AMS-IX is an internet exchange located at a colocation facility in Hong Kong. The site is equipped with accesses devices to enable connections to the AMS-IX infrastructure. Colocation services for connected networks are available in the data centre facility, these are not part of the AMS-IX Hong Kong services.
The current implementation of the AMS-IX peering platform uses an MPLS/VPLS infrastructure. This setup allows for a resilient and highly scalable infrastructure inherent to MPLS, while at the same time the interface towards the members and customers is still the common shared Layer 2 Ethernet platform.
Networks connect with either Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE), 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GE) or multiples of these on the access device. All connections are terminated on Extreme MLX-16 PE router.
The current AMS-IX setup for layer 1 is visualised below.