AMSTERDAM, 28 JUNE 2017 – AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), one of the largest global internet exchanges, and PacketFabric, the highly scalable network-as-a-service platform and a member of the Nantworks ecosystem of companies, announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to interconnect their respective services. This initiative allows the AMS-IX Internet Exchanges (IXs) in the Bay Area, Chicago and New York to utilize PacketFabric’s network technology solution, enabling accessibility to AMS-IX from an additional 130 locations on top of the existing connectivity methods.
Following the technical implementation set for August 2017, all existing and new customers will gain the ability to access AMS-IX Bay Area, Chicago and New York through PacketFabric’s 130 locations across the continental United States. The AMS-IX platform offers IP interconnection and peering services of guaranteed high quality for all types of IP traffic, whether they be traditional data, Voice-over-IP, mobile traffic, or video. Networks can provide their end-users, including both consumers and businesses, with stable, fast, and cost-efficient internet services through peering.
“AMS-IX has the strategic intent to further grow our presence in the United States,” says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “Working together and integrating our services with PacketFabric allows customers to interconnect virtually with AMS-IX through a single connection, which is beneficial to our customers as well as to PacketFabric and AMS-IX. Everyone gets the best of all worlds.”
“AMS-IX is a high-quality internet exchange, and we’re very excited to partner with them. Now PacketFabric customers can easily take advantage of all AMS-IX internet exchange services,” comments William Charnock, CEO of PacketFabric. “At the same time, PacketFabric gives AMS-IX a much broader footprint without having to invest in their own infrastructure.”
AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) was founded in the early 90s as non-profit, neutral, and independent internet exchange in Amsterdam. Nowadays, AMS-IX processes over 5 Terabits of internet traffic per second during peak hours, and over 800 IP-networks are connected to their platform, making it one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world.
The AMS-IX platform offers IP interconnection- and peering services of guaranteed high quality for all types of IP traffic, whether this be traditional data, Voice-over-IP, mobile traffic, or video. These networks can provide their end-users (consumers as well as businesses) with stable, fast, and cost-efficient internet services through peering.
AMS-IX also manages the world’s first mobile peering points: the Global Roaming Exchange (GRX), the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX), and the IPX connection point. Additionally, AMS-IX manages another three Internet Exchanges abroad: AMS-IX Hong Kong, AMS-IX India, and AMS-IX Caribbean located in Curaçao. AMS-IX’s subsidiary AMS-IX USA Inc. manages AMS-IX Bay Area, AMS-IX Chicago and AMS-IX New York in the United States. www.ams-ix.net.
PacketFabric redefines how companies procure, consume, and manage their network connectivity services. Leveraging an innovative, entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric enables dynamic, real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale. PacketFabric facilitates coast-to-coast connectivity between 130 premier colocation facilities across 13 U.S. markets, and enables simple, cost-effective, and scalable network deployment via its advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal. For more information, visit www.packetfabric.com or connect with PacketFabric on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
NantWorks, LLC, founded by renowned physician scientist and inventor of the first human nanoparticle chemotherapeutic agent Abraxane®, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, is the umbrella organization for the following entities: NantHealth, NantMobileHealth, NantOmics, NantBio, NantCell, NantPharma, NantCapital and NantCloud. Fact-based and solution-driven, each of NantWorks’ division entities operate at the nexus of innovation and infrastructure. The core mission of NantWorks is convergence and a systems approach to human biology: to develop and deliver a diverse range of technologies that accelerates innovation, broaden the scope of scientific discovery, enhance ground-breaking research, and improve healthcare treatment for those in need. NantWorks is building an integrated fact-based, genomically and proteomically-informed, personalized approach to the delivery of care and the development of next generation diagnostics and therapeutics for life threatening diseases such as Cancer, Infectious Diseases and Alzheimer’s. For more information please visit www.nantworks.com and follow Dr. Soon-Shiong on Twitter at @DrPatSoonShiong.