January 27, 2020
Following the announcement, presentation and live demonstration during EPF14, AMS-IX is excited to announce that the IX-API service is now live.
IX-API is an open community API, designed and developed by the three leading global Internet Exchanges (IXs): AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX. The API provides an interface for provisioning key services at all three exchanges. More information on the project can be found on the IX-API website.
By bringing the IX-API live, we now provide an interface that supports end-to-end automated processes and enables networks to configure, change and cancel services. Connecting to AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX through the IX-API is standardized and by that easier and more efficient. In addition, the IX-API will provide more self-management options for users.
“This is a very important project for us as it shows that IXs and their partners can collaborate and work together on one common standard,” says AMS-IX CTO Henk Steenman. “This API makes it easier for IX partners to interface in a standardized, automated way with the IXs, resulting in a better experience for the customers when they connect to an IX.”
The API is momentarily only available for resellers. Later this year the IX-API will be available for internet service providers, content delivery networks, carriers and other IXs. Resellers that want to make use of IX-API can test the API by making use of the joint external IX-API sandbox.