WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT), and AMS-IX USA Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for AMS-IX USA Inc. to build and operate a neutral Internet Exchange in DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.'s ("DFT") NJ1 data center located in Piscataway, New Jersey.
The AMS-IX New Jersey node will be built within DFT's NJ1 data center and will become part of AMS-IX New York; a neutral distributed Internet exchange point for the New York/ New Jersey area. AMS-IX is based in Amsterdam and is the largest Internet Exchange in the world, connecting over 600 IP networks from nearly 60 countries with around 1,130 ports.
DuPont Fabros Technology has built a robust tri-lateral underground conduit system that encompasses a 3 mile radius of its NJ1 data center. This conduit system provides three fully diverse and redundant underground fiber entrances into the facility. At present, there are 20 network carriers including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI) Network which provide connectivity services to DFT's NJ1 customers. Additionally, NJ1 offers its customers connectivity to hubs in the NY/NJ area and to sub-sea cable landing stations in Long Island and New Jersey connecting the Eastern seaboard of the United States to Europe and South America.The AMS-IX New Jersey node at NJ1 will be built both as a core-switch and as an edge-switch site of AMS-IX New York. The switching architecture will be based on Brocade MLX routers with full peering services provided by AMS-IX USA Inc., while DFT will provide Cross Connects to the exchange. AMS-IX USA Inc.'s agreement supports DFT's plan to host an Open-IX certified Internet Exchange in each of its four markets. The AMS-IX New Jersey node at NJ1 is expected to be live before the end of 2013 and AMS-IX New York will offer incentivized port pricing to DFT's customers through the end of 2014. The Open Internet Exchange (Open-IX) Association is a member-governed non-profit organization working at a fast pace to drive the expansion of neutral Internet Exchanges, reduce interconnection complexity and cost, and improve access to networks within critical interconnection markets. DFT and AMS-IX USA Inc. intend to apply for Open-IX certification of the NJ1 data center and AMS-IX New York respectively. Open-IX information can be found at: www.open-ix.org "DFT's Piscataway data center provides us with a great peering location outside of Manhattan. It is strategically located in New Jersey and enables a straight line in the shortest possible distance East of Chicago," said Job Whitteman, CEO at AMS-IX. "We expect this Internet Exchange to evolve into a major interconnection hub outside of Manhattan furthering complementing DFT's interconnection services for its customers." "We are pleased to be partnering with AMS-IX USA Inc. in making our NJ1 data center in Piscataway the first New Jersey site to be part of the AMS-IX New York distributed internet exchange," said Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations at DFT. "The AMS-IX New Jersey node at NJ1 will offer DFT customers a unique opportunity to directly peer their IP traffic on the AMS-IX New York's distributed peering fabric and experience improved network performance." About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenanted wholesale data centers. The Company's facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company's customers outsource their mission critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company's ten data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.5 million gross square feet and 218 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.dft.com. About AMS-IX Established in the early 1990s, AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. AMS-IX interconnects over 600 IP networks and its business traffic has a peak of around 2.5 Terabit per second, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the world. The AMS-IX platform provides a professional, high quality, non-blocking peering service for all types of IP traffic, be it regular IP data such as email or web content, to also video/TV and hosting and cloud parties. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX). AMS-IX deploys two other Internet Exchanges abroad: AMS-IX Hong Kong in the Asia Pacific region and AMS-IX Caribbean based in Curacao. Currently, the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange Point is being built. For more information on AMS-IX Corporate, please visit www.ams-ix.net, and on AMS-IX New York: https://nynj.ams-ix.net