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.
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.
|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|
|2020||Peak 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:
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.