APRIL 22, 2008 â�� Glimmerglass (search for Glimmerglass) says that it has now shipped 20 Intelligent Optical Switches to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), the world's largest public Internet peering exchange, in support of peak traffic rates exceeding 400 Gbits/sec.
Peering is a cost-neutral arrangement between two IP networks to exchange Internet traffic in order to reduce costs and provide more direct routing of that traffic.
AMS-IX has implemented the Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Switches since 2004 to connect bandwidth between hundreds of international network connections, to maintain and upgrade software and hardware in multiple peering centers, and to prevent service outages.
"With high-definition video transfers and other high-bandwidth Internet applications continuing to grow in popularity, we expect our traffic growth each year to continue in the 70 percent range," said Job Witteman, CEO, AMS-IX. "We could be running close to an unparalleled terabit per second by the end of 2009."
Currently AMS-IX has around 300 connected members on over 500 ports. "We will continue to look towards Glimmerglass to answer our network monitoring and protection needs in response to growing demand for higher-speed connections and to service our members beyond the 400-Gbit/sec milestone," said Henk Steenman, chief technical officer for AMS-IX.