Reputedly the world's busiest Internet peering point, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange - or AMS-IX - has had to replace its core routers as its overall used capacity is now peaking at just over 370Gbit/s.
AMS-IX acts as the interconnect for over 280 ISPs and is working to keep up with 100 percent year-on-year traffic growth. It also hosts mobile data exchanges where GPRS networks are peered.
It's now in the process of replacing its core routers with NetIron MLX-32 chassis switch-routers from Foundry Networks, each with 128 10Gig ports and 3.2Tbit/s of backplane capacity.
AMS-IX CEO Job Witteman reckons that the exchange could hit 1Tbit/s of traffic as soon as the end of 2008, thanks to Web 2.0 and so on.
He says some of AMS-IX's customers will soon need more than eight parallel 10Gig Ethernet connections each. Clearly, 100Gig Ethernet can't come along too soon for some people...