June 2, 2022
Today, AMS-IX, one of the world’s largest internet hubs, and Quanza, a Network & Cloud operator announce a joint initiative to upgrade the switching platform supporting the exchange. The migration starts in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where both organizations are based and will benefit internet users, providing connectivity to the new platform at sixteen colocations in the Netherlands.
“Internet traffic continues to increase with an annual growth rate of approximately 20 percent,” says Ruben van den Brink, CTO of AMS-IX. “AMS-IX is continuously investing in the capabilities and capacity of its platform to facilitate this growth. Today, we announce an important step to future-proof our platform.”
In the coming years, AMS-IX will implement the Juniper MX routing platform which offers 400G ports, supports open standards and can be easily integrated in the next generation orchestration and automation tools that AMS-IX is currently developing. Quanza will be in charge of the platform delivery and ensure its availability by 24x7 monitoring.
AMS-IX is a neutral, member-based association that operates multiple interconnection platforms for IP-traffic in the world and plays a crucial role in the functioning of the global internet. Their main platform in Amsterdam is one of the world’s largest hubs for IP-traffic and facilitates more than 10 Terabits of internet traffic per second at peak times.
From left to right: Frans ter Borg (Quanza), Marcel van Opzeeland (Juniper) and Ruben van den Brink (AMS-IX) met on MORE-IP
Quanza provides mission critical infrastructure solutions relevant to society and has been supporting AMS-IX for over seven years with its 24x7 NOC as a Service. To future-proof the infrastructure was a logical next step in the partnership.
“We noticed an unprecedented 35% increase in traffic at AMS-IX at the start of the pandemic.”, says Frans ter Borg, CEO of Quanza. “A defining moment where you realize network scalability has a profound impact on people’s everyday lives.”
About Quanza B.V.
Quanza is a Network & Cloud operator that provides premium managed infrastructure solutions for organizations choosing to outsource the complexity of managing their network. From a technical point of view, anything is possible. Quanza always prioritizes business challenges over fixed solutions using a continuous design-build-operate process. Our 24x7 staffed Network Operations Center in Amsterdam makes sure you can fully focus on your own innovation.
With a relentless focus on mission-critical environments, often of relevance to society, Quanza has an impressive line-up of customers. Organizations that chose to partner up with Quanza are SURF, Rijkswaterstaat, the Volksbank, and the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), one of the world's largest internet hubs.
More on Quanza: https://www.quanza.net/en/