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IX Reach Becomes First Reseller of AMS-IX New York
IX Reach has been a reseller of AMS-IX in Amsterdam since 2007. Until now, they have managed to bring a large number of customers to Amsterdam. In 2013, IX Reach was the reseller connecting the most parties, 21 in total, to AMSIX in Amsterdam "We are very pleased that IX Reach has also joined our Partner Program in the USA", says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. "With IX Reach joining AMS-IX New York, we have managed to engage with a valuable player. They have a very extended network in the USA, which makes it easier for parties outside of New York to connect to AMS-IX New York."
AMS-IX has introduced the AMS-IX Partner Program to allow third parties to resell AMS-IX ports anywhere they have infrastructure connecting to the AMS-IX locations in New York. Under the program these parties and their services are certified to offer the AMS-IX service remotely. The program is aimed to provide easier access to AMS-IX for new (remote) customers through the AMS-IX partners and to consequently increase the value of the exchange through increased peering benefits.
Key benefits of the AMS-IX Partner Program are that partners are able to deliver full service to their customers - including IP transport, AMS-IX peering ports and customer support -, no investments in equipment have to be made and lower port capacity is available when needed.
Steve Wilcox, Founder and Technical Director of IX Reach, commented: "AMS-IX has always been a very important partner for IX Reach, so we're very pleased to be a part of their expansion to the US. Peering and the Internet are always evolving and established IXPs like AMS-IX are key to the growth of the Internet. Being able to now offer connectivity to AMS-IX New York is an exciting addition to our peering services."
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.
More information on AMS-IX Corporate: http://www.ams-ix.net
More information on AMS-IX New York: https://nynj.ams-ix.net
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