Sunday, October 22, 2017

World’s 5th largest internet exchange opens PoP at EdgeConneX Amsterdam data centre

Internet exchange player wants to bulk up its footprint near consumer and enterprise customers in the Dutch capital.

NL-ix has established a point of presence (PoP) at the EdgeConneX Edge Data Center (EDC) in Amsterdam to expand its reach in Central Europe.

NL-ix, the fifth largest Internet exchange in the world, interconnects today more than 100 carrier neutral data centres in 15 European countries and has over 600 members connected and a peak traffic of 1.7 Tbps.

By setting up a PoP at EdgeConneX’s 5,780 sqm Amsterdam EDC, the company will gain access to the provider’s local, regional and pan-European transport, routing and cloud connect services.

In addition, NL-ix is to be given the ability to use available peering with local EdgeConneX customers, including wireless carriers, service providers, content delivery networks (CDNs), cloud providers and enterprises.

The Amsterdam EDC has 20+kW per cabinet and 6kW+ per square meter and sits in close proximity to major network provider aggregation points.

With over 600 members connected and peak traffic of 1.7 Tbps, NL-ix is the fifth largest Internet exchange in the world.

Jan Hoogenboom, founder of NL-ix, said: “We chose EdgeConneX for its strong content delivery capabilities, cloud and broadband providers, and its proximity to consumer and enterprise customers in Amsterdam.

“EdgeConneX adds another dimension to peering at our core via its focus on proximity to providers and end-users.”

Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX, said: “The Amsterdam EDC is precisely located to serve customers such as NL-ix and is able to provide local peering facilities that offer low-latency data delivery with improved quality of service and increased security.

“As we expand across Europe, we view IXs as crucial members to our ecosystem development within each of our EDCs. NL-ix is a perfect fit in our Amsterdam facility and future European markets.”