ERA-IX chooses AFIBER for network expansion and achieves groundbreaking growth

ERA-IX, a leading player in Internet Exchange services in Amsterdam, has taken the next step in its impressive growth journey. AFIBER, known for its high-quality fiber networks and flexible solutions, has recently delivered fiber connectivity between NIKHEF and Equinix AM7 to enhance the capacity and redundancy of ERA-IX.

ERA-IX, an initiative of Hybula B.V. and Eranium B.V, is renowned as one of the fastest-growing internet exchanges globally, currently processing over 1 Tbit/s of traffic. This new connection with AFIBER underscores their commitment to providing the best possible service to their expanding customer base.

The ERA-IX platform offers members the ability to connect via cross-connects in the operational facilities, physically linked to their robust backbone. This ensures the most reliable peering experience, enabling customers to seamlessly and efficiently exchange data.

Some of ERA-IX’s distinguishing features include:

  • AS2AS statistics: In the customer portal, members can precisely see which other networks they are exchanging the most traffic with through the ERA-IX platform. AS2AS destinations provide insight into specific traffic at the ASN level.
  • ARP suppression: ERA-IX has implemented advanced ARP suppression to minimize broadcast pollution.
  • Spoofing Incidents: The platform offers opt-in functionality to assist network operators in preventing spoofed IP packets on the internet. The system proactively detects unwanted packets traversing the internet and notifies network operators.

 

With highly competitive and reliable exchange ports, ERA-IX offers unmatched value at a price of just €0.0075 per Mbps. Furthermore, ERA-IX excels in efficient energy usage, with a total consumption of less than 1000 watts, minimizing their environmental impact.

For more information about ERA-IX and its services, visit https://www.era-ix.com.

Tamer, responsible for infrastructure at Eranium, expressed his enthusiasm for this collaboration: “We are delighted with our expansion into Equinix data centers in the Amsterdam region. This is a pivotal step in our strategy to provide connectivity to the most concentrated and connected data centers in Amsterdam, enabling our members to seamlessly exchange traffic via our platform. AFIBER has supported our team with unwavering confidence by delivering fiber connectivity from NIKHEF to Equinix AM7. With a delivery time of just a few days and efficient routes, I am highly satisfied with the service provided by the AFIBER team. If we plan further expansion, I would gladly recommend AFIBER again.”

AFIBER’s optical network offers comprehensive fiber and xWDM coverage in a significant portion of the Netherlands, with direct access to key data centers and various regional and national fiber optic networks. This collaboration with ERA-IX underscores the flexibility, quality, and speed for which AFIBER is known. For more information, please contact Olivier ten Wolde at sales@afiber.net or call +31(0)20 225 0025.

About AFIBER
AFIBER is an independent provider of fiber optic connectivity for business customers and service providers. We help organizations with the delivery and management of high-quality networks between branches, data centers, cloud providers, and providers of network and IT services.

AFIBER offers business customers fiber optic coverage in a large part of the Netherlands. This fiber optic network is connected to the main data centers and various regional and national fiber optic networks. This enables us to make an independent choice for our customers for the right connectivity for your company network.