AMS-IX’s EasyAccess expands from 25 to more than 175 locations
AMS-IX has announced the upgrade of its EasyAccess service from its initial 25 locations to 175.
In addition to the 14 colocations in the Amsterdam metro area, where AMS-IX has its point of presence (PoP), these EasyAccess sites have been enabled in cooperation with existing partners and customers.
“The goal of our EasyAccess service is to remove barriers to connect to AMS-IX Amsterdam and make it as easy as possible for our customers to connect to us remotely from more then 175 locations,” said Aleksandar Mitrov, product manager at AMS-IX.
The service bundles international connectivity and the AMS-IX peering port into one pre-negotiated, cost-efficient and robust package.
EasyAccess offers a cost-effective connection to AMS-IX, combined with transport through a trusted third-party carrier network. On top of that, there is one contract and one dedicated AMS-IX contact person.
Mitrov explained: “During the initial launch of EasyAccess last April, AMS-IX enabled 25 data centres outside of the Amsterdam metro area in the Netherlands. Our new proposition was received very positively by many new customers and data centres. That is why we have upgraded EasyAccess with an additional 150 data centres making EasyAccess available in large parts of western Europe.”
AMS-IX has peak traffic of 5.5Tbps and it interconnects more than 900 IP networks, making it one of the largest internet exchanges in the world. It also manages the world’s first mobile peering points: the Global Roaming Exchange (GRX), the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) interconnection points.
AMS-IX also manages internet exchanges in Hong Kong, India and Curaçao. A subsidiary manages AMS-IX Bay in the US.