Megaport, AMS-IX to provide global SDN-enabled elastic interconnection, Internet exchange service

Software-based elastic interconnectivity provider Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1) said its US subsidiary has signed an alliance agreement to become the exclusive global elastic cloud interconnection partner for Amsterdam Internet Exchange, B.V.

AMS-IX will in turn provide its Internet Exchange service in key Megaport-enabled markets across the globe.

The partnership brings together the strengths of Megaport and AMS-IX to provide a wide range of interconnection use-cases, including multi-cloud connectivity, exchange of IP traffic “peering”, API-based ordering and right-sizing of capacity based on customer requirements.

Customers can access the AMS-IX peering service across the Megaport fabrics, while customers of AMS-IX´s Internet Exchanges can take advantage of Megaport´s elastic connectivity solutions to network and cloud service providers.

The partnership brings Megaport´s elastic cloud interconnection services to existing AMS-IX markets including Amsterdam and addresses industry fragmentation of internet peering services by connecting the two companies´ fabrics to create greater reach to key peering locations.

Megaport and AMS-IX will begin offering their services to each other´s customers in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area in the US, as well as Hong Kong.

Megaport is a global leader and pioneer in elastic interconnection. Since commencing operations in January 2014, Megaport has experienced strong growth and is already servicing over 200 customers in six markets in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Established in the early 1990s, AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral, non-profit and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Close to 4.5 Terabits per second (Tbps) of peak Internet traffic is being exchanged between more than 750 IP networks at AMS-IX, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the world.

The AMS-IX platform provides high-quality IP interconnection and peering services for all types of IP traffic, from regular IP data, Voice over IP, mobile Internet traffic to video. Peering allows these networks to offer their end-users (consumers and companies) stable, fast and cost-efficient Internet services.