Since 1996 Nikhef, together with SARA, has served as housing partner for the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) and its members. Nowadays around 400 members connect to the AMS-IX at Nikhef, generating a substantial part of the total AMS-IX public peering traffic.
Nikhef houses one other Internet exchange: NL-IX. Various essential Internet services are also located at Nikhef: an any-cast K-root server from RIPE NCC, an F-root server from ISC and several country code TLD servers.
NetActuate uses our network POP in NIKHEF along with our location in Evoswitch to deliver cloud, colocation and IP transit/transport at Scale.
Rack space in a 19" rack for router and auxiliary equipment
Rack dimensions 46U: 60 x 90 x 220 cm (width x depth x height)
Per rack a redundant 230V, 50 Hz, 16A power feed
Overhead fiber cabling system
Closed circuit television system
24*7 entrance to building with customer-registration
24*7 security on site (campus)
Intelligent hands and feet during regular working hours
Additional services can be arranged e.g.
cable connections for private peering
note: connections from the Nikhef housing site to the other Sciencepark-sites, SARA and TeleCity, are managed by SARA and TeleCity respectively (see 'fees and contracts')
Location is everything. NetActuate operates 27+ high availability network POPs that deliver Anycast, multihomed BPG blended bandwidth, and direct cloud connect services that can be deployed across VPS, dedicated bare metal servers, and colocation infrastructure in 6 continents.