February 25, 2013
Feb. 25 – As of today, FiberRing offers remote AMS-IX connectivity to provide customers with peering access to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) in a single contract. This allows Internet businesses worldwide to streamline access to peering and reduce latency.
With over 550 connected IP networks, the AMS-IX is the world’s largest Internet exchange. Its members include ISPs, content providers, mobile operators, web hosts, cloud companies, and application providers. The new FiberRing service offers customers the advantage of an IP connection to the AMS-IX in order to peer remotely with any of the connected networks.
FiberRing maintains a highly resilient and redundant network which serves as a transport vehicle to the AMS-IX. Connectivity is available at more than 45 FiberRing Points of Presence (PoPs), from Los Angeles to Warsaw. An all-optical MPLS-enabled backbone empowers FiberRing to offer this connection at high speed and with very low latency. The service allows multiple VLANs to be mapped onto a single port. The supported port capacity ranges from 100 Mbps up to 10 Gbps.
Marcel Legtenberg, Manager of Sales at FiberRing, said: “Thanks to our remote AMS-IX connectivity, businesses no longer have to colocate servers in an AMS-IX-certified PoP and contract directly with the AMS-IX for peering. Instead we provide easy access to the AMS-IX’ peering services with a single contract. Businesses can stay close to their infrastructure while we take care of the connections. Our extensive range of supported port capacity allows customers to tailor the service to their needs.”
Cara Mascini, Chief Marketing Officer at the AMS-IX, aded, “FiberRing offers potential AMS-IX customers excellent connectivity possibilities. We aim to support businesses in achieving ultra-fast IP Interconnectivity without blocking, and delivering those benefits to their end customers. This remote service offered by FiberRing will help businesses to do just that.”
FiberRing is a leading international network service provider delivering data networks and Internet connectivity to hundreds of customers including telecommunication companies, internet service providers and hosting providers. FiberRing services comprise Direct Internet Access, IP transit, Long Haul Ethernet, Metro Ethernet, Wavelengths and Dark Fiber, all with 24/7 customer support delivered by FiberRing's skilled and certified network specialists.
FiberRing offers its services through an all-optical next generation MPLS enabled IP backbone. This state of the art network carries one of the world's highest volumes of internet traffic data, and is able to deliver all services ranging from 10Mbps to 100Gbps efficiently and cost effectively. FiberRing guarantees the fastest connections and highest reliability.
The network is expanding rapidly and currently covers more than 45 network locations and Points of Presence - available throughout the whole of Europe and the United States. FiberRing ensures high resilience and low latency.
Established in the early 1990s, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. AMS-IX interconnects over 550 IP networks and its business traffic has a peak of over 2.1 Terabit per second, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the world. The AMS-IX platform provides a professional, high quality, non-blocking peering service for all types of IP traffic, be it regular IP data such as email or web content, to also video/TV and hosting & cloud parties. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX). AMS-IX deploys two Internet Exchanges abroad - AMS-IX Hong Kong in the Asia Pacific region and CAR-IX on Curacao, soon to be AMS-IX Caribbean.
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