Connectivity is Key for the European EdgeCompetition is heating up in the data center market, with so many global providers now forming new strategic partnerships to differentiate their services.

One such company is EdgeConneX®, which recently announced a new partnership with NL-ix, a provider that interconnects more than 100 carrier neutral data centers across 15 European countries.

NL-ix has set up a new point of presence (PoP) at the EdgeConneX Edge Data Center® (EDC) in Amsterdam. Moving forward, NL-ix customers can able to access a suite of local, regional and pan-European routing, transport and cloud connect services. Peering is also available through local EdgeConneX customers, including service providers, wireless carriers, content delivery networks (CDNs), enterprises and cloud providers.

The Amsterdam EDC, which is purpose-built, can provide businesses with the shortest and fastest delivery routes of any cloud-based and Internet content in the Netherlands. It offers capabilities of 20+kW per cabinet and 6kW+ per square meter, and is located in close proximity to major network provider aggregation points.

EdgeConneX’s EDC can ensure the optimal delivery of bandwidth-intensive and latency sensitive data.  Consumer and business customers can gain added security and resiliency without having to sacrifice quality or performance.  NL-ix is the fifth largest Internet exchange in the world, with over 600 connected members and peak traffic of 1.7 Tbps.

“NL-ix is familiar with many providers throughout Europe,” stated 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.”

EdgeConneX chief commercial officer Clint Heiden also commented on the new partnership.

“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,” noted Heiden.  “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.”

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