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AMS-IX Tallies 2012 Traffic

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AMSTERDAM -- 2012 was a successful year for the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). Among the many achievements were the record of 2 Terabits per second (Tbps) peak traffic number, surpassing 1,000 customer ports and a record of 115 new network applications. AMS-IX showed a strong growth in 2012. From a new record of 500 connected IP networks in July to 540 networks exchanging traffic at AMS-IX in December. This number makes AMS-IX the world’s largest Internet exchange. The total Internet traffic volume at AMS-IX grew 29 percent to 4.1 Exabyte (4.140.000 Terabyte) last year. This is equivalent to 6,900 large Mass Storage Systems. Moreover, the IPv6 traffic rate grew from 2 Gbps till 6 Gbps, making AMS-IX the world’s largest interconnection hub for IPv6 traffic. Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V. (AMS-IX)

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