global certification for data centers desiring to serve as points of network interconnection. OIX-2 Certification sets a minimum level of service, SLA and engineering for data centers. OIX-2 was developed by a broad consensus of world-class data center managers, engineers and their customers. It sets the standard for massive-scale interconnection supporting facility performance, resiliency and reliability for all that need to be able to reliably interconnect networks.

At EdgeConneX, we encourage and enable cost-effective local interconnections and open peering between our customers and we strive to meet Open-IX standards and compliance in our national portfolio of Edge Data Centers.

Open-IX Locations

The following Edge Data Centers have received
Open-IX Data Center OIX2 Certification:

OIXA Certified
Houston: 1510 Primewest PKWY, Katy, TX 77449
OIXA Certified
23245 NW Evergreen Parkway - Building C, Suite C-300, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Interconnection Services


Fiber Cross Connect  MRC NRC
EdgeConneX customers connecting within EDC $100 $200

Founding OIX Customer Advisory
Board Members

Jay R. Sjoholm, Cox Communications

Peter Cohen, Netflix

Dan Stoll, Integra


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