NL-ix established PoP in EdgeConneX's Amsterdam facility

19 April 2017 | James Pearce

NL-ix has established a new point of presence (PoP) in EdgeConneX’s global data centre in Amsterdam.

The new PoP is located in the Amsterdam Edge Data Center, a 5,780sqm facility located within 24km of downtown Amsterdam. It will give NL-ix customers access to its suite of local, regional and pan-European transport, routing and cloud connect services.

Networks connected to the Amsterdam EDC include euNetworks, Hibernia, Interoute, Level 3, Liberty Global, TeliaSonera and Zayo, according to EdgeConneX, with interconnection services available, including fibre and copper.

Capabilities in the data centre include 20+kW per cabinet and 6kW+ per square metres. It was purpose-built to connect with cloud services in the Netherlands, and was the first European Edge data centre when it was launched in January 2016. 

“The Amsterdam EDC is precisely located to serve customers such as NL-ix and is able to provide local peering facilities that offer low-latency data delivery with improved quality of service and increased security,” said Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX.  

“As we expand across Europe, we view IXs as crucial members to our ecosystem development within each of our EDCs.  NL-ix is a perfect fit in our Amsterdam facility and future European markets.”

NL-ix is the fifth largest Internet exchange globally, serving 600 members with peak traffic of 1.7Tbps. It interconnects in 105 data centres in 15 countries across Europe, with 632 connected networks, covering 25 metro areas. It offers a number of services, from interconnection to peering and routing.

“NL-ix is familiar with many providers throughout Europe,” notes Jan Hoogenboom, founder of NL-ix.  “We chose EdgeConneX for its strong content delivery capabilities, cloud and broadband providers, and its proximity to consumer and enterprise customers in Amsterdam.  EdgeConneX adds another dimension to peering at our core via its focus on proximity to providers and end-users.”