AMS-IX Bay Area Expands with Telx®’s San Francisco Data Center

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – AMS-IX USA Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), and Telx®, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, data center solutions, and cloud enablement services, today announce a partnership to open a new AMS-IX Bay Area Point of Presence (PoP) within Telx’s SFR1 data center in San Francisco.

The partnership further enables AMS-IX Bay Area and Telx to provide reliable, fast, and cost-effective peering opportunities to connected parties on the AMS-IX platform, including customers that are located in other data center facilities.  Customers of AMS-IX Bay Area can also locate and / or expand their equipment in SFR1, Telx’s secure, network-rich interconnection facility.

“The large group of potential and existing AMS-IX USA customers housed within Telx’s SFR1 facility, combined with the spacious, state-of-the-art design of the colocation space, make it the ideal location to expand the AMS-IX Bay Area platform and grow our community,” states Job Witteman, Chief Executive Officer at AMS-IX.  “Furthermore, Telx is a proven partner with more than a decade of experience in the US colocation and interconnection market, with whom we are greatly pleased to be extending our relationship.”

AMS-IX Bay Area provides a physical platform – deployed within three data center facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area – where parties can meet to exchange Internet-related traffic with one another.  The exchange builds on the neutral and distributed formula of the world’s leading Internet Exchange, AMS-IX Amsterdam, which interconnects more than 700 unique IP networks from around the globe to exchange peak Internet traffic of close to 4 Tb/s.  In addition to AMS-IX Bay Area, AMS-IX USA Inc. operates AMS-IX New York and AMS-IX Chicago.

Telx’s SFR1 is one of the premier data center and carrier facilities in Northern California.  It provides access to dozens of the leading domestic and international carriers, as well as physical connection points to the world’s telecommunications networks and backbones. Additionally, the facility provides AMS-IX Bay Area with redundancy and diversity from its existing PoPs.  SFR1 is also seismically rated for protection against earthquakes.

“Our partnership with AMS-IX USA to open a new AMS-IX Bay Area PoP within the SFR1 facility demonstrates Telx’s commitment to fueling infrastructure, interconnection and business progress,” states Chris Downie, Chief Executive Officer of Telx.  “The neutral and distributed Internet exchange model will bring the interconnection market in the San Francisco / Silicon Valley area enormous value, while attracting more customers and stimulating job growth and innovation in the region.”

For more information about AMS-IX USA Inc., visit www.us.ams-ix.net.

About AMS-IX Bay Area

AMS-IX Bay Area is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange, distributed across three data centers in the San Francisco Bay Area.  This platform is OIX certified and modeled after AMS-IX in Amsterdam, providing a professional, high-quality, non-blocking peering service for all types of IP traffic, from regular IP data to Voice over IP, mobile Internet traffic and video.

AMS-IX Bay Area is, together with AMS-IX New York and AMS-IX Chicago, deployed by the AMS-IX USA Inc., which is a subsidiary of AMS-IX in Amsterdam.  Founded in 1997, AMS-IX is the world’s leading Internet Exchange interconnecting over 700 unique IP networks from around the globe.  Additionally, AMS-IX hosts the first mobile peering points worldwide: the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX), the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX). bay.ams-ix.net.

About Telx

Telx is a new kind of data center solution provider fueling infrastructure, interconnection and business progress.  With industry-leading 100% uptime and 100% on-time service delivery SLAs, Telx helps companies build more agile businesses faster with reduced infrastructure complexity and broader reach to new markets.  A privately held company headquartered in New York with west coast operations out of San Francisco, Telx serves a broad range of industries from 20 data centers located across 13 US markets: the New York/New Jersey metro area, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. Telx manages 1.3 million square feet of data center space and more than 50,000 + network connections, enabling the interconnection of more than 10 million square feet of data center space globally. www.telx.com

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