Internet Peering

The Internet Peering service is the most widely used exchange service. It is the common service on which the Internet exchange is based and where public peering is done. The service offers access to networks connected to the AMS-IX HK platform with only one connection - making it very cost-efficient. Public peering is done by ISPs, carriers, content providers and the like to decrease network costs, improve performance and increase redundancy.

The Internet Peering VLAN is an Ethernet based Unicast service, enabled to support both IPv4 and IPv6 natively. The service offers interface speeds of 1 or 10 Gigabit per second Ethernet (GE, 10GE) or multitudes of these speeds in aggregated setup. The peering service is IPv4 and IPv6 native and is monitored 24x7 by our NOC. All customers can view their overal live traffic and specific peering traffic (sFlow) on their dedicated my.ams-ix portal. The service details are:

Ports available

  1. 1 Gbit/s “GE” (1000BaseLX)
  2. 10 Gbit/s “10GE” (10000BaseLR)
  3. Link aggregation of the above


  1. Provisioning of non-blocking 1 GE or  10 GE port. -  In case of 10GE in fact 2 redundant ports on seperate access switches are provided, the customer network connects to a photonic switch which provides one point of access to both ports able to fail-over to the other port without loss of BGP sessions
  2. IPv4 and/or IPv6 (native)
  3. Live monitoring of traffic over AMS-IX through
  4. sFlow traffic analysis reporting per customer on IP and AS level
  5. Free access to the AMS-IX route-servers (under development)
  6. Quality of service reporting
  7. Monthly volume reports online 
  8. my.ams-ix environment for easy administration of contract, contacts and connection changes

IP details

  • One IPv4 address (1 per port) and/or IPv6 out of the prefix that is in use on the AMS-IX infrastructure.
  • PTR RR record in primary DNS for the mapping of the AMS-IX IPv4 prefix.
  • PTR RR record(s) in primary DNS for the mapping of the AMS-IX IPv6 prefix.

Service Level & Responsibilities

  • AMS-IX delivers a service from the port to the patch panel.
  • AMS-IX is responsible for correct functioning of the AMS-IX infrastructure between its switches.
  • The customer is responsible for peerings and correct functioning of its own network.
  • The customer is responsible for the necessary cabling between their router and the AMS-IX switch panel at the colocation. HGC is able to help you with this.
  • The AMS-IX Network Operations Centre (NOC) actively monitors the AMS-IX infrastructure 24x7. Problems can be reported to the AMS-IX NOC, which operates and can be contacted 24x7. Go to our contact details.

Further details on performance and service levels can be found in the service level description.


An overview of the costs of an Internet Peering VLAN connection to the AMS-IX HK infrastructure is available on the pricing page.