Asteroid and A2B announce partnership in Amsterdam

Asteroid International lands in Amsterdam

Asteroid International, the interconnection platform specialist, has announced that the company is entering into a key partnership with A2B, a respected ISP in the Dutch internet industry.

Asteroid operates the Asteroid Internet exchange point (IXP) in the Amsterdam Science Park, offering what the company says is a modern, cost-effective way to peer with some of the largest networks in the world. Described as nimble and powerful, the Asteroid platform was created with the aim of delivering a new standard for IXPs.

“Asteroid believes in keeping things simple,” explains Andy Davidson, CTO at Asteroid. “We don’t compete with our customers, we don’t over-engineer things, and we don’t overcharge. The Asteroid model allows peers to benefit from the competitive conditions of the market for their metro transport needs, reducing their overall cost of peering. It’s a win-win for everyone!”

The A2B partnership offers reliable, high quality connectivity from EvoSwitch AMS1 as well as from Digital Realty (Weckenbachweg) to the Asteroid IXP in the NIKHEF Science Park.

“A2B was an obvious partner for Asteroid to work with,” says Asteroid CEO Remco van Mook. “A2B is a trusted name in the Netherlands peering industry. They understand interconnectivity, and they use their broad experience to help both small enterprises and established players with their IP and network management needs needs.”

The Dutch ISP A2B is a very active player in the peering industry and a passionate participant in both national and international Internet industry events, such as the European Peering Forum, RIPE and NLNOG.

“We are very excited to partner with Asteroid,” says Erik Bais, CEO of A2B. “Asteroid is challenging the current IXP paradigm with their cost effective, highly automated IXP, and they are responding to a genuine need in the market. We are happy to work with them to further improve interconnectivity in the Netherlands.”


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