AMS-IX, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange, has announced that its U.S. subsidiary, AMS-IX USA, is partnering with Digital Realty to expand and establish a point of presence (PoP) in Digital Realty’s 365 Main Street facility in San Francisco.
AMS-IX USA is a neutral, and distributed Internet exchange for the Bay Area.
Leveraging a collective Open-IX certifications, AMS-IX Bay Area, which is OIX-1 (IXP Technical Standards) compliant, fits with Digital Realty’s OIX-2 (Data Center) certified facility to compliance with the technical and operational standards for data centers.
“Starting AMS-IX Bay Area in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley region, following the Open-IX IXP standards, is a great opportunity for us to bring enormous value to the interconnection market by offering an affordable and highly distributed Internet Exchange platform,” explained Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “We are pleased to continue to expand our relationship with Digital Realty, who has proven to be a trusted and reliable partner.”
Digital Realty’s general manager of colocation and connectivity John Sarkis added, “The expansion of the AMS-IX / Digital Realty relationship from New York to San Francisco further strengthens and expands Digital Realty’s commitment to the Open-IX initiative. We look forward to continuing to provide our clients with the widest possible range of connectivity options.”