AMS-IX grew strongly in 2013, adding in total 110 new parties to the exchange platform. This number is higher than in previous years (89 in 2012, 106 in 2011 and 59 in 2010). Among the new connected parties are Booking.com, Adobe Systems, Wargaming Interactive, COMBELL and Iceland Telecom.
To give you a better idea of these new additions, the following paragraphs will go into this more deeply, addressing subjects as the origin and type (member/customer) of the parties.
Close to 20% of the new connected parties at AMS-IX originate from the Netherlands, making it the country where most of the new parties are based. The same percentage is also being reflected in our total number of connected networks. Besides the Netherlands most parties that started peering at AMS-IX in 2013 originate from the United Kingdom, France and the United States.
Country of origin of new connected parties in 2013
Continent of origin of new connected parties in 2013
Parties who apply for a connection directly have the option to become a member of the AMS-IX Association or a customer. The only difference between the two options is that members may attend and vote in the AMS-IX Association General Meeting, and their representatives may be nominated for the AMS-IX Executive Board. Last year, 32% of the connected parties connected directly to AMS-IX, of whom 14% chose to become a member and 18% a customer. The other 68% were added to the exchange through a partner or reseller.
Overview of members, direct customers and connections via partner/reseller in 2013