AMS-IX Embraces Open Network Automation with Pluribus

How can you transport over 6.3 Tb/s of traffic from 870 customers in 14 data centers across three continents, all with only 56 employees? That’s the challenge facing Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) every day, and it’s only getting bigger based on growth in traffic, customers and service offerings.

To meet this challenge, AMS-IX continually pursues innovation in its internet exchange (IX) platforms using cutting-edge technology. So when the AMS-IX networking team needed to upgrade their management network, it’s no surprise that they embraced open networking and next-generation SDN by choosing Pluribus.

AMS-IX deployed Dell open networking switches with the Pluribus Netvisor® ONE network operating system and Adaptive Cloud Fabric™(ACF) across their entire network, creating a unified multi-site data center network fabric.

What did they accomplish? Here are just a few highlights:

  1. More capacity, more resilience and better network utilization
  2. Radically simplified, automated fabric-wide network operations, including monitoring and analytics
  3. Streamlined and rapid deployment of multi-site connectivity services with one-touch fabric-wide provisioning
  4. Deep segmentation and isolation of user groups and applications, including production network operations, storage/VM replication and employee/office internet (Figure 1)
AMS-IX Applications Enabled by Fabric-Wide Segmentation
Figure 1: AMS-IX Applications Enabled by Fabric-Wide Segmentation


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About the Author

Jay Gill

Jay Gill

Jay Gill is Senior Director of Marketing at Pluribus Networks, responsible for product marketing and open networking thought leadership. Prior to Pluribus, he guided product marketing for optical networking at Infinera, and held a variety of positions at Cisco focused on growing the company’s service provider business. Earlier in his career, Jay worked in engineering and product development at several service providers including both incumbents and startups. Jay holds a BSEE and MSEE from Stanford and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.