Established in the early 1990s, AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral, independent and very well-respected Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AMS-IX has over 700 IP networks connected and its business traffic peaks at almost 4 Terabit per second, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the world.
AMS-IX’s Partner Program allows third parties like IX Reach to resell AMS-IX ports anywhere they have infrastructure connected to the Amsterdam-based exchange. The program excelled as it allowed partners to resell lower port capacities, therefore enabling smaller ISPs and networks who may not have had high enough volumes of traffic, or who could financially justify connecting directly, still manage to connect to the exchange and enjoy the benefits and value of peering.
Access switches to the AMS-IX peering platform are located in the following data centres – however, as with all our Internet Exchange partners, through the IX remote peering programme, any IX partner can be reached by connecting your network to any IX Reach PoP.
IX Reach’s virtual interconnection and peering solutions enables network expansion by connecting customers to the IXPs remotely, eliminating the need for extra infrastructure, dealing with contractual and legal issues and different technical teams.