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Press Release -- November 25th, 2010
Source: Telecity Group
Tags: DWDM, Exchange, Wavelength

TelecityGroup Amstel Business Park awarded the AMS-IX accreditation

TelecityGroup, Europe’s industry-leading provider of premium network independent data centres, has been awarded the ‘AMS-IX certified’ accreditation by the Amsterdam Internet Exchange for its Amstel Business Park data centre.

The certification of Amstel Business Park follows the successful installation of AMS-IX’s first ever extension location in the facility in September 2010. As a result of its application of the latest Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology, the Amstel Business Park facility has already gained the same functionality as seven separate locations with AMS-IX Points of Presence. TelecityGroup’s Amsterdam Zuid-Oost data centre was certified by AMS-IX in April 2010. AMS-IX developed its own accreditation in order to provide an objective evaluation of the various data centres in the Netherlands that offer direct connections to AMS-IX. Due to specific factors to the data centre industry in the Netherlands, such as building density and a facility’s location compared to sea level, international standards such as the American Tier classification are not always appropriate.

Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX: “On 14 September 2010, just one day after the announcement of our extension location at Amstel Business Park, we became the world’s first internet exchange to break the data transport record of one Terabit per second. We would never have reached this milestone without working with TelecityGroup, which has invested heavily in its facilities to ensure the highest levels of security, reliability and quality.. TelecityGroup’s Amstel Business Park is one of the most advanced data centres in Amsterdam, and has succeeded in acquiring our AMS-IX certified data centre certificate with flying colours.”

Alexandra Schless, General Manager of TelecityGroup Netherlands: “We have worked extremely closely with AMS-IX during 2010. We started the year by doubling the connection capacity of Telecity2 in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost and shortly afterwards we received the AMS-IX certificate for that facility. Following the installation of the AMS-IX extension in our Amstel Business Park data centre in September, the AMS-IX accreditation for our newest location is the final reward for all our hard work this year. When breaking through the Terabit barrier, AMS-IX expressed its wish to beat the next data transport record – one Petabit per second. We heartily support this ambitious goal and we look forward to working together further in the coming years to help AMS-IX achieve this.”

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