02 March 2018

A simple and robust solution for protecting critical infrastructures against DDoS attacks

Blog by Henk Steenman, CTO AMS-IX

In a digitally connected country such as the Netherlands, Internet connectivity is essential to consumers as well as the business community. As Technical Director of the AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), I find it unacceptable that the recent DDoS attacks of late January…

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26 February 2018

Increasing demand for 100GE ports and record GRX peak traffic

2017 was an eventful year for AMS-IX. We expanded our footprint in the Amsterdam Metro area by adding two new POP’s. Internationally, we expanded to India by launching an Internet Exchange in Mumbai. With this latest addition, AMS-IX is now running seven Internet Exchanges around the world, connecting over…

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22 February 2018

Stepping up the game in Amsterdam: Doubling the backbone capacity in only 4 hours

Blog by Stavros Konstantaras, Network Engineer at AMS-IX

How long does it take for an organisation to expand the capacity of the backbone links in order to respond to fast bandwidth growth? How much work is involved to complete such a task? In this blog, we will…

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01 February 2018

Peter van Burgel appointed as CEO of AMS-IX

Peter van Burgel has been appointed as new CEO of the world’s largest Internet Exchange AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) with immediate effect. He succeeds Job Witteman who stepped down from his position in October last year, after having successfully grown AMS-IX into the world leading role that it now occupies…

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12 December 2017

AMS-IX Chicago: From 10 to 70 Gbps peak traffic in one and a half years

Blog by Phil Matte

Time moves swiftly and transportation has always been in the hearts and on the minds of the people of Chicago, “The City of Broad Shoulders”. Arguably, it can be tracked back to the early foundations of the city which started with the construction of…

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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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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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18 May 2016

AMS-IX USA Inc. to Host MORE-IP U.S. 2016

Second Annual Event Whose Theme is “Peering Into the Future” to Take Place in Chicago on June 16, 2016

AMS-IX USA Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of AMS-IX today announces it will host MORE-IP U.S. 2016 at Venue SIX10 in Chicago on June 16, 2016. The second…

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10 May 2016

Verizon Digital Media Services Expands Network into Additional AMS-IX Internet Exchanges

AMS-IX and Verizon Digital Media Services have announced an agreement to expand Verizon Digital Media Services’ presence from the AMS-IX platform in Amsterdam to all AMS-IX Internet Exchanges in markets where Verizon Digital Media Services already has a presence, beginning with AMS-IX Hong Kong.

“Our partnership with AMS-IX…

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26 January 2016

AMS-IX & Megaport: A Partnership for Next-Level Interconnection Services

On January 14th, AMS-IX and Megaport announced that they signed an alliance agreement. Both parties are connecting fabrics and partnering in metros where they have common footprints. The cloud interconnection service of Megaport will be available at the AMS-IX Internet Exchanges, while Megaport will offer the AMS-IX Internet Exchange…

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14 January 2016

Megaport and AMS-IX Partner to Provide Global SDN-Enabled Elastic Interconnection and Internet Exchange Service

Partnership creates robust interconnection platforms globally that allows multi-cloud connectivity, peering and elastic API-driven capacity ordering.

Software-based elastic interconnectivity provider, Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1) (Megaport) today announced its US subsidiary has signed an alliance agreement to become the exclusive global elastic cloud interconnection partner for Amsterdam Internet Exchange, B.V…

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04 December 2015

Sylvie LaPerrière of Google Reappointed to Second Term on the AMS-IX Board

Sylvie LaPerrière, Manager Interconnection and Network Content Distribution at Google, has now entered her second three-year term as a member of the AMS-IX Executive Board. Members of the AMS-IX Association have re-elected Sylvie at the 43rd General Meeting today.

In a first reaction on her re-election, she says: “I…

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01 July 2015

AMS-IX Bay Area Extends to Hurricane Electric’s Fremont 2 Data Center

Newest Point-of-Presence will allow customers of Hurricane Electric to improve performance and lower latency through fast and reliable peering services

AMS-IX USA Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), and Hurricane Electric, a leading carrier neutral colocation provider, today announced that AMS-IX Bay Area

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