Akamai connects into AMS-IX New York exchange

12 June 2014 | Kavit Majithia


Internet exchange company AMS-IX has announced that Akamai has become the latest member partner in its New York facility.

The development builds on Akamai’s connections into AMS-IX internet exchanges in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Curacao.

AMS-IX said the move will help Akamai optimise its services in the New York and New Jersey area, and claims it is Akamai’s first live connection into an Open-IX certified exchange in New York.

“It is great to welcome Akamai to AMS-IX New York. Akamai has been a longstanding member and customer of AMS-IX and it is very valuable to us and other connected parties that they are selecting our exchange in New York/New Jersey to expand in the US market,” said Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX.

The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an internet initiative designed to improve the landscape of internet peering and interconnection in the US.

OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed internet exchanges in North America and promotes uniform, cost-efficient standards of performance for interconnections backed by the internet community.

“We have great experiences working with AMS-IX in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean and are confident to find the same service levels in the US,” added Martin Hannigan, director networks and data centre architecture at Akamai.

Akamai announced a similar connection into DE-CIX’s internet exchange in New York at ITW 2014.