23 February 2015

AMS-IX Expands US Presence with CoreSite in Chicago


CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center solutions across the US, announced that AMS-IX USA Inc., a subsidiary of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) in Amsterdam, has established an AMS-IX Chicago Point-of-Presence (PoP) in CoreSite’s CH1 data center. This PoP enables both companies to provide additional peering opportunities to the Chicago Internet and technology community. AMS-IX’s Chicago deployment follows its deployment of a PoP in CoreSite’s Silicon Valley market in December 2014.

AMS-IX Chicago provides a physical platform where organizations can meet to exchange Internet traffic in a stable, fast and cost-effective manner. AMS-IX Chicago builds on the neutral and distributed formula of AMS-IX, which is the world’s largest Internet connectivity hub with approximately 700 connected parties and a peak Internet traffic rate of close to 3.5 Tb/s.

“CoreSite’s secure, network-rich Chicago data center is the perfect location for us to further grow AMS-IX Chicago and expand our choice of peering opportunities,” said Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “With years of experience in operating high-performance data center and colocation facilities in the United States, we see CoreSite as a trusted and reliable colocation partner.”

CoreSite’s CH1 facility is strategically located in downtown Chicago, providing access to low-latency network connections to the city’s financial, healthcare, media and other enterprises. Enabling that access, CoreSite’s CH1 data center hosts over 50 network and cloud service providers, supported by the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange and CoreSite’s commitment to excellence in customer service.

“Peering exchanges are an integral part of the Internet, and AMS-IX Chicago will bring another valuable option to CoreSite customers in the Chicago market,” said Brian Warren, SVP Product and Marketing for CoreSite. “AMS-IX has a proven strategy of building industry-leading Internet Exchanges around the world, and we look forward to working with AMS-IX in Chicago as we have in the Silicon Valley.”