AMS-IX announced that the peak traffic is a new all-time record for AMS-IX. Internet traffic over the interconnection platform broke through the 9 terabits per second barrier on the 1st of November around 7:30 PM. The company announced that it is a result of the growth of the Amsterdam platform. The company also stated that the autumn weather is most probably also a factor since people stay indoors when the weather worsens.
Over 875 networks connected
The containment measures and the lockdown of the European governments also had an effect on the traffic increase. Multiple countries have restrictions like an evening clock, closed restaurants, and canceled events, which also contribute to people staying at home. More than 875 networks are connected to the Amsterdam interconnection hub, 75% of them are of European origin. Peter van Burgel, CEO, AMS-IX, said,
“This peak underlines the critical role AMS-IX has as digital mainport for Internet traffic across the globe. We saw tremendous growth in Internet traffic last year. In December last year, we reached a peak traffic of 7 Terabits per second, and in less than a year we’ve topped this with 2 terabits more. We live in uncertain times, but you can be sure of one thing: Internet traffic is always growing.”
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