Internet Exchange AMS-IX U.S. Expands Its Footprint With Connectivity of 130 PacketFabric Locations

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The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), one of the world’s largest Internet exchanges, has partnered with PacketFabric – a scalable network-as-a-service platform – to interconnect their respective services. This initiative would allow the AMS-IX Internet Exchanges (IXs) in the Bay Area, Chicago and New York to utilize PacketFabric’s network technology solution, enabling accessibility to AMS-IX from an additional 130 locations on top of the existing connectivity methods.

ams-ixLeveraging an entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric facilitates coast-to-coast connectivity between 130 premier colocation facilities across 13 U.S. markets, and enables scalable network deployment via its advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal.

Following the technical implementation set for August 2017, all existing and new customers will gain the ability to access AMS-IX Bay Area, Chicago and New York through PacketFabric’s 130 locations across the continental United States.

“AMS-IX has the strategic intent to further grow our presence in the United States,” said Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “Working together and integrating our services with PacketFabric allows customers to interconnect virtually with AMS-IX through a single connection, which is beneficial to our customers as well as to PacketFabric and AMS-IX. Everyone gets the best of all worlds.”

The AMS-IX platform offers IP interconnection and peering services of guaranteed quality for all types of IP traffic, whether they’ll be traditional data, Voice-over-IP, mobile traffic, or video. Networks would be enables to provide their end-users, including both consumers and businesses, with “stable, fast, and cost-efficient” Internet services through peering.

“AMS-IX is a high-quality Internet exchange, and we’re very excited to partner with them. Now PacketFabric customers can easily take advantage of all AMS-IX Internet exchange services,” said William Charnock, CEO of PacketFabric. “At the same time, PacketFabric gives AMS-IX a much broader footprint without having to invest in their own infrastructure.”