AMS-IX USA Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), and Hurricane Electric have announced that AMS-IX Bay Area Internet Exchange has been extended to Hurricane Electric’s Fremont 2 data center.

Thanks to this new expansion, customers within the Fremont 2 facility are now able to connect to AMS-IX Bay Area and have the ability to exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with all other parties that are present at this Internet exchange platform. By reducing the distance that traffic will have to travel, customers will also enjoy additional advantages of peering, including increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability.

The 208,000-sq-ft Fremont 2 Colocation Facility is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and is managed by 24/7 on-site knowledgeable staff, outfitted with sophisticated up-flow HVAC systems and offers uninterruptible power sources with back-up generators.

“I am very pleased that our latest expansion is with Hurricane Electric, a well-established provider of carrier-neutral colocation services.” said Job Witteman, Chief Executive Officer at AMS-IX. “Our newest point-of-presence at Hurricane Electric’s Fremont 2 data center will have significant and lasting benefits for both Hurricane Electric’s customers and the other customers of AMS-IX Bay Area.”

“This expansion helps us to improve our connectivity offering since it will give our customers the ability to directly exchange traffic with other members of the exchange, enabling lower latency and improved performance,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric.

In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, CA, including Fremont 2, its newest 208,000 sq ft facility.