AMS-IX partners Epsilon for infrastructure outsourcing in North America

16 April 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) has selected Epsilon to provide AMS-IX with infrastructure outsourcing services for its Bay Area and Chicago Internet Exchanges (IXs).

The agreement will enable AMS-IX to focus to its core business activities while benefiting from the scalability and efficiency of a virtual infrastructure model.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with AMS-IX and help it to deliver a flexible, scalable and sustainable peering environment for its peering partners in North America,” said Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO at Epsilon. “Epsilon has its roots in infrastructure and connectivity service management and we’re proud to be solving networking challenges for AMS-IX and creating new value for its partners. We are big supporters of peering globally and our neutral approach is enabling IXPs across the globe to benefit from remote peering and new connectivity models.”

AMS-IX will continue to serve as neutral platform delivering IX peering services with its switching infrastructure and software as well as all support and information tools. Customers will continue to receive the same level of peering services plus the added benefit of ultra-reliable and carrier-grade infrastructure provided by Epsilon in Chicago and the Bay Area.

“AMS-IX was founded 25 years ago to enable the delivery of fast, stable, and cost-effective online experiences for end users,” said Peter van Burgel (pictured), CEO at AMS-IX. “Our work with Epsilon for our Bay Area and Chicago exchanges is another step on this journey and enables us to bring new efficiency to our operations and better serve our North American peering partners. Epsilon has demonstrated its commitment to delivering neutral and high-performance housing and external connectivity that will benefit our customers. I’m happy to see our partnership with Epsilon continue to evolve in Europe, Asia and now North America.”

Epsilon provides on-demands access to AMS-IX IXPs worldwide via its software-defined networking (SDN) platform Infiny and is a partner in AMS-IX’s EasyAccess programme.