Blue NAP Americas Curaçao: AMS-IX Caribbean deploys Point-of-Presence in Blue NAP Americas data centre

Mar 26, 2019 | Posted by Eric Bell

AMS-IX announced today that it has expanded its Caribbean Internet Exchange to a second data center in Curacao. Customers of the Blue NAP Americas can now connect directly to the IXP.

Curaçao is a small island in the Southern Caribbean and without a doubt a niche Interconnection market, but nonetheless networks in Curaçao now have a 2nd option to join the Internet Exchange.

The AMS-IX Press Release
March 25, 2019 - We are proud to announce that AMS-IX Caribbean is expanding into Blue NAP Americas (BNA) data centre in Willemstad, Curaçao. The Blue NAP Americas data centre will become the second AMS-IX Point-of-Presence (POP) in the Caribbean region next to the E-Commerce Park (ECP) data centre where AMS-IX Caribbean is present since 2008.
Blue NAP Americas Tier-IV data centre Curaçao

The second Point-of-Presence (POP) of AMS-IX Caribbean.

AMS-IX Caribbean Director Nico Scheper comments: “I am delighted to see that the Blue NAP Americas data centre is becoming our second POP in Curaçao. Our presence in both BNA and ECP data centres not only adds resiliency to our network set-up but it also creates diversity on the level of submarine cable connectivity, as submarine cables like the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS) are now also accessible. Furthermore, I would like to emphasize the importance of Curaçao as a connectivity hub and the connectivity opportunities it offers, not only for Curaçao, but for the whole region due to the presence of a large amount of submarine cables connecting us with the rest of the LATAM region.”

“The deployment of the AMS-IX Caribbean POP in our Tier-IV data centre in Curaçao strengthens Blue NAP Americas services towards our customers,” says Ton van den Berg, General Manager Blue NAP Americas: “With AMS-IX Caribbean, we do not only provide a secure and reliable data centre facility, we can now also offer internet exchange services for the whole LATAM region.”
Photo caption: Blue NAP Americas Chief Commercial Officer Danilo Zabala (left), AMS-IX Caribbean Director Nico Scheper (middle) and Blue NAP Americas General Manager Ton van den Berg (right) standing at the AMS-IX Caribbean Point-of-Presence (POP).


About Blue NAP Americas

Launched in December 2016 by Dataplanet N.V. in Curaçao, Blue NAP Americas is carrier-neutral data centre designed, built and operated according to Tier-IV certification standards. In addition to serving the region as a Network Access Point (NAP), it offers a comprehensive portfolio of data centre solutions including Physical Colocation, Private Cloud Services, Business Continuity and Managed Services. Blue NAP Americas is connected to a diverse network of fibre optic submarine cables that allows direct access to multiple global carriers.