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IEEE San Francisco presents the AMS IX.

The Internet and all its applications have almost become part of our senses these days. Many of us feel the need to be online 24 hours a day, being interconnected with your friends, family, colleagues and customers - interconnected with the world at large. This interconnectivity of people is fed by the interconnectivity of the networks they are using, which is the main purpose of AMS-IX.

The Amsterdam Internet Exchange, in short AMS-IX, is one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world. It was founded as a not-for-profit organization by the European Internet community back in the nineteen-nineties. Now interconnecting hundreds of networks by offering professional IP exchange services, also called peering services. Peering enables these connected networks to offer stable, fast and cost-effective Internet services to their end-users and business customers. Peering is what makes the Internet robust and resilient, a network of networks all linked together. 

And it is not limited to fixed data or traditional ISPs, AMS-IX serves a very diverse and unique mix of Internet companies including international carriers, mobile operators, content providers, Voice over IP parties, application providers, hosting companies, tv broadcasters and other related businesses - all unified in one Association: AMS-IX. 

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[Live Statistics]
Members: 357
Ports: 638
Peak: 944.8 Gb/s
Cur: 460.0 Gb/s


AMS-IX News Archive

23 June 2010, IEEE Launches Next Generation of High-Rate Ethernet with New IEEE 802.3ba Standard

IEEE, the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology, today announced the ratification of IEEE 802.3ba 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet, a new standard governing 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Ethernet operations. An amendment to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard, IEEE 802.3ba, the first standard ever to simultaneously specify two new Ethernet speeds, paves the way for the next generation of high-rate server connectivity and core switching. More information on:

23 June 2010, Terremark announces new datacenter build in Amsterdam

Terremark’s European flagship datacenter facility will be called NAP of Amsterdam, which is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of Terremark’s fiscal year 2011. AMS-IX is confident the facility will comply with its datacenter standard and has therefore reached agreement with Terremark to house an access switch to its exchange platform at the facility. More information on:

6 April 2010, Reseller port service available and re-launch AMS-IX Partner Program

AMS-IX renews partner program
Customers can resell AMS-IX ports as part of their own service portfolio

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Upcoming events

IETF78, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 25-30/07/2010

IBC2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 09-14/09/2010

Special AMS-IX General Meeting, 15-01/01/1970

EPF5, Cannes, France, 20-22/09/2010

PICNIC2010, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 22-24/09/2010

RIPE NCC Regional Meeting - Moscow 2010, 29-01/10/2010

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