EdgeConneX® has announced a new partnership with NL-ix, which interconnects over 100 carrier neutral data centers in 15 European countries. NL-ix has established a new point of presence (PoP) at the EdgeConneX Edge Data Center® (EDC) in Amsterdam. NL-ix customers have access to its suite of local, regional, and pan-European transport, routing and cloud connect services, and available peering with local EdgeConneX customers, including wireless carriers, service providers, content delivery networks (CDNs), cloud providers, and enterprises.

The Amsterdam EDC is purpose-built and precisely located to provide the shortest and fastest routes for delivery of Internet and cloud-based content in the Netherlands. With capabilities of 20+kW per cabinet and 6kW+ per square meter, this facility is strategically positioned in close proximity to major network provider aggregation points. EdgeConneX's proximity focus on the location of its Edge Data Center ensures optimal delivery of bandwidth-intensive and latency sensitive data. Consumer and business customers are able to gain added security and resiliency without sacrificing performance or quality.

With over 600 members connected and peak traffic of 1.7 Tbps, NL-ix is the fifth largest Internet exchange in the world. NL-ix interconnects in carrier neutral data centers in 15 European countries and offers a range of services ranging from peering to interconnection.

"NL-ix is familiar with many providers throughout Europe," notes Jan Hoogenboom, founder of NL-ix. "We chose EdgeConneX for its strong content delivery capabilities, cloud and broadband providers, and its proximity to consumer and enterprise customers in Amsterdam. EdgeConneX adds another dimension to peering at our core via its focus on proximity to providers and end-users."

"The Amsterdam EDC is precisely located to serve customers such as NL-ix and is able to provide local peering facilities that offer low-latency data delivery with improved quality of service and increased security," notes Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX. "As we expand across Europe, we view IXs as crucial members to our ecosystem development within each of our EDCs. NL-ix is a perfect fit in our Amsterdam facility and future European markets."