Interxion Partners with AMS-IX, the World’s Largest Single Metro Area Internet Exchange

May 9, 2009
May 9, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Interxion, a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centres, and the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), the world’s largest single metro area Internet exchange, today announced a partnership agreement that will extend the AMS-IX exchange infrastructure into Interxion’s recently expanded AMS5 data centre. The agreement will allow Interxion’s Amsterdam customers to reduce latency and transit costs by peering directly across the AMS-IX switch, while AMS-IX members will be able to expand their applications infrastructure in the security of Interxion’s 4,500m2 facility. AMS-IX has scheduled the installation of the switch at the end of Q2 and will start provisioning new connections in Q3. The agreement was signed in Amsterdam today at RIPE 58, an international internet forum which is sponsored by both Interxion and AMS-IX.

Located in Amsterdam, AMS-IX is a non-profit, neutral and independent Internet exchange that currently connects over 300 international parties. AMS-IX provides high value, quality peering services, and is the largest European Internet Exchange measured by traffic volume and the 15th European Internet exchange to locate in one of Interxion’s 24 European data centres. As a result of the agreement, AMS-IX members can now join Interxion’s pan-European community of over 500 connected carriers and ISPs.

“Despite the current economic climate, levels of internet traffic continue to rise, so our members need to enhance their connectivity and expand their infrastructure,” said Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. "Interxion is home to a vibrant community which includes many of Europe’s leading carriers and ISPs, and its Amsterdam facility can provide world-class data centre infrastructure and services, making it the perfect partner from the point view of both the exchange and its members.”

"Partnering with AMS-IX brings benefits both to our customers and to theirs,” said Michel van den Assem, Interxion Netherlands Managing Director. "At Interxion, AMS-IX members can build out secure, serviced network and content delivery infrastructure as needed, and Interxion customers can gain improvements in quality and cost-effectiveness by peering directly at AMS-IX.”

Interxion is a leading European provider of carrier-neutral data centres. Headquartered in Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands, Interxion serves its customers from 24 carrier-neutral data centres located in 13 cities across 11 European countries. Interxion serves network and carrier-based, hosting and enterprise customers who require professionally managed and strictly controlled physical environments within which to operate mission-critical applications and computer systems. Interxion’s data centres offer cost-effective and fast access to multiple local and global communication networks.

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral and independent Internet exchange providing services since the early 1990s. AMS-IX is one of the largest Internet hubs worldwide. More than 300 Internet-facing networks come together in Amsterdam from all over the world to exchange Internet traffic. The AMS-IX platform provides professional, high quality, non-blocking peering services for Internet traffic with a diverse profile be it regular IP data such as e-mail but also video/TV, as well as voice. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX).

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