AMS-IX selects Zayo as fibre provider in US

23 January 2014 | Kavit Majithia


AMS-IX USA has selected Zayo to supply fibre connectivity between multiple data centres in the US, where the internet exchange company operates its peering platform.

AMS-IX’s US exchange model builds on its success in Europe and launched in November last year. The development allows for multiple ISPs, content owners, cloud companies and other internet related businesses to efficiently and cost-effectively interconnect via an open peering fabric.

“Providing connectivity for AMS-IX New York’s initial deployment brings the ease of the European peering model to our customers in the US,” said Max Clauson, VP of IP Services at Zayo Group.

Zayo will provide dark fibre and layer-2 connectivity for internet exchange customers using numerous data centres in New York. Zayo’s fibre network is designed to allow AMS-IX New York to have direct traffic flow of traffic between major PoPs, with few network hops supporting faster transportation of data.

“Zayo’s extensive network reach, especially into major data centres, made the provider our first choice to deliver interconnectivity between AMS-IX New York’s PoPs,” added Henk Steenman, CTO at AMS-IX. “The scalability of the dark fibre product enables Zayo to meet our needs as the exchange develops.”

The Netherlands-based company said it plans to deploy distributed internet exchanges in the Chicago and Silicon Valley markets in Q1 and Q2 2014.