World’s largest internet hub AMS-IX and TelecityGroup cement relationship in new data centre location
Amsterdam, 27 February 2012 - TelecityGroup, the leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, and Internet Exchange AMS-IX today announced that an AMS-IX point-of-presence will be built in TelecityGroup’s new Amsterdam data centre, AMS 5. The extension of the partnership between TelecityGroup and AMS-IX into the new facility will enable both parties to continue to provide the highest levels of connectivity and peering options to organisations colocating in the Netherlands.
Growth in demand for high quality, connected data centre services in Amsterdam continues to be driven by the city’s position as a global connectivity hub. This so-called ‘hub effect’ is driving national and global technology, telecoms and media companies to choose Amsterdam as a strategic location for their data centre. In response to this growing demand for connectivity options and capacity, TelecityGroup is constructing AMS 5, a new 9 megawatt, 6000m2 data centre in the Amsterdam Southeast area. AMS-IX will be offering its peering services from AMS 5 from its opening.
Alexandra Schless, Managing Director TelecityGroup Netherlands, says:
“TelecityGroup is very pleased that AMS-IX will have a point-of-presence in AMS 5, offering our customers vital peering opportunities, as well as premium colocation capacity to AMS-IX members. AMS-IX is one of the world's largest Internet exchanges and, together with TelecityGroup’s choice of network providers, provides the ideal environment for companies to ensure they have the best possible international connectivity options both in the Netherlands and Europe.”
Henk Steenman, CTO at AMS-IX:, says
“We have been working with TelecityGroup since 2000 and they are a proven and reliable provider of carrier-neutral data centres. With the continuing growth in internet traffic and the increasing importance of internet availability, we know we can rely on TelecityGroup to support our expansion. We are confident that the combination of the newest prime TelecityGroup location AMS 5, and AMS-IX's extensive presence, will contribute to the continued success of our existing partnership.”
ABOUT TELECITYGROUP PLC
TelecityGroup is the leading provider of carrier-neutral data centres in Europe, operating highly connected facilities in key cities.
These data centres are the places in which separate networks that make up the Internet meet and where bandwidth-intensive applications, content and information is hosted. As such, they are the key network hubs, or enabling environments, of the European digital economy. TelecityGroup’s customers take advantage of the highly connected facilities to run, store, share, distribute and access digital media, IT applications and information effectively and efficiently.
TelecityGroup has an unrivalled multi-year announced capacity expansion programme in Europe. Capacity expansion is ongoing in all of the Group’s key markets. This provides its growing customer base with visibility as to how their needs for capacity can be met into the future. This is important to many of the Group’s customers as their needs for scalable capacity are expected to grow due to macro trends, such as the emergence of cloud computing, whereby an increasing amount of IT infrastructure is being migrated towards centralised, highly connected data centres.
In addition to organic investments, TelecityGroup aims to make acquisitions within Europe, either for the purpose of entering new markets, or to provide growth capacity in existing markets where its data centres are fully occupied.
Telecity Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: TCY).
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AMS-IX - Amsterdam Internet Exchange - is a neutral and independent Internet exchange providing services since the early 1990’s. AMS-IX is one of the largest Internet Interconnection Points worldwide. More than 470 Internet networks come together in Amsterdam from all over the world to exchange Internet traffic of over 1500 Gbps (1,5 Terabit per second) . The AMS-IX platform provides professional, high quality, non-blocking peering services for IP traffic with a diverse profile, be it regular IP data such as e-mail, but also video/TV, as well as voice. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX).
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