AMS-IX Bay Area Extends to Hurricane Electric’s Fremont 2 Data Center

Newest Point-of-Presence will allow customers of Hurricane Electric to improve performance and lower latency through fast and reliable peering services

FREMONT, Calif.--()--AMS-IX USA Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), and Hurricane Electric, a leading carrier neutral colocation provider, today announced that AMS-IX Bay Area Internet Exchange has been extended to Hurricane Electric’s Fremont 2 data center.

“This expansion helps us to improve our connectivity offering since it will give our customers the ability to directly exchange traffic with other members of the exchange, enabling lower latency and improved performance”

Thanks to this new expansion, customers within the Fremont 2 facility are now able to connect to AMS-IX Bay Area and have the ability to exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with all other parties that are present at this Internet exchange platform. By reducing the distance that traffic will have to travel, customers will also enjoy additional advantages of peering, including increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability.

The 208,000 ft2 Fremont 2 Colocation Facility is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and is managed by 24/7 on-site knowledgeable staff, outfitted with sophisticated up-flow HVAC systems and offers uninterruptible power sources with back-up generators.

“I am very pleased that our latest expansion is with Hurricane Electric, a well-established provider of carrier-neutral colocation services,” said Job Witteman, Chief Executive Officer at AMS-IX. “Our newest point-of-presence at Hurricane Electric’s Fremont 2 data center will have significant and lasting benefits for both Hurricane Electric’s customers and the other customers of AMS-IX Bay Area.”

“This expansion helps us to improve our connectivity offering since it will give our customers the ability to directly exchange traffic with other members of the exchange, enabling lower latency and improved performance,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric.

About AMS-IX Bay Area

AMS-IX Bay Area is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange, distributed across four data centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. This platform is OIX certified and modeled after AMS-IX in Amsterdam, providing a professional, high-quality, non-blocking peering service for all types of IP traffic, from regular IP data to Voice over IP, mobile Internet traffic and video.

AMS-IX Bay Area is, together with AMS-IX New York and AMS-IX Chicago, deployed by the AMS-IX USA Inc., which is a subsidiary of AMS-IX in Amsterdam. Founded in 1997, AMS-IX is the world’s leading Internet Exchange interconnecting over 700 unique IP networks from around the globe. Additionally, AMS-IX hosts the first mobile peering points worldwide: the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX), the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX).

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About Hurricane Electric

Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 100 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 3,700 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet.

In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California, including Fremont 2, its newest 208,000 ft2 facility.

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