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Hurricane Electric Adds New Global Points of Presence

September 22, 2010 by  

Hosting ServicesDenver CO, Portland OR, and Singapore – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and a leading colocation provider, today announced that it has established points-of-presence at Comfluent located at 910 15th St., Denver, CO;  Equinix Singapore located at 20 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore and The Northwest Access Exchange (NWAX) in Portland, OR.

Hurricane Electric’s expansion in the two facilities will enable customers of Comfluent and Equinix Singapore to exchange IP traffic or “peer” directly with Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone.  


Hurricane Electric’s connection to NWAX in Portland, OR will reduce latency and router hops for Northwest connections.  Two weeks ago, Hurricane Electric announced a new PoP at The Pittock Building located at 921 SW Washington St., Portland, OR.

“Hurricane Electric’s presence at these locations will enable the smooth delivery of next-generation IP services by improving fault tolerance, balancing traffic loads and reducing congestion,” said Martin Levy, Hurricane Electric’s Director of IPv6 Strategy.

Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001.  Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone is one of the few 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.  Hurricane Electric connects to more than 900 associated IPv6 backbones.

In addition to access to Hurricane’s Electric’s vast network, Hurricane offers enterprises free IPv6 certification and tunnel broker service.

Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection, at speeds up to 10 Gbps. Within its own global network, the company has 45 major exchange points with connectivity to more than 1,500 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia.

About Hurricane Electric
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, California, 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.

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