AMS-IX

AMS-IX welcomes Microsoft Azure Peering to its cloud portfolio

26 November 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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Interconnection platform AMS-IX has added Microsoft Azure Peering Service to its Cloud portfolio.

This means enterprises and other organisations connected to AMS-IX are set to benefit from “high-quality connectivity” to Microsoft cloud services, according to the company.

Azure Peering service is a layer 2 networking solution designed for enterprises who want to connect to Microsoft cloud services like Azure and Microsoft 365.

AMS-IX users who use Microsoft Azure Peering Service will connect directly to the Global Microsoft Network via a port on the AMS-IX platform.

“We are very pleased to add this new service to our cloud portfolio and see it as a great addition for our enterprise base,” said AMS-IX CEO Peter van Burgel.

“Microsoft Azure Peering Services is very cost-effective since it allows you to enhance the quality of your Microsoft services via a public connection. Especially enterprises with a distributed network design will benefit greatly from MAPS.”

The company said that their traffic will be prioritised on the Global Microsoft Network and will be routed to the nearest Edge PoP on the Microsoft Network. 

Yves Pitsch, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft said, “Microsoft welcomes AMS-IX’s participation as a partner for Microsoft Azure Peering Service.

“The Azure Peering Service will optimize latency and maximize the performance for enterprises that connect to Microsoft’s services, supporting customers with a variety of work styles and locations.”