AMSTERDAM, January 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
EvoSwitch Datacenter has today officially been added to the list of colocation providers with an AMS-IX Point of Presence (PoP). In addition to being an AMS-IX collocation connecting with multiple 10GE, EvoSwitch will be the first datacenter of its kind for which AMS-IX uses a single 100GE backbone connection.
EvoSwitch, who became an AMS-IX reselling partner in 2010, already has connected numerous networks and built a solid reputation and experience in the interconnection market. The state-of-the-art and energy-efficient site has 10,000 m² of space and is located in the Amsterdam region, with close proximity to the main airport of the Netherlands. Today, EvoSwitch serves more than 35 regional carriers and thousands of hosting, telecom, IT and enterprise customers.
AMS-IX launched its 100GE ports last year. The increase in capacity was a step in preparation to the traffic peaks many Internet networks and providers will be facing. This growth is thought to come from an increase of Internet use and demands of rich media (i.e. video streaming) over the Internet. A number of regional networks are preparing for the 100GE roll out at the moment, to ensure quality to their customers and manage traffic and network cost levels during live events, such as the 2012 Olympics and the Euro Cup.
"The greater Amsterdam region is growing fast and attracting more and more IP density. This demand is partially created by companies such as EvoSwitch and its customers," says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. "It is an impressive step forward to both the region and the collocation market that EvoSwitch's Green and e-efficient datacenter will roll out a 100GE connection on a full basis, including backbone."
EvoSwitch's AMS-IX PoP will go live in February 2012. EvoSwitch expects to connect numerous networks in the first half of the year.
"We are continuously looking for ways to improve the service to both our new and existing customers. With access to one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world we offer a lot of added value," says Eric Boonstra, Managing Director of EvoSwitch.
AMS-IX - Amsterdam Internet Exchange - is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam-The Netherlands since the early 1990's. AMS-IX has more than 470 Interconnected IP networks and a traffic peak of over 1400 Gbps (1.4 Terabit per second), making it one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the World. The AMS-IX platform provides a professional, high quality, non-blocking peering service for all types of IP traffic, be it regular IP data such as e-mail or web content, to also video/TV and voice. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX).
More information on: http://www.ams-ix.net
Established in 2006, EvoSwitch is a next generation carrier neutral datacenter in the Amsterdam region with excellent connectivity due to the presence of many international carriers and the AMS-IX. It provides housing space and IT infrastructure solutions, peering and connectivity and in-house cabling. Customers can make use of full cabinets, custom cages and private suites. EvoSwitch offers datacenter services with 24/7 customer support from engineers and technicians. Customers include Wikimedia, Codemasters and Logica.
EvoSwitch delivers an energy-efficient "green" framework within which clients can design their own green data infrastructures. The data center is 80% more energy-efficient than traditional data centers, enabling substantial savings. It uses 100% green power and is a carbon neutral facility. Customers of EvoSwitch can make use of the Green Fan logo, a partnership of leading IT companies committed to environmentally friendly outcomes.
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