Amsterdam’s digital infrastructure key to decision

The announcement means that Megaport and AMS-IX will soon begin offering services to each other’s customers in Chicago, San Francisco, and Hong Kong.

As Megaport CEO, Denver Maddux, said in a statement, “They operate one of the largest internet exchanges in the world. Connecting the AMS-IX and Megaport fabrics creates greater opportunities for internet peers to reach desired content, cloud services and end-user networks.”

This move reflects the continuing increase in data consumption, as well as significant demand for cloud computing services.

Founded in 2013, Megaport is a global leader in interconnection services. It currently services more than 200 customers in six markets in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

AMS-IX, established in the early 1990s, is a neutral, non-profit and independent internet exchange based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is the largest internet exchange in the world.

Move will also help build Amsterdam’s digital brand abroad

The CEO of AMS-IX, Job Witteman, agreed that the partnership will give the AMS-IX's a new level of capability. "Building on Megaport's drive to deliver elastic connectivity globally, AMS-IX is excited to partner and expand our independent and distributed peering model as well as boosting the AMS-IX brand globally," he said.

Amsterdam’s reputation as a powerful and stable global internet hub has supported the rise of a dynamic digital sector in the region. This is not only important to technology firms, but also to financial institutions and other companies that demand reliable and fast connections. Thanks to investment in increased capacity and additional connection points, AMS-IX is poised to take advantage of the continued growth in the market.