AMS-IX expands with new PoP in Rotterdam07/14/21
AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), one of the world's largest internet hubs, is expanding with two new locations in the Netherlands. In October of this year Points of Presence (PoP) will be opened in the data centres of Smartdc in Rotterdam and Greenhouse Data Centers in Naaldwijk. It is the first time in the history of the organization that AMS-IX adds PoPs outside the Amsterdam metro area to the exchange in Amsterdam.
The new PoPs of AMS-IX are a great stimulus for the establishment of tech and enterprise companies in the region. Through AMS-IX, companies have direct connections with a multitude of networks regionally and globally and can therefore guarantee high quality and efficiency of digital services to be delivered. Many applications benefit from this enhanced connectivity, including live streaming, provisioning of business software, online gaming, the delivery of video calling services, or just facilitating an efficient set-up of extensive company networks.
AMS-IX is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world and has more than 875 networks connected to the exchange in Amsterdam, including companies like ebay, Akamai, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Tele2, Worldstream, Leaseweb, GoDaddy, i3D.net, and many more. The exchange in Amsterdam is hosted in fourteen data centres in and around Amsterdam. The data centres in South Holland will be the fifteenth and sixteenth physical locations of the node.
The Rotterdam The Hague metropolitan region has ambitions and the potential to grow into a major tech hub, with several large tech companies already located in the area. Programmes are aimed at further developing and increasing its digital connectivity, such as “5G innovation in Greater Rotterdam The Hague Area”, a collaboration by the province of Zuid-Holland, Metropolitan Region Rotterdam Den Haag, TU Delft and supported by Innovation Quarter. Suppliers of technological solutions can already experiment with 5G technology, which will only be available on the market in two years’ time. This will give them a head start.