19 May 2014

AMS-IX New York is Now Operational at DFT's NJ1 Data Center

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AMS-IX New York is now operational at DuPont Fabros Technology’s NJ1 data center located in Piscataway, New Jersey. Moreover, DuPont Fabros has received the Open-IX OIX-2 certification for this data center. 

AMS-IX New York is a neutral and distributed Internet Exchange Point (“IXP”) that was officially launched in New York City by the Mayor of Amsterdam on April 11, 2014. AMS-IX New York was awarded OIX-1 certification by the Open-IX Association earlier this year and its presence will enable DFT’s NJ1 customers in Piscataway, New Jersey to access the peering platform.

The Open-IX Association was setup in September 2013 as a neutral, non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges in North America.

AMS-IX New York’s core and edge switches are located at DFT’s NJ1 data center, which is diversely connected via dark fiber to other AMS-IX New York points of presence. AMS-IX New York’s Internet Exchange node at NJ1 has the capability of providing ports to customers with speeds ranging from 1 to 100 Gigabits per second (“Gbps”). Lower port capacities are available through resellers.

“Having the AMS-IX New York Internet Exchange at NJ1 is a huge step towards our data center becoming a key connectivity hub in the New York metro area,” said Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations for DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. “AMS-IX New York’s platform will provide our customers with a resilient and low-latency local peering option to exchange traffic amongst other peers in the distributed exchange platform in Piscataway.”

“AMS-IX New York is very pleased to be partnering with DFT. Bringing together the robust infrastructure and operational excellence of a best-in-class data center building with a world leading connectivity platform provided by AMS-IX Internet Exchange is a great benefit for both of our customers,” added Job Witteman, Chief Executive Officer of AMS-IX. “At NJ1, we are expecting to service our existing members and attract new members including carriers, content providers and eye-ball networks to join our local peering platform.”