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Hurricane Electric Announces Second European Network Expansion in Two Months with Connection to Equinix Paris Exchange

May 5, 2011 by  

Webmaster ToolboxParis – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, announced that it has connected to the Equinix Paris Exchange.

The expansion will enable Hurricane Electric to improve fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities in its next-generation IP access services.  It will also enable Equinix customers to directly exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone.


“Hurricane Electric is excited to connect to the Equinix Paris Exchange,” said Martin Levy, Director of IPv6 Strategy at Hurricane Electric. “Adding this exchange to our global network will improve our connectivity in the Greater Paris metro area and France. Hurricane Electric’s global footprint through the exchange will give customers the geographic reach and extended IPv6 functionality they are demanding.”

Hurricane’s connection to the Equinix Paris Exchange follows similar expansions in late 2010 at Comfluent in Denver, Equinix Singapore and The Northwest Access Exchange (NWAX) in Portland, Oregon.

A leader in IPv6 for over a decade, Hurricane Electric offers free IPv6 certification, DNS services and tunnel broker service.  In March, Hurricane Electric formed a Professional Services Division to help enterprises prepare and cost-effectively transition to IPv6.

About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected.  Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds up to 10 Gbps and greater.  Within its global network, the company has 45 major exchange points with connectivity to more than 1,700 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. In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California – including Fremont2, its newest 200,000 square-foot facility.

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