News

09 August 2017

Dedicated 100Gbps ports are now available at AMS-IX Hong Kong to cope with increasing Internet traffic

AMS-IX Hong Kong, a collaboration between Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) and AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), today announced that users will now be able to connect with the Internet Exchange via dedicated ports with a capacity of 100Gbps.

AMS-IX Hong Kong has upgraded the platform to cope with an…

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04 August 2017

A new era for AMS-IX: founder and CEO Job Witteman leaves the company

After 17.5 years, Job Witteman will leave AMS-IX as of October 1st. Job Witteman, who was the founder of the world's largest internet exchange, will leave at the peak of development of the company, which again achieved 30% growth over the last year. The company also achieved a…

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28 June 2017

AMS-IX U.S. expands their footprint with connectivity of 130 PacketFabric locations

U.S. coast to coast coverage now available.

AMSTERDAM, 28 JUNE 2017 – AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), one of the largest global internet exchanges, and PacketFabric, the highly scalable network-as-a-service platform and a member of the Nantworks ecosystem of companies, announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU)…

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18 April 2017

Yearly customers and members survey results are in: AMS-IX scores an 8.4!

Each year, we conduct a survey amongst our members and customers to assess their satisfaction level with regard to AMS-IX. This year’s respondents were of more diverse nationalities than the previous years. This is in line with the increasingly international character of AMS-IX.

The overall performance score awarded by…

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10 April 2017

The Datacenter Group Amsterdam to become new AMS-IX location

The Datacenter Group (TDCG) is to become a new PoP (Point of Presence) for AMS-IX, the world's leading Internet Exchange. As a result of this expansion, AMS-IX will offer its customers additional diversity in the area of Data Centre space.

Growing demand of network capacity
During a festive…

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22 March 2017

AMS-IX's 13th Point of Presence in Metro Amsterdam

Digital Realty’s Amsterdam Data Tower becomes 13th point of presence for AMS-IX in metro Amsterdam. 

Digital Realty announced that its Amsterdam Data Tower in the Science Park will host the 13th AMS-IX Point Of Presence (POP) within Amsterdam. This will provide unprecedented density, speed and…

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13 March 2017

First Implementation of the Brocade SLX 9850 Switch Hardware

In September 2016, I wrote about the replacement of the AMS-IX Amsterdam network’s core switches. At the time, I mentioned that we had selected the Brocade SLX 9850, expecting to begin implementation in Q4 of 2016. We managed to migrate one of the four main core switches from MLXe-32…

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22 February 2017

AMS-IX appoints Jesse Robbers as CCO

AMS-IX has appointed Jesse Robbers as Chief Commercial Officer. Robbers arrives at AMS-IX at an exciting time: the Internet Exchange recently saw the number of connected networks increase to more than 800. Prior to joining AMS-IX, he held the position of Technical Director Benelux at Ericsson Broadcast & Media Services. He…

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06 February 2017

AMS-IX and Sify launch Carrier-Neutral Internet Exchange in Mumbai

New Internet Exchange Aims to Accelerate Internet Growth Throughout India.

AMS-IX and Sify today announced the launch of AMS-IX India, a carrier-neutral, open Internet Exchange (IX) in Mumbai, India.

“India is one of the world’s fastest growing internet markets,” explains Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX…

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26 January 2017

Continuous growth for AMS-IX

New milestones indicate ongoing growth of Amsterdam-based platform

AMS-IX reflects back on another year of growth. The Internet Exchange saw the number of connected networks increase to more than 800 (compared to 750 in 2015). Furthermore, AMS-IX added 5.4 Tbps new capacity to its platform. This is an annual…

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10 January 2017

New Gold and Silver Partners of AMS-IX

We are pleased to announce EvoSwitch, Equinix, RETN and Console as our best performing resellers of 2016.
With 98 new parties joining AMS-IX in 2016, more than 800 networks are now connected at our exchange in Amsterdam. We would not have achieved this milestone without the contribution of our

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08 December 2016

AMS-IX Announces Port Price Reductions

10GE & 100GE port prices at AMS-IX in Amsterdam drop by 5%

AMS-IX will decrease the monthly pricing for the 10GE and 100GE customer ports at the Amsterdam platform as of January 1st, 2017. Efficiency improvements, good supplier relations and economies of scale enable AMS-IX to reduce these…

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25 November 2016

AMS-IX selects the PATCH MANAGER Cable and Asset Management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Solution

AMS-IX selects the PATCH MANAGER Cable and Asset Management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Solution to manage their physical layer network infrastructure.

AMS-IX deploys a state-of-the-art high performance network infrastructure and to date has relied on a home-grown physical layer management system called PhysicalXML.

PATCH MANAGER is a leading Cable and…

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21 November 2016

AMS-IX breaks through 5 Terabits per second ceiling

New peak in internet traffic shows growth of 19% compared to end 2015

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) broke through the 5 Terabits per second (Tbps) ceiling on November 20 at around 8:30 PM. Several factors are behind this new record in peak internet traffic, one of which…

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07 November 2016

Update: GM46 to take place on December 20

The 46th GM & Community Meeting will be held on December 20, 2017 at our office in Amsterdam City Centre. For those members who cannot attend the GM we also provide a webcast of this meeting. The link to the webcast is available on the same day of the meeting

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