Internet companies are preparing themselves for an increase in Internet traffic
AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), the largest Internet exchange in the world, connected 60 new parties to its platform in the first half of 2015, 82% of which are located outside of the Netherlands. This demonstrates AMS-IX is continuing the strong growth it has experienced over the last three years. In total, AMS-IX now has over 720 members and customers connected to its platform in Amsterdam.
An important development in the first half of 2015 is the growth in new capacity, an indication that both the Dutch and international Internet communities are preparing themselves for a strong growth in Internet traffic. In 2014 almost 3.5 Tbps of port capacity was added to the AMS-IX platform, while in the first half of 2015 this number already reached 3 Tbps. The growth in the number of high speed ports is particularly noticeable: the number of 1GE ports slightly decreased by 5%, the number of 10GE ports remained constant (+3%), but the number of 100GE ports increased significantly by 58%.
New peak and growth in IPv6 traffic
In April a new traffic peak was reached: for the first time AMS-IX exceeded the peak traffic rate of 3.7 Terabit per second (Tbps). The average Internet traffic volume per day over AMS-IX increased by almost 15% to 23 Petabytes (23 thousand Terabytes) in the first half of 2015, compared to 25% during 2014. The IPv6 peak traffic at AMS-IX also increased by almost 17% to 28 Gigabits per second (Gbps).
Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX: “With over 700 connected parties, we are the largest Internet exchange in the world and approximately 80% of our customers and members originate outside of the Netherlands. One of the driving forces behind our growth is our model: non-profit, neutral and independent. This appeals to many parties all over the world. 77% of our new customers come via our partners and resellers, demonstrating the continued success of our Partner Program.
Please take a look at below infographic for more facts and figures about AMS-IX in the first half of 2015.