Private Interconnect

A Private Interconnect (PI) enables direct traffic exchange between 2 autonomous networks over a dedicated VLAN on the AMS-IX India infrastructure. The PI VLAN can be implemented either on a dedicated port or on an existing port with (802.1) Q-tagging.

PI service description

A PI connection has two parties:

  • Initiator - The Initiator is the AMS-IX India contact point for the VLAN. The "ownership" of the VLAN lies with the Initiator.
  • Participant - The other party is termed the Participant.

Note that both Initiator and Participant must be AMS-IX India connected networks.


  • See Internet Peering service description for port description features
  • AMS-IX will assign a private VLAN number
  • AMS-IX will configure a port in the PI VLAN and assign it to the Initiator.
  • AMS-IX will configure a port in the PI VLAN and assign it to the Participant.

Technical details

  • AMS-IX does not assign IP addresses in the PI VLANs. This is up to the participating parties.
  • Both parties have access to the AMS-IX NOC in case of problems.
  • In case of problems the following information should be supplied to the NOC:
    - Names of both parties involved
    - PI VLAN identification.
    - For further responsibilities see the Internet Peering service description.

Applying for the Private Interconnect service

  • If you are not AMS-IX India connected yet you need to apply for a connection first.
  • AMS-IX India customers can apply for a PI connection by ordering a PI form on the environment.