100Gbit/s capacity node to be established in new 6,400 m2 Equinix data center
AMSTERDAM – January 30, 2012 – Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, today announced that NL-ix, one of the world’s leading Internet Exchanges, is to establish a ‘super-core-site’ with up to 100 Gbit/s port-capacity in the new 6,400 square metre AM3 facility, Equinix’s latest International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center.
The new node will improve the scalability of the NL-ix platform and enhance traffic performance for both NL-ix and Equinix customers, enabling them to peer across the NL-ix infrastructure to increase reliability, improve performance and reduce costs.
Scheduled for completion in Q3 2012, the AM3 facility is located in Amsterdam Science Park which, with over 250 networks, is one of the highest-density network zones in continental Europe. To accommodate significant traffic levels and peering opportunities, NL-ix plans to establish a ‘super-core-site’ in the Equinix IBX data center. The majority of NL-ix’s 43 sites in the Netherlands are access sites, offering 100 Mbit/s and 1 Gbit/s connections. There are also 24 ‘core sites’ equipped with Brocade MLX switches and interconnected with multiple dark fibers and multiple 10 Gbit/s connections. Of these 24 core sites there are currently two ‘super-core-sites’ which connect all the core-nodes and handle the majority of NL-ix traffic via these 100Gbit/s-capable switches. The AM3 facility will house a third ‘super-core-site.’
“The new Equinix data center is strategically located in one of the highest-density network zones in continental Europe, so it makes a great deal of sense to establish a high-capacity node in this state-of-the-art facility,” said Jan Hoogenboom, NL-ix CEO. “All of our members, as well as Equinix’s extensive customer base, stand to benefit substantially from the new node.”
“Hosting an NL-ix super-core-node gives our new facility an excellent head start where connectivity providers and their customers are concerned,” said Equinix Netherlands Managing Director Michiel Eielts. “Combined with the dynamic network, cloud and content ecosystems at work in Platform EquinixÔ, the new AM3 facility will be well placed to enable customer growth in one of Europe’s most dynamic, fast-growing and network-rich locations.”
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 680 network service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://www.equinix.com
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