AMS-IX NY awarded Open-IX certification

AMS-IX NY awarded Open-IX certification

The AMS-IX New York facility has received IXP Open-IX certification for the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.

Following its launch in November last year, the certification from the Open-IX Association secures AMS-IX NY as one of the first OIX-qualified neutral and distributed internet exchanges in North America.

“This certification underlines our expertise and track record in building and deploying neutral internet exchanges,” said Job Witteman, CEO at AMS-IX. “By meeting the OIX Standards, we expect to quickly increase our US customer base, and therefore increase the value of the exchange.”

In order to receive the certification, AMS-IX had to meet a number of technical requirements, including neutrality, openness, service offering, infrastructure and operations.

The company was also required to provide customer feedback via an advisory board, headed by CEO and founder of 6connect, Aaron Hughes, who pledged his support of the exchange.

“That Aaron is willing to support us by being part of AMS-IX New York's customer advisory board is greatly appreciated,” Witteman said.

“This certification also acts as a first step for expansion of AMS-IX USA to other US metropolitan areas.”

AMS-IX announced IX Reach as its first reseller of the New York exchange in January this year, and earlier this week service provider Aicent increased its IPX peering connection at the exchange.

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