AMS-IX Partnership Focuses On Amsterdam As Interconnection Hub
Amsterdam, 27 January 2015 – EvoSwitch, a leading provider of sustainable and innovative carrier- and cloud-neutral data center services, today announced that the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) has awarded EvoSwitch with Gold Partner Status for the second year running. The highest tier status is reserved for its most successful partners that connect ISPs, Content and Cloud Providers, and other Internet related parties to the Exchange. EvoSwitch colocates part of the AMS-IX network infrastructure at its AMS1 data center in the Greater Amsterdam region, where customers can connect to around 700 AMS-IX-connected networks from all over the world.
AMS-IX revamped its Partner Program in 2013 introducing a tiered status for partners while leveraging co-marketing to promote both the partners as well as Amsterdam as a hub for interconnection on the public Internet.
Mark Cooper, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of AMS-IX: “Our partners play an important part in the growth of AMS-IX. Last year, 74% of our new customers joined us via a partner, compared to 68% in 2013. We were the first Internet Exchange in the world to introduce a partner program, making them an integral part of our strategy. EvoSwitch has proven to be a solid and committed partner, and we look forward to continuing our mutual success in 2015.”
“We are of course very pleased with our renewed AMS-IX partner status,” adds Eric Boonstra, Managing Director of EvoSwitch. “They provide great value to our customers that need low-latency connectivity to the Internet. As we see our customer mix evolve from Internet-centric to include providers and buyers of Cloud services, we expect to see AMS-IX lead in providing a platform of neutral, distributed connectivity services which not only benefits our customers, but Amsterdam as a region for international organizations to come and build and interconnect their global or regional Cloud platforms.”
AMS-IX introduced its partner program in response to a growing demand from parties worldwide, wanting to connect to AMS-IX. Since the introduction, AMS-IX has welcomed customers from all over the world. AMS-IX Partners who are colocation providers or network service providers, play an important part in connecting these customers.
AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral, independent and distributed Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. AMS-IX interconnects around 700 IP networks and its business traffic has a peak of more than 3 Terabit per second, making it the largest Internet Exchange 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 email or web content, to also video/TV, voice and cloud services. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering points worldwide: the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX), the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX). AMS-IX deploys three other Internet Exchanges abroad: AMS-IX Hong Kong in the Asia Pacific region, AMS-IX Caribbean based in Curaçao and the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange Point in Mombasa, Kenya. AMS-IX’s counterpart AMS-IX USA Inc. deploys AMS-IX Bay Area, AMS-IX Chicago and AMS-IX New York in the United States. For more information about AMS-IX please visit: www.ams-ix.net
EvoSwitch is a leading provider of secure and hyper-connected carrier- and cloud-neutral data center services. With sustainable data centers at the internet’s major global hubs, EvoSwitch is home to the world’s leading content and network providers. EvoSwitch puts a strong focus on market development inside its data centers, creating tangible value for customers and partners alike. For more information, please visit www.evoswitch.com.
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