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Who we are

At AMS-IX, we believe in the power of collaboration and innovation. We have been operating at the core of the Internet successfully for nearly 25 years. Today, we continue to leverage these strengths to stay at the forefront of changes within the Interconnection market.

We are a non-profit, member-based association operating seven interconnection platforms around the world: in Amsterdam, Bay Area, Caribbean, Chicago, Hong Kong, Manama and Mumbai. With our innovative platforms, cutting-edge technology and dedicated engineers, we deliver high quality interconnection services to a wide range of businesses worldwide. These include internet service providers, mobile operators, content providers, hosting and cloud providers, TV broadcasters, gaming companies and financial enterprises. Together, we form a strong ecosystem allowing internet end-users to enjoy fast, stable, and cost-effective online experiences.

Our story

AMS-IX stands for Amsterdam Internet Exchange. Amsterdam is where it all started, over 20 years ago. Since then, we grew to global leadership, expanding our footprint and service offerings to other locations worldwide. Even though we operate internationally today, we'll never forget where we come from: AMS-IX is our birth name and we wear it with pride.

1994 First layer-2 shared infrastructure is formed between academic organisations to exchange traffic in the Amsterdam Science Park
1997 20 connected Internet Service Providers and carriers found the AMS-IX association
1998 Implementation of Multicast VLAN and first IPv6 tests
2004 First Internet Exchange to deploy photonic switches
2009 Migration of the Amsterdam platform to a MPLS/VPLS topology, to increase stability and scalability. Introduction of our customer portal My-AMS-IX
2012 Opening of AMS-IX Hong Kong, in collaboration with HGC
2013 CAR-IX becomes AMS-IX Caribbean
2014 Opening of AMS-IX Bay Area and AMS-IX Chicago
2016 Peak internet traffic at AMS-IX Amsterdam: 5 Tb/s
2017 Opening of AMS-IX India, in collaboration with Sify

Membership

Would you like to become a member of the AMS-IX Association? This is possible unless you connect via a reseller. All you have to do is agree with AMS-IX Articles of Association. The membership is free of charges and allows you to:

  • Attend AMS-IX General Meeting and vote on a number of items (e.g. Annual Accounts, Long Term Commercial Strategy, Board elections).
  • Be nominated for the AMS-IX Board.

What is an Internet Exchange

AMS-IX is a member of the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX). If you'd like to know more about peering and the role of internet exchanges, watch this short video.

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