AMS-IX to locate PoP and core node in Equinix data centers to enable expansion and improve connectivity between leading networks
Equinix Inc. (EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that it will significantly expand its operational relationship with the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), one of the world’s largest single metro area Internet exchanges.
AMS-IX will establish a customer PoP in Equinix’s new 17,800 square meter AM3 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in the Amsterdam Science Park, scheduled to open in Q3 2012. The Amsterdam Science Park, where AMS-IX was established almost twenty years ago, is one of the most densely networked points in Europe and home to more than 200 leading Internet companies. The new Point of Presence (PoP) in AM3 will enable customers to interconnect and peer with AMS-IX’s community of diverse Internet Service Providers, telecommunications carriers, mobile operators, content platforms, social media organizations and other high-quality traffic exchange participants, thereby increasing reliability, improving performance and reducing costs.
In addition, AMS-IX will deploy a new AMS-IX core node at the existing Equinix AM1/AM2 data center campus in Amsterdam. The new core node will alleviate existing core sites in the busy Amsterdam area by keeping AMS-IX traffic local while providing ample space for expansion in the fast-growing Cloud and Content industries. This will also improve the scalability of the AMS-IX platform and enhance traffic performance for both AMS-IX and Equinix customers.
“These moves broaden and deepen our long-running relationship with Equinix, which focuses on network aggregation and interconnection to drive efficiency for our customers,” said Job Witteman, AMS-IX CEO. “Equinix’s new data center is located in the infrastructure-dense Amsterdam Science Park, which houses an exceptional concentration of IP and transport networks and fiber solutions, making it one of Europe’s key interconnection hotspots. Investing in new infrastructure both here and in the existing Equinix data center campus will enable the Amsterdam area to further develop and attract businesses that want to exchange data and optimise connectivity.”
“We believe these new agreements will be regarded as extremely good news by connectivity providers and their customers, in particular cloud and content businesses,” said Michiel Eielts, managing director for Equinix Netherlands. “The AMS-IX deployments will improve traffic efficiency and performance while also providing additional space for customer growth in one of the most dynamic, fast-growing and network-rich locations in continental Europe.”
AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, since the early 1990s. AMS-IX has over 500 Interconnected IP networks and a traffic peak of over 1.6 Terabit per second, making it one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world. The AMS-IX platform provides a professional, high quality, non-blocking peering service for all types of IP traffic, be it regular IP data such as e-mail or web content, or video/TV and voice. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX). http://www.ams-ix.net
Equinix, Inc. (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 900 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.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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