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    Who we are

    AMS-IX is a neutral member-based association that operates multiple interconnection platforms around the world. Our leading platform in Amsterdam has been playing a crucial role at the core of the internet for more than 25 years and is one of the largest hubs for internet traffic in the world. Connecting to AMS-IX ensures customers such as internet service providers, telecom companies and cloud providers that their global IP traffic is routed in an efficient, fast, secure, stable and cost-effective way. This allows them to offer low latency and engaging online experiences for end-users.

    Our story

    AMS-IX stands for Amsterdam Internet Exchange. Amsterdam is where it all started, over 25 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.

    1994First layer-2 shared infrastructure is formed between academic organisations to exchange traffic in the Amsterdam Science Park
    199720 connected Internet Service Providers and carriers found the AMS-IX association
    1998Implementation of Multicast VLAN and first IPv6 tests
    2004First Internet Exchange to deploy photonic switches
    2009Migration of the Amsterdam platform to a MPLS/VPLS topology, to increase stability and scalabilityIntroduction of our customer portal My-AMS-IX
    2012Opening of AMS-IX Hong Kong, in collaboration with HGC
    2013CAR-IX becomes AMS-IX Caribbean
    2014Opening of AMS-IX Bay Area and AMS-IX Chicago
    2016Peak internet traffic at AMS-IX Amsterdam: 5 Tb/s
    2017Opening of AMS-IX India, in collaboration with Sify
    2020Peak traffic at AMS-IX Amsterdam: 9 Tb/s


    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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