AMS-IX Chicago Releases Case Study on the Benefits of Peering
Internet Exchange Improves Network Performance and Lowers Costs for Managed Cloud Provider in CH2 Data Center
Chicago – January 24, 2017 – AMS-IX Chicago, a neutral and independent Internet Exchange distributed across three data centers in Chicago, Illinois, and the third deployment of AMS-IX USA Inc., today announces the release of a case study highlighting the benefits of peering. The case study examines how Rackspace®, a VMware vCloud Air Network partner, utilized AMS-IX Chicago’s peering services at the DFT CH2 data center of Dupont Fabros Technology (DFT) to obtain affordable, effective and direct interconnectivity to a host of networks.
The hyper-connected Chicago metro area is in high demand throughout the tech industry, making colocation within the city both scarce and expensive. Recognizing this deficit, DFT developed an OPEN-IX® OIX-2 certified data center known as DFT CH2 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, just outside the confines of Chicago. This strategic location has allowed customers to experience the superior connectivity of the city while mitigating associated high costs and congested facilities. To further enhance connectivity to surrounding Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecommunications carriers, content providers and hosting companies, DFT CH2 partnered with AMS-IX to deliver first-rate peering services that allow tenants such as Rackspace to instantly interconnect with a variety of networks.
“DFT CH2 is an exceptional partner for AMS-IX as it facilitates easy and cost-effective interconnection for customers seeking peering solutions,” comments Job Witteman, CEO, AMS-IX. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to help customers such as Rackspace enhance their service offerings through direct traffic exchange via the AMS-IX Chicago platform.”
As the case study illustrates, the partnership between DFT CH2 and AMS-IX has allowed Rackspace to establish interconnections with multiple parties across various data centers. This new level of interconnectivity helped Rackspace develop enhanced network redundancy, enabling the maintenance of a 100 percent network uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA). In addition, the close proximity of AMS-IX Chicago’s node to the DFT CH2 facility bypasses the need for third-party, last-mile fees, keeping peering costs at a minimum.
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About AMS-IX Chicago
AMS-IX Chicago is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange, distributed across three data centers in Chicago, IL, U.S. This platform is 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 Chicago is the third deployment of AMS-IX USA Inc., following on from AMS-IX New York and AMS-IX Bay Area.
AMS-IX USA Inc. is a subsidiary of AMS-IX in Amsterdam. Founded in 1997, AMS-IX is the world’s leading Internet Exchange interconnecting over 800 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). For more information, visit chi.ams-ix.net.
About AMS-IX USA Inc.
The AMS-IX USA Inc. deploys AMS-IX Bay Area, AMS-IX Chicago and AMS-IX New York in the United States. These platforms are modelled after AMS-IX in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, providing high-quality IP interconnection and peering services for all types of IP traffic, from regular IP data, Voice over IP, mobile Internet traffic to video. Peering allows these networks to offer their end users (consumers and companies) stable, fast and cost efficient Internet services.
AMS-IX USA Inc. is a subsidiary of AMS-IX in Amsterdam. Founded in 1997, AMS-IX is the world’s leading Internet Exchange interconnecting over 800 unique IP networks from around the globe and exchanging Internet traffic of more than 5 Terabits per second at peak moments. 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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