Neutrality, openness, and simplicity – these are the pillars on which the Open-IX Association (OIX) believes the Internet should rest, creating a world where Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) provide enhanced service offerings, infrastructure and operations to facilitate interconnection in fragmented markets. According to the Open-IX Association, the growth of this initiative is critical to the advancement of massive-scale interconnection.
In an attempt to meet these standards and further the mission of a neutral and distributed Internet, AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) recently announced its IXP in Amsterdam has been awarded OPEN-IX® OIX-1 certification, making it the very first international IXP to receive the designation. AMS-IX Amsterdam provides a physical platform for more than 700 international networks to interconnect and exchange traffic distributed across 11 data centers throughout the greater Amsterdam area, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the world. AMS-IX Amsterdam has set an international precedent, meeting all OIX certification criteria and adhering to Open-IX IXP Standards Committee-derived standards of neutrality, openness, service offering, infrastructure and operations.
The certification of AMS-IX Amsterdam marks the third AMS-IX operated Internet Exchange to receive OIX-1 certification, joining AMS-IX New York and AMS-IX Bay Area. It is also the fifth OIX-1 certified IXP for the Open-IX Association.
More information about AMS-IX Amsterdam can be found by visiting www.ams-ix.net.
Information about OPEN-IX certification can be found at www.open-ix.org.