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Press Release -- January 26th, 2010
Source: Telecity Group
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, Expansion

World’s largest internet hub AMS-IX doubles its connection capacity at TelecityGroup

AMS-IX Internet traffic to reach 1200 Gbps (or 1.2 Tbps) at TelecityGroup data centre

Internet Exchange AMS-IX has doubled its connection capacity at TelecityGroup’s South East data centre in Amsterdam. The expansion was necessary in order to support the 60 per cent growth in internet traffic which AMS-IX forecasts will flow through its platform in 2010. Thanks to an additional redundant MLX-32 ethernet access switch there are now 10 gigabit ports available for new clients and for expansion by existing TelecityGroup customers.

With a peak of 300 Gb per second, TelecityGroup’s Amsterdam South East data centre processes the largest amount of internet traffic of the seven data centres in Amsterdam with direct AMS-IX connection points. As a result of this expansion AMS-IX internet traffic at TelecityGroup can grow to approximately 1,200 Gb per second.

The relationship between TelecityGroup and AMS-IX dates back to 2000 when AMS-IX chose TelecityGroup’s South East data centre to accommodate its second core switch. AMS-IX General Manager Job Witteman: “From our very first contact with TelecityGroup they showed themselves to have a market approach that matched our own, and collaboration between us has always been very productive. With the continuing growth in internet traffic and the increasing importance of internet availability, it is important that we at AMS-IX can rely on an organisation such as TelecityGroup to support our expansion. TelecityGroup does not compromise when it comes to quality and they have been an extremely reliable partner for the last ten years. This reliability helps underpin the growth of the internet.”

Alexandra Schless, Managing Director TelecityGroup Netherlands: “Internet Exchanges such as AMS-IX and carrier neutral data centres like ours are the very heart of the internet. Only by working closely together can we provide a platform for the growth in internet communications. In recent years AMS-IX has become the largest Internet Exchange in the world due to its ongoing commitment to innovation. We are proud of our contribution to this effort, and we look forward to supporting the ongoing growth of the internet with them.”

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