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Huawei Technologies

September 02, 2016 09:00 ET

AMS-IX Chooses Huawei OSN902 100G WDM Data Center Solution

Huawei Provides Tailored Solution for World Leading Internet Exchange to Ensure an Economical and Efficient Metro Area Network

SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwired - Sep 2, 2016) - Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solution provider, has today announced that AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), the world's leading Internet Exchange located in The Netherlands, has selected the Huawei OSN902 100G WDM data center solution to maintain an economical and efficient metro area network as traffic and capacity continues to grow in the era of cloud, online video and IoT.

Huawei OSN902 provides high security encryption, high capacity, simple management with ultra-low power and front-to-back cooling for a green IT and data center environment.

Working closely with AMS-IX to understand its unique set of needs and challenges, Huawei provided a tailored WDM exchange solution. Companies requiring complex data center solutions are typically confronted with a number of problems, for example, incompatibility between traditional WDM equipment, creating data center inefficiencies and maintenance of optical equipment automation.

"As enterprises and service providers adopt an ever increasing number of big data and cloud-based solutions, catering for the huge demands on their network capacity is a constant challenge for Internet Exchanges," commented Wonder Wang, CEO Huawei Technologies Netherlands. "From now on, AMS-IX will be able to easily manage the traffic in its metro area network for the benefit of millions of end-users."

"AMS-IX has grown from two Points-of-Presence into a metro area network, built on the use of hundreds of fibers. In the past year we have been looking for a Data Center Interconnect (DCI) solution to bring down cost and implementation time for extra bandwidth while ensuring a future-proof network for our customers," commented Henk Steenman, CTO of AMS-IX. "With its OSN902, Huawei has delivered a solution that perfectly fits these requirements. As we were able to work closely with Huawei they could provide us with a tailored, cost-efficient and easy to manage DCI solution."

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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About AMS-IX

Established in the early 1990s, AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral, non-profit and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Business Internet traffic at AMS-IX has a peak of close to 5 Terabits per second (Tbps) and it interconnects around 800 IP networks, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the world.

The AMS-IX platform provides IP interconnection and peering services of a guaranteed high quality for all types of IP traffic, irrespective whether this is traditional data, Voice over IP, mobile Internet traffic or video. By means of peering, these networks can provide their end users (both consumers as well as companies) with stabile, fast and cost-efficient Internet services.

AMS-IX also manages the world's first mobile peering points: The Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX), the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the IPX interconnection points. Furthermore, AMS-IX also manages two additional Internet Exchanges abroad: AMS-IX Hong Kong and AMS-IX Caribbean on Curaçao. AMS-IX's subsidiary company AMS-IX USA Inc. manages AMS-IX Bay Area, AMS-IX Chicago and AMS-IX New York in the United States.

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