HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) announced AMS-IX Hong Kong (AMS-IX HK), an Internet exchange platform jointly developed by HGC and Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) in 2012 has welcomed Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, to be one of the connected members.
This new addition enables AMS-IX HK members, including over-the-top (OTT) providers, internet content providers, internet service providers, content delivery networks, public cloud providers and digital media providers, gaming companies, to access routes and content from Alibaba Cloud through private or public peering at carrier-grade level exchange platform on top of the other existing members such as Akamai, Amazon, Cloudflare, DoCoMo Pacific, Google, Microsoft, Riot Games, and Twitter.
AMS-IX HK hosts one of the leading public peering interconnection platforms where members exchange a considerable amount of IP-traffic. Peering at AMS-IX HK further helps members to enhance their network efficiency and expansion in a cost-effective way, enabling them to offer low latency and engage better online experiences for their end-users. With HGC and AMS-IX concerted efforts, AMS-IX HK also aims at providing their customers with updated, innovative, and tailor-made solutions to stay ahead in this competitive business environment.
Onno Bos, Sales Director of AMS-IX said: “Our exchange in Hong Kong has seen remarkable growth last year in traffic and in the number of connected networks. Alibaba Cloud connecting to the exchange will not only enhance their connectivity, but it also enables existing customers on the Hong Kong platform to connect to global destinations.
Cliff Tam, Vice President – Global Data Strategy, International Business of HGC, said: “We are thrilled to have broadened our AMS-IX Internet Exchange portfolio further with Alibaba Cloud. As a result of the growing number of connected parties, AMS-IX Hong Kong reached a new traffic peak of 82.42 Gbps with a total connected capacity of 545 Gbps as of May 2021. Users in Asia can access extensive local and international internet networks via a single platform with a capacity of up to 100Gbps to cope with the skyrocketed internet usage. In the time ahead, AMS-IX HK will continue to deliver comprehensive Internet Exchange peering services, as well as to boost regional Internet traffic and develop Hong Kong into a major Internet Exchange hub in APAC, serving potential partners in Australia, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, etc.”