AMS-IX USA Inc. and Telx® have announced a partnership to open a new AMS-IX Bay Area Point of Presence (PoP) within Telx’s SFR1 data center in San Francisco.

The partnership further enables AMS-IX Bay Area and Telx to provide reliable, fast, and cost-effective peering opportunities to connected parties on the AMS-IX platform, including customers that are located in other data center facilities. Customers of AMS-IX Bay Area can also locate and / or expand their equipment in SFR1, Telx’s secure, network-rich interconnection facility.

“The large group of potential and existing AMS-IX USA customers housed within Telx’s SFR1 facility, combined with the spacious, state-of-the-art design of the colocation space, make it the ideal location to expand the AMS-IX Bay Area platform and grow our community,” states Job Witteman, chief executive officer at AMS-IX. “Furthermore, Telx is a proven partner with more than a decade of experience in the US colocation and interconnection market, with whom we are greatly pleased to be extending our relationship.”

AMS-IX Bay Area provides a physical platform – deployed within three data center facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area – where parties can meet to exchange Internet-related traffic with one another. The exchange builds on the neutral and distributed formula of the world’s leading Internet Exchange, AMS-IX Amsterdam, which interconnects more than 700 unique IP networks from around the globe to exchange peak Internet traffic of close to 4 Tb/s. In addition to AMS-IX Bay Area, AMS-IX USA Inc. operates AMS-IX New York and AMS-IX Chicago.

Telx’s SFR1 is one of the premier data center and carrier facilities in Northern California. It provides access to dozens of the leading domestic and international carriers, as well as physical connection points to the world’s telecommunications networks and backbones. Additionally, the facility provides AMS-IX Bay Area with redundancy and diversity from its existing PoPs. SFR1 is also seismically rated for protection against earthquakes.

“Our partnership with AMS-IX USA to open a new AMS-IX Bay Area PoP within the SFR1 facility demonstrates Telx’s commitment to fueling infrastructure, interconnection and business progress,” states Chris Downie, chief executive officer of Telx. “The neutral and distributed Internet exchange model will bring the interconnection market in the San Francisco / Silicon Valley area enormous value, while attracting more customers and stimulating job growth and innovation in the region.”