AMS-IX builds PoP in EvoSwitch Datacenter

11 Jan 2012 Amsterdam - EvoSwitch Datacenter has today officially been added to the list of colocation providers with an AMS-IX Point of Presence (PoP), the PoP is currently being built and will be ready end of Februari, beginning of March. In addition to being an AMS-IX collocation EvoSwitch will be the first data centre 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", stated 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 data centre 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", stated Eric Boonstra, Managing Director of EvoSwitch.
Source: AMS-IX