For Internet networking companies the benefits of connecting to AMS-IX Caribbean are major. AMS-IX Caribbean provides the following benefits to its customers:
One of the major costs involved in any Internet related business today is that of upstream connectivity or transit. Our infrastructure allows to interconnect and exchange IP traffic, better known as peering, directly with all other AMS-IX Caribbean customers. This reduces the need to send traffic through a commercial transit provider.
Internet exchanges are about redundancy. By adding multiple routes to peers at several exchanges you increase the redundancy in your network, not just relying on one point of interconnect or your transit provider.
The control over traffic flows and service quality increases as you have more information and direct influence over where traffic is going and how capacity is managed. Moreover, the increased buying power by having local alternatives for the remainder of traffic means a better position when buying tranport or transit from third parties.