Amsterdam, 13 July 2021 – AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), one of the world’s largest internet hubs, is expanding its data center footprint in the Netherlands with a Point of Presence in Smartdc Rotterdam. It is the first time in the history of the organization that AMS-IX adds PoPs outside the Amsterdam metro area to the exchange in Amsterdam.
According to the governmental body of the Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area, these expansions of AMS-IX are a great stimulus for the establishment of tech and enterprise companies in the region. Through AMS-IX, companies have direct connections with a multitude of networks regionally and globally and can therefore guarantee the high quality and efficiency of digital services to be delivered. Many applications benefit from this enhanced connectivity, including live streaming, provisioning of business software, online gaming, the delivery of video calling services, or just facilitating an efficient set-up of extensive company networks.
AMS-IX is one of the largest internet exchanges in the world and has more than 875 networks connected to the exchange in Amsterdam, including companies like eBay, Akamai, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Tele2, i3D.net, and many more.
AMS-IX will start building the extension in South Holland this summer and should be ready in the fall.
Smartdc offers performance-oriented data centers with an extensive in-house carrier ecosystem. Smartdc Rotterdam is one of the largest data centers in South Holland, with 3500 m² of floor space. Smartdc Rotterdam is connected to the industrial 23kV power network, which is significantly less susceptible to interference than the regular 10kV network. In addition, Smartdc Rotterdam offers an on-site support team and a network operations center. This allows Smartdc to offer an optimal uptime to its clients and to think along about the best technical solutions for your network connections. Learn more about us at Smartdc.net or connect with us on LinkedIn.
AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral and independent association that manages a number of interconnection platforms around the world. The platform in Amsterdam has been active for over 25 years and is one of the largest hubs for internet traffic in the world. Peak traffic in Amsterdam is currently more than 10 Terabits per second. Service providers, telecom companies, cloud providers, and other internet companies that route their internet traffic through AMS-IX are assured of fast, direct, efficient, cost-effective, and secure routes for their internet traffic. This allows them to provide their customers with optimal digital experiences. More information at www.ams-ix.net
The Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area counts 23 municipalities, 2.4 million people, and 1.2 million jobs, employing 13.5% of the population in the Netherlands. The 23 municipalities together form the administrative partnership Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area (MRDH). The Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area contributes 15% to the GDP, with other activities in this area including the port industry, greenhouse horticulture, a high-tech cluster, and the cybersecurity sector. MRDH has set itself two main ambitions: to renew the economy and to further improve accessibility. More information at www.mrdh.nl
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