AMS-IX launches IX-as-a-Service

05 July 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) has launched IX-as-a-Service (IXaaS) solution.

The new offering creates a solid digital foundation for growth and innovation.IXaaS is a tailor-made solution to build, maintain and grow an IX offering a cutting-edge IX Platform with all the necessary switching infrastructure to set up a professional and scalable internet exchange.

It also delivers software-defined provisioning and monitoring software allowing rapid provisioning of connections. As well as a secure route server with filtering based on RRDB objects, also on predefined BGP communities, compliant with the latest routing security norms.

“Starting an Internet Exchange requires specific technical and commercial skills. We have 25+ years of experience in the peering industry and are running six successful internet exchanges globally, including one of the largest internet exchanges of the world in Amsterdam, said Aleksandar Mitrov, product manager at AMS-IX. “With IX-as-a-Service, we have packed-up all this operational, technical and commercial knowledge into a single service, which we offer to organisations who want to strengthen their digital ecosystem by starting an Internet Exchange.”

It also features a customer portal with self-service and S-Flow statistics, plus first and/or second line technical support by highly trained professionals available 24/7 and next-gen firewalls provide enterprise grade security.

“This has been recognised by many organisations. AMS-IX has recently partnered with Batelco, the leading provider of digital solutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain, to start a neutral internet exchange platform named Manama-IX (MN-IX) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region,” said Mitrov.

“The introduction of Manama-IX is in line with our commitment to support Bahrain’s vision for the Kingdom as a key digital hub in the region," added Adel Al-Daylami, chief global business officer, Batelco. "Our goal is to develop Manama-IX into a leading internet hub in the MENA region and this can be achieved through our partnership with a global experienced partner like AMS-IX, who will accelerate the delivery of our objective by deploying a scalable, managed internet exchange operated by them.”