AMS-IX Hongkong Welcomes Alibaba Cloud as Connected Member

The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) has welcomed Alibaba Cloud as one of its connected members AMS-IX Hong Kong (AMS-IX HK). The Internet exchange platform jointly developed by HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) and AMS-IX in 2012, hosts one of the leading public peering interconnection platforms where members exchange a considerable amount of IP-traffic.

This addition of Alibaba Cloud would enable AMS-IX HK members, including over-the-top (OTT) providers, Internet content providers, Internet service providers, content delivery networks (CDNs), public cloud providers and digital media providers, as well as gaming companies, to access routes and content from Alibaba Cloud through private or public peering. AMS-IX HK would offer a carrier-grade level exchange platform to its users.

Alibaba Cloud comes on top of the other existing members such as Akamai, Amazon, Cloudflare, DoCoMo Pacific, Google, Microsoft, Riot Games, and Twitter.

Peering in Hongkong

Peering at AMS-IX HK will also help exchange members improve the performance and expansion of their networks in a cost-effective manner, allowing them to have low latency and improved online experiences for their end-users. AMS-IX HK also aims to provide their customers with updated, creative, and tailor-made solutions to stay ahead in this dynamic market climate, thanks to the combined efforts of HGC and AMS-IX.

Photo Onno Bos, Sales Director of AMS-IX
“Alibaba Cloud connecting to the exchange will not only enhance their connectivity, but it also enables existing customers on the Hong Kong platform to connect to global destinations,” said Onno Bos, Sales Director of AMS-IX.

“Our exchange in Hong Kong has seen remarkable growth last year in traffic and in the number of connected networks,” said Onno Bos, Sales Director of AMS-IX. “Alibaba Cloud connecting to the exchange will not only enhance their connectivity, but it also enables existing customers on the Hong Kong platform to connect to global destinations.

“We are thrilled to have broadened our AMS-IX Internet Exchange portfolio further with Alibaba Cloud. As a result of the growing number of connected parties, AMS-IX Hong Kong reached a new traffic peak of 82.42 Gbps with a total connected capacity of 545 Gbps as of May 2021,” said Cliff Tam, Vice President – Global Data Strategy, International Business of HGC. “Users in Asia can access extensive local and international internet networks via a single platform with a capacity of up to 100Gbps to cope with the skyrocketed internet usage. In the time ahead, AMS-IX HK will continue to deliver comprehensive Internet Exchange peering services, as well as to boost regional Internet traffic and develop Hong Kong into a major Internet Exchange hub in APAC, serving potential partners in Australia, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, et cetera.”

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