Tilaa, the Dutch hosting provider and supplier of virtual private servers and private clouds, has announced that it is the first official customer for the AMS-IX 100GE backbone of CO2-neutral data center EvoSwitch, in Haarlem. AMS-IX is one of the largest internet hubs in the world with nearly 500 affiliated independent networks. The AMS-IX Point of Presence (PoP) which is now live at EvoSwitch, allows the data center to offer both new and existing customers the ability to connect to the internet node via a single, 100GE backbone connection.
Eric Boonstra, Managing Director of EvoSwitch, said: "As a colocation provider with an AMS-IX PoP, we can offer professional hosting providers, such as Tilaa, an even better service - particularly for those with international ambitions via Amsterdam as a gateway to Europe."
EvoSwitch became certified as an AMS-IX co-location provider, following a thorough audit of both its technical infrastructure and its operational procedures. This audit is part of an ongoing AMS-IX program, which intends to improve the quality of the technical infrastructure, operational documentation and testing processes, and thus the continuity of the service provided by the internet hub. The standard contains all relevant regulations and standards, including TIA 942 and ISO 27000.
Henk Steenman, CTO of AMS-IX said: "For the PoP at EvoSwitch we installed a Brocade MLX-8-1GE switch for connections and two Brocade MLXe-32 switches for 100GE and 10GE connections. We also provided EvoSwitch with 100GE redundant backbone connections. The high capacity of our hub ensures low latency and minimal delay for all of our customers.”
Eric Boonstra, added: "The AMS-IX PoP confirms to EvoSwitch that we are on the right track in that we are not only successful in the field of green business, but that we are also a great starting point for hosting providers who want to grow internationally or who deal with a high volume of traffic "
Tilaa is a self-service cloud provider which offers its customers secure, scalable and platform-independent services. The company designs, builds and maintains private clouds, offering solutions including virtual desktop infrastructures, multi-data center solutions and business-critical or high-capacity sites. Its customers have the ability to self-organize everything on the website and servers are available immediately.
Gerben van de Ven, one of the owners of Tilaa, said: "Tilaa is currently going through a growth spurt, with network traffic continuing to increase. Via the connection to AMS-IX, we are able to lower response times that we can offer our customers. Along with economies of scale cost advantages and shorter connections to other networks, we are very pleased with this new connection. "
Tilaa was an existing customer of EvoSwitch before the AMS-IX PoP was announced: "We decided to go into business with EvoSwitch for its green, CO2-neutral offerings,” continued van de Ven. “As a provider of virtual private servers and private clouds, we also consider ourselves a green company, because virtualization is an energy-saving technique; with virtual private servers combining multiple virtual servers on one physical server, we are able to make significant energy savings. "
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