EvoSwitch Datacenter first 100GE AMS-IX backbone location

EvoSwitch Datacenter first 100GE AMS-IX backbone location

EvoSwitch Datacenter has officially been added to the list of colocation providers with an AMS-IX Point of Presence (PoP).

In addition to being an AMS-IX colocation connecting with multiple 10GE, EvoSwitch will be the first data centre of its kind for which AMS-IX uses a single 100GE backbone connection.

EvoSwitch, which 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 10,000m² 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.

‘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,’ said Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. ‘It is an impressive step forward to both the region and the colocation market that EvoSwitch’s green and energy efficient data centre will roll out a 100GE connection on a full basis, including backbone.’

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.

EvoSwitch’s AMS-IX PoP will go live in February 2012. EvoSwitch expects to connect numerous networks in the first half of the year.

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