The sharp increase in Internet traffic leads AMS-IX and Quanza to future-proof one of the world’s largest Internet exchanges.

Amsterdam, June 2, 2022 – AMS-IX, one of the world’s largest Internet exchanges, and Quanza, a network and cloud operator, today announced a joint initiative to upgrade the switching platform that supports the exchange. The migration will start in Amsterdam, where both organizations are located. This will benefit internet users by providing connectivity to the new platform at sixteen shared locations in the Netherlands.

“Internet traffic is increasing by about 20 percent a year,” said Ruben van den Brink, CTO of AMS-IX. “AMS-IX continually invests in the capabilities and capabilities of its platform to facilitate this growth. Today we are announcing an important step in preparing our platform for the future.”

In the coming years, AMS-IX will implement the Juniper MX routing platform that provides 400G ports, supports open standards, and easily integrates with the management and automation tools that AMS-IX uses and develops. Quanza will be responsible for the delivery of the platform and will guarantee its availability with 24×7 monitoring.

AMS-IX develops and manages Internet nodes in various locations around the world and plays a crucial role in the operation of the Internet throughout the world. The platform in Amsterdam is one of the largest IP traffic nodes in the world, facilitating more than 10 Terabit of Internet traffic per second at peak times.

Quanza provides mission-critical infrastructure solutions of social importance and has supported AMS-IX for over seven years with its 24×7 NOC as a service. Future-proofing the infrastructure was the next logical step in the collaboration. “We noticed an unprecedented 35% increase in traffic on AMS-IX at the start of the pandemic,” said Frans ter Borg, CEO of Quanza. “A watershed moment when you realize that network scalability has a huge impact on people’s daily lives.”

Frans ter Borg (Quanza), Marcel van Opzeeland (Juniper Networks), Ruben van den Brink (AMS-IX)

About AMS-IX
AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral, member-based association that operates multiple interconnection platforms around the world. Our leading platform in Amsterdam has played a vital role at the heart of the Internet for over 25 years and is one of the world’s largest Internet traffic hubs with over 10 Terabits per second (Tbps) of peak traffic. A connection to AMS-IX assures customers such as Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, and cloud providers that their global IP traffic is routed in an efficient, fast, secure, stable, and cost-effective manner. This enables them to deliver engaging, low-latency online experiences to end users. AMS-IX connects more than 1000 IP networks in the world.

AMS-IX also manages the world’s first mobile peering points: the Global Roaming Exchange (GRX), Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and Internetwork Packet Exchange (I-IPX) peering points.

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About Quanza B.V.
Quanza is a network and cloud operator that offers premium managed infrastructure solutions to organizations that choose to outsource their network management. From a technical point of view, everything is possible. Quanza always puts business challenges ahead of solution through the use of a continuous design-build-operate process. Our 24/7 staffed Network Operations Center (NOC) in Amsterdam ensures that organizations can fully focus on their own innovation.

With a focus on mission-critical environments, which are often socially important, Quanza has an impressive line-up of customers. Organizations that have chosen to partner with Quanza include: SURF, Rijkswaterstaat, de Volksbank, and the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), one of the world’s largest Internet exchanges.

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