14 January 2016

Megaport and AMS-IX Partner to Provide Global SDN-Enabled Elastic Interconnection and Internet Exchange Service


Partnership creates robust interconnection platforms globally that allows multi-cloud connectivity, peering and elastic API-driven capacity ordering.

Software-based elastic interconnectivity provider, Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1) (Megaport) today announced its US subsidiary has signed an alliance agreement to become the exclusive global elastic cloud interconnection partner for Amsterdam Internet Exchange, B.V (“AMS-IX”). AMS-IX will in turn provide its Internet Exchange (“peering”) service in key Megaport-enabled markets across the globe.

The partnership brings together the strengths of Megaport and AMS-IX to provide a wide range of interconnection use-cases, including multi-cloud connectivity, exchange of IP traffic “peering”, API-based ordering and right-sizing of capacity based on customer requirements. Customers can access the AMS-IX peering service across the Megaport fabrics, while customers of AMS-IX’s Internet Exchanges can take advantage of Megaport’s elastic connectivity solutions to network and cloud service providers.

The partnership brings Megaport’s elastic cloud interconnection services to existing AMS-IX markets including Amsterdam and addresses industry fragmentation of internet peering services by connecting the two companies’ fabrics to create greater reach to key peering locations.

“AMS-IX has a long history of building critical mass of peering partners on their Internet Exchanges,” said Megaport Chief Executive Officer, Denver Maddux. “They operate one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world. Connecting the AMS-IX and Megaport fabrics creates greater opportunity for Internet peers to reach desired content, cloud services and end-user networks,” he continued.

Job Witteman, AMS-IX Chief Executive Officer, said the partnership will bring a new level of capability to AMS-IX’s footprint. “Building on Megaport's drive to deliver elastic connectivity globally, AMS-IX is excited to partner and expand our independent and distributed peering model as well as boosting the AMS-IX brand globally.”

Megaport and AMS-IX will begin offering their services to each other’s customers in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area in the U.S., as well as Hong Kong.