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18 April 2018

ISO 27001 certification: demonstrating our lead in information security

Blog by Aris Lambrianidis, Information Security Manager at AMS-IX

Last month, AMS-IX received ISO 27001:2013 certification which specifically deals with information security. This certification instantly makes it clear to everyone that AMS-IX has a well-rounded, highly systematic approach to information security. Internet Exchange Providers are not well understood…

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16 April 2018

Partner in the spotlight: EvoSwitch

EvoSwitch was founded in 2007 as the first carbon and carrier-neutral data centre in the Netherlands. Since our launch we have grown continuously, reflecting the phenomenal year-on-year growth of the Internet in general and our customers in particular. We own and operate top tier connectivity-rich data centres on both sides…

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11 April 2018

AMS-IX launches “EasyAccess”, bringing connectivity closer to customers in the Netherlands

With this newly launched service, AMS-IX continues to extend its reach in the Netherlands with an additional 25+ Data Centres. A single connection and contract allows customers to exchange traffic at AMS-IX with 800+ networks.

EasyAccess bundles IP transport and the AMS-IX peering port into one pre-negotiated, cost-efficient and

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06 April 2018

2017 AMS-IX annual survey results are in: we got a sterling 8.7!

It is once again time to share the results of our annual customer and member survey. This year’s overall performance score was an 8.7 out of 10 (where 1 is poor and 10 is excellent), which is the highest score of the past 4 years. Looking at the different AMS-IX…

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30 March 2018

Vlog: A2B Internet, predicting and mitigating DDoS-attacks

It is all about predicting from which networks a possible DDoS-attack comes from and then route that bad/naughty traffic to a separate small port. We predict this by looking at how many incorrectly configured servers are present in a certain network. When there are more servers that are incorrectly configured…

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21 March 2018

Community talk: In the end the internet will be a better place

AMS-IX is a member-based, neutral and independent Internet Exchange. Apart from the day-to-day technical operations of the technical platform, AMS-IX also builds and fosters good relationship with the internet community at large. One of our longstanding members we co-operate and innovate together with is: A2B Internet.

So, we visited…

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09 March 2018

Vlog: Protecting vital infrastructures against DDOS attacks

The Internet exists thanks to interconnection: it is a network of interconnected networks. Normally, a critical infrastructure accesses the Internet through its Internet Service Provider (ISP)  

In the event of a DDoS attack, most of the traffic comes from the ‘general’ Internet, even if the attack has been…

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02 March 2018

A simple and robust solution for protecting critical infrastructures against DDoS attacks

Blog by Henk Steenman, CTO AMS-IX

In a digitally connected country such as the Netherlands, Internet connectivity is essential to consumers as well as the business community. As Technical Director of the AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), I find it unacceptable that the recent DDoS attacks of late January…

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26 February 2018

AMS-IX to set up Point-of-Presence in GPX’s Mumbai Data Centre

AMS-IX India, a neutral Internet Exchange (IX), is pleased to announce the launch of a third AMS-IX India PoP (Point-of-Presence) in GPX’s Mumbai data centre. With the addition of a third PoP, AMS-IX India has a presence in all areas of Mumbai - South, Central and North. The PoP at…

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26 February 2018

Increasing demand for 100GE ports and record GRX peak traffic

2017 was an eventful year for AMS-IX. We expanded our footprint in the Amsterdam Metro area by adding two new POP’s. Internationally, we expanded to India by launching an Internet Exchange in Mumbai. With this latest addition, AMS-IX is now running seven Internet Exchanges around the world, connecting over…

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22 February 2018

Stepping up the game in Amsterdam: Doubling the backbone capacity in only 4 hours

Blog by Stavros Konstantaras, Network Engineer at AMS-IX

How long does it take for an organisation to expand the capacity of the backbone links in order to respond to fast bandwidth growth? How much work is involved to complete such a task? In this blog, we will…

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21 February 2018

Partner in the spotlight: Epsilon

For 15 years, Epsilon has been delivering networking solutions around the world and helping its partners to benefit from peering at Internet Exchanges (IXs). Our global interconnect fabric includes more than 600 Service Providers as well as IXs that span the globe.

We are big believers in peering and…

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01 February 2018

Peter van Burgel appointed as CEO of AMS-IX

Peter van Burgel has been appointed as new CEO of the world’s largest Internet Exchange AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) with immediate effect. He succeeds Job Witteman who stepped down from his position in October last year, after having successfully grown AMS-IX into the world leading role that it now occupies…

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20 December 2017

Partner in the spotlight: IX Reach

You may have seen the IX Reach name and wondered ‘is that the IX Reach, or a different one?’, well good news - it’s the same one - just, bigger and better! In our ten-year history IX Reach has been on quite a journey. Originally founded in 2007 by entrepreneur

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18 December 2017

Consecutive price reduction of AMS-IX peering services

For the second year in a row, AMS-IX is proud to announce a decrease in the monthly Amsterdam peering-port prices. As of January 1st, 2018, AMS-IX will decrease the port prices in Amsterdam per below: 

1GE: from EUR 500 to EUR 400 p/m
10GE: from…

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