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Hurricane Electric Expands Global Network into Phoenix with Telx

June 27, 2010 by  

Hosting ToolboxPHOENIX – Hurricane Electric, a leading Internet backbone and IPv6 Internet Service Provider, today announced that it has extended its network to Phoenix, connecting into Telx’s Phoenix colocation facility. Selecting Telx’s industry-leading service provider ecosystem in Phoenix, Hurricane Electric can improve fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities for the delivery of next-generation IP access services. It will also enable Telx’s Global Marketplace of customers to directly exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone.

The increasing demand for IPv6 content has led to Hurricane Electric’s expansion. By leveraging Telx’s high-quality and network-rich data center to easily deploy network nodes, Hurricane Electric will provide next-generation and reliable IP access services for its customers.


“We are excited to expand our partnership with Telx,” said Martin Levy, director of IPv6 strategy at Hurricane Electric. “Our growing footprint through Telx will give our customers the extended IPv6 functionality they are demanding.”

Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001. It is one of the few global Internet backbones that is IPv6-native and does not rely on internal tunnels for its IPv6 connectivity. IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity, as well as classic IPv4 connectivity.

Last November, Hurricane Electric announced that its IPv6 network had doubled in less than a year to more than 600 associated IPv6 backbones. As of today, Hurricane Electric has further increased its count of associated IPv6 backbones to more than 830.

About Hurricane Electric

Fremont, Calif-based Hurricane Electric is a leading Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider. Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and owns several data centers in Fremont, Calif, running multiple N-by-10 Gbps links throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Founded by Mike Leber in his garage in 1994, Hurricane Electric now operates the largest IPv6 Internet Backbone in the world as measured by the number of networks connected.

For additional information on Hurricane Electric, please visit www.he.net.

About Telx

Telx is a leading provider of interconnection, colocation and business exchange services in strategic, high demand North American markets. With 15 premier facilities, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to the industry’s highest performance networks and access to more than 800 leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with four facilities in the New York Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, three facilities in California (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta and, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, NC.

For more information about Telx, visit www.telx.com.

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