28 September 2013

Majority of AMS-IX Members Support Set Up of US-based Legal Entity

As announced earlier, the Board of the AMS-IX Association proposed the set up of a US-based legal entity for possible expansion to the United States. In an extraordinary General Meeting (GM) held on 27 September 2013, AMS-IX members approved the set up of a US-based legal entity by a majority…

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23 September 2013

Statement Regarding Proposal US-based Legal Entity

Earlier this month the Board of the AMS-IX Association has done a proposal to our members to setup a US-based legal entity for possible expansion to the United States. The past few days a discussion has been taking place on an internal AMS-IX mailing list about the possible consequences of…

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09 September 2013

AMS-IX CTO Appointed as Chairman of the Open-IX IXP Standards Committee

Henk Steenman to help define technical standards for Internet exchange setup in the US

The Open-IX Board has appointed Henk Steenman, CTO of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), as the chairman of its IXP standards committee. Steenman will be responsible for helping to define the technical standards for…

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19 August 2013

Cooperation is the Future for IXPs

Internet exchanges have come a long way since the early nineties, when most of these platforms were formed. In the previous twenty years the niche industry of IP interconnection through public peering has seen a number of (r)evolutions. I purposefully use (r) here as in some cases these changes were…

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25 June 2013

400GE: Work in Preparation

400GE will most likely succeed 100GE. How this new standard will be implemented in the future is, however, still a topic for discussion. At the WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking event in June 2013 this became clear during the panel debate ‘Addressing the needs for higher speeds – 400GE…

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22 January 2013

100GE: A Logical Next Step for Large Networks

Internet traffic is growing fast. More people are making use of wireless devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Cisco predicts in its Visual Networking Index that Internet traffic from these devices will exceed traffic from wired devices by 2014. Moreover, peak Internet traffic is growing more rapidly than average traffic…

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21 November 2012

Sylvie LaPerrière of Google elected to AMS-IX Board

Members of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) Association have appointed Sylvie LaPerrière, Program Manager Network Content Distribution at Google, as the newest Executive Board member during the Community Meeting of the 21st of November held in Amsterdam. She is the first woman ever to be part of the AMS-IX board…

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