Word from the CEO:

Job Witteman

Overall, 2016 has been another eventful and successful year for AMS-IX. Late 2015, the Dutch parliament recognised the Digital Infrastructure with AMS-IX in its heart as the third Dutch Mainport, along with Schiphol Airport and the Port of Rotterdam. “Well-deserved recognition and a big boost for the entire Digital Infrastructure industry, of which AMS-IX is such an important pillar. We’re now noticing that it’s more clear to people what AMS-IX does and why this is essential.”

“This report, of which I’m very proud, and our ‘third Mainport’ status have opened doors, for example with the Mayor of Amsterdam and our Ministry of Economic Affairs. This benefits our country’s international reputation and business settlement climate. Besides excellent connectivity, The Netherlands offers political stability.”

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Preface by the Chair:

Sylvie LaPerrière

AMS-IX is a leading Internet Exchange with a global presence. The prime mission of the board is to represent the members of AMS-IX, understand their needs and requirements, ensure our service offerings meet their expectations, and continue to bring value to our membership and customers.

AMS-IX has a stronghold in our hometown Amsterdam. Our reputation has helped us grow internationally with AMS-IX Hong Kong, Caribbean and USA. Our credibility in the IXP space has led to Partnerships with Megaport, for increased connectivity options, and with ChinaCache, to offer the first IX in mainland China. In 2016, we started providing 24/7 support for our worldwide operations. Our community event, MORE-IP, has become a happening for our members, customers and partners by inspiring, provoking and peering into the future.

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AMS-IX in Amsterdam

98 New members
& customers


New members & customers


Connection method new members & customers

Our three most successful partners/resellers are:

Three logo's


Results per IXP (31/12/16)

Internet Exchanges


Ports & Traffic

Ports per location

Ports per location (31/12/2016)

Historical traffic volume

Tbyte/24 hours


Working at AMS-IX




Investments vs Depreciation (31/12/2016)




Strategic Partnership with Megaport

AMS-IX partnered with Megaport for Next-Level Interconnection Services, making AMS-IX peering services available via Megaport customer portal and Megaport’s Elastic Cloud Interconnection Services available through My-AMS-IX.

Technical developments

12th PoP in Metro Amsterdam

In April 2016, AMS-IX expanded its Amsterdam platform into Equinix AM6.

Technical developments

Traffic Growth

In November 2016, AMS-IX hit a new peak traffic of 5 Tbps. One of the factors behind this record was the addition of 4.5 Tbps of connected capacity to our Internet Exchange; which brought the total connected capacity to 21.8 Tbps.



In December 2016, Jesse Robbers was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to joining AMS-IX, he held the position of Technical Director Benelux at Ericsson Broadcast & Media Services. He also has extensive experience in managerial positions at KPN.


New Board

Alex Bik (BIT), Mark Cooper (Megaport), Eric Loos (BICS) and Bart van der Sloot (LeaseWeb) were elected by AMS-IX members during our 46th General Meeting in December 2016. Sylvie LaPerrière (Google) remained as Chair.