AMS-IX USA Expands to San Francisco Bay Area, Opens PoP in Digital Realty’s 365 Main Street Colocation Facility

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, AMS-IX USA Inc., is partnering with global data center provider Digital Realty to establish a Point of Presence (PoP) in Digital Realty’s 365 Main Street colocation facility in San Francisco.

AMS-IX Bay Area builds on the proven business model of AMS-IX in Amsterdam and New York, which, with almost 700 connected parties and a peak Internet traffic rate close to 3 Tb/s, is currently one of the largest Internet connectivity hubs in the world.

Reducing costs 

With the launch of its new PoP, AMS-IX USA brings an affordable, neutral, and distributed Internet Exchange model to the Bay Area, delivering the interconnection market value by providing stable and fast Internet peering services and decreasing complexity and associated costs.

ams-ixBy launching a PoP in Digital Realty’s 365 Main Street data center, this leading colocation facility can now offer additional peering opportunities to its customers, improving the connectivity and reach to their end-users. This partnership also allows companies connecting to AMS-IX Bay Area’s platform the opportunity to locate and/or expand their network presence within a secured and modern interconnection facility in downtown San Francisco.

With the establishment of this Internet Exchange partnership, Digital Realty‘s Bay Area clients can expect to experience reduced latency and transit costs by peering directly with AMS-IX Bay Area.

Internet peering in U.S.

“The expansion of the AMS-IX/Digital Realty relationship from New York to San Francisco further strengthens and expands Digital Realty’s commitment to the Open-IX initiative,” said John Sarkis, General Manager of Colocation and Connectivity, Digital Realty. “We look forward to continuing to provide our clients with the widest possible range of connectivity options.”

The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community derived effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and interconnect in the United States. OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet Exchanges in North America while promoting uniform, cost-efficient standards of performance for interconnections backed by the Internet community.