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AMS-IX Expands U.S. Presence with CoreSite in Chicago

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CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) , a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center solutions across the U.S., today announced that AMS-IX USA Inc., a subsidiary of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) in Amsterdam, has established an AMS-IX Chicago Point-of-Presence (PoP) in CoreSite’s CH1 data center. This PoP enables both companies to provide additional peering opportunities to the Chicago Internet and technology community. AMS-IX’s Chicago deployment follows its most recent deployment of a PoP with CoreSite in the Silicon Valley market in December 2014.

AMS-IX Chicago provides a physical platform where organizations can meet to exchange Internet traffic in a stable, fast and cost-effective manner. AMS-IX Chicago builds on the neutral and distributed formula of AMS-IX, which is the world’s largest Internet connectivity hub with approximately 700 connected parties and a peak Internet traffic rate of close to 3.5 Tb/s.

“CoreSite’s secure, network-rich Chicago data center is the perfect location for us to further grow AMS-IX Chicago and expand our choice of peering opportunities,” said Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “With years of experience in operating high-performance data center and colocation facilities in the United States, we see CoreSite as a trusted and reliable colocation partner.”

CoreSite’s CH1 facility is strategically located in downtown Chicago, providing access to low-latency network connections to the city’s financial, healthcare, media and other enterprises. Enabling that access, CoreSite’s CH1 data center hosts over 50 network and cloud service providers, supported by the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange and CoreSite’s commitment to excellence in customer service.

“Peering exchanges are an integral part of the Internet, and AMS-IX Chicago will bring another valuable option to CoreSite customers in the Chicago market,” said Brian Warren, SVP Product and Marketing for CoreSite. “AMS-IX has a proven strategy of building industry-leading Internet Exchanges around the world, and we look forward to working with AMS-IX in Chicago as we have in the Silicon Valley.”

About CoreSite

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) delivers secure, reliable, high-performance data center solutions across eight key North American markets. More than 800 of the world’s leading enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads. Our scalable, flexible solutions and 350+ dedicated employees consistently deliver unmatched data center options — all of which leads to a best-in-class customer experience and lasting relationships. For more information, visit

About AMS-IX Chicago

AMS-IX Chicago is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange, distributed across two data centers in Chicago, IL, U.S. This platform is modeled after AMS-IX in Amsterdam, providing a professional, high-quality, non-blocking peering service for all types of IP traffic, from regular IP data to Voice over IP, mobile Internet traffic and video.

AMS-IX Chicago is the third deployment of AMS-IX USA Inc., following on from AMS-IX New York and AMS-IX Bay Area. AMS-IX USA Inc. is a subsidiary of AMS-IX in Amsterdam. Founded in 1997, AMS-IX is the world’s leading Internet Exchange interconnecting over 700 unique IP networks from around the globe. Additionally, AMS-IX hosts the first mobile peering points worldwide: the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX), the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX). For more information, visit

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