BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International Bandwidth Infrastructure provider Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), has been selected by the AMS-IX USA Inc. to supply fiber connectivity between the multiple data centers in the United States where AMS-IX New York operates its Internet peering platform. The U.S. exchange platform builds on AMS-IX’s Internet Exchange model in Europe, allowing multiple Internet service providers, content owners, cloud companies, and other Internet-related companies to efficiently and cost-effectively interconnect via an open peering fabric.
Zayo will provide dark fiber and Layer 2 connectivity for Internet Exchange customers using the Digital Realty data center in New York (111 8th St., Manhattan), DuPont Fabros Technology’s NJ1 data center in New Jersey (101 Possumtown Rd., Piscataway), Sabey Data Centers (375 Pearl St., Manhattan), and the 325 Hudson interconnection facility. Zayo’s fiber network will allow AMS-IX New York to have a direct flow of traffic between its major peering points of presence, with the fewer network hops supporting faster transportation of data.
“Providing connectivity for AMS-IX New York’s initial deployment brings the ease of the European peering model to our customers in the U.S.,” says Max Clauson, vice president of IP Services at Zayo Group.
“Zayo’s extensive network reach, especially into major data centers, made the provider our first choice to deliver interconnectivity between AMS-IX New York’s points of presence,” says Henk Steenman, Chief Technical Officer at AMS-IX. “The scalability of the dark fiber product enables Zayo to meet our needs as the exchange develops.”
This new exchange is part of AMS-IX’s global deployment of peering platforms. AMS-IX plans to deploy distributed Internet Exchanges in the Chicago and Silicon Valley markets in the first and second quarters of 2014.
About Zayo Group
Based in Boulder, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is an international provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure services and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises, and federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over metro, national, international and fiber-to-the-tower networks. With its acquisitions of USCarrier, FiberGate and AboveNet, Zayo’s network includes 75,954 route miles, spanning 45 states in the US as well as major cities in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Its network serves approximately 14,001 on-net buildings, including 602 data centers, 586 carrier PoPs, and 3,469 cell towers. Zayo’s colocation assets include 175,036 billable square feet of interconnect-focused colocation space.
About AMS-IX New York
AMS-IX New York is a neutral Internet Exchange, offering high quality IP peering and interconnectivity services in the New York/New Jersey area since 2013. AMS-IX New York is built according to AMS-IX’s successful and proven European business model, and spans several locations. Moreover, it is the first Internet Exchange of AMS-IX USA Inc. that was founded as a reaction to the Open-IX initiative. This initiative was started by a group of Internet network operators, content owners and distributors and other market parties, such as data centers, that encourages the development of the neutral and distributed Internet Exchange model in North America.