WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT, news, filings), a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenant wholesale data centers, today announced that AMS-IX USA Inc., a subsidiary of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), has expanded its relationship with DFT by executing a Letter of Intent (LOI) to build and operate an AMS-IX Chicago Point-of-Presence (PoP) in DFT's Chicago 2 (CH2) data center. Expected to be live in the third quarter of 2015, CH2 will be the only location in the Chicago suburbs to offer this service.
The addition of AMS-IX Chicago in DFT's CH2 data center will provide DFT customers with the ability to exchange their IP traffic with other members on the distributed exchange in a stable, fast and cost-effective manner. AMS-IX Chicago builds on the neutral, member-owned and distributed principle of AMS-IX, which is the world's largest Internet Exchange with more than 700 connected members and a peak Internet traffic rate close to 3.5 Tb/s.
"AMS-IX was considering a location outside of downtown Chicago, and we are pleased that they selected DFT, providing our customers peering options previously not available to them," said Vinay Nagpal, DFT's Director of Carrier Relations. "DFT's customers at our existing CH1 data center and our new CH2 data center will be able to connect to the AMS-IX Chicago node using DFT's underground conduit system and dark fiber."
"DFT has proven to be a great partner for AMS-IX by facilitating easy and cost-effective interconnection for its customers to connect to the AMS-IX New York deployed at DFT's New Jersey data center," said Job Witteman, AMS-IX's Chief Executive Officer. "We are pleased to expand our relationship with DFT and look forward to a successful partnership in Chicago."
AMS-IX's subsidiary AMS-IX USA Inc. has established distributed Internet Exchanges in New York/New Jersey, the Bay Area and Chicago. AMS-IX, based in Amsterdam, also deploys international Internet Exchanges in Hong Kong, Caribbean and East Africa.
About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenant wholesale data centers. The Company's facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company's customers outsource their mission-critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company's 11 data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.75 million gross square feet and 240 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.dft.com
About AMS-IX Chicago
AMS-IX Chicago is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange, soon to be distributed across three data centers in Chicago, IL, U.S. This platform is modeled after AMS-IX in Amsterdam, providing a professional, high-quality, non-blocking peering service for all types of IP traffic, from regular IP data to Voice over IP, mobile Internet traffic and video.
AMS-IX Chicago is the third deployment of AMS-IX USA Inc., following on from AMS-IX New York and AMS-IX Bay Area. AMS-IX USA Inc. is a subsidiary of AMS-IX in Amsterdam. Founded in 1997, AMS-IX is the world's leading Internet Exchange interconnecting over 700 unique IP networks from around the globe. Additionally, AMS-IX 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). For more information, visit chi.ams-ix.net.
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