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Hurricane Electric Expands Into Asia

May 26, 2011 by  

Webmaster ToolboxTokyo, Japan and Fremont, Calif. – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, announced that it has significantly expanded its network reach in Asia with connections to the Japan Network Access Point (JPNAP) and the Japan Internet Exchange (JPIX).

Hurricane Electric’s expanded connectivity to Japanese networks provides reduced latency and improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities.  The added direct connectivity paths also increase the reach of Hurricane Electric’s next-generation (IPv6) Internet infrastructure and services.  


“Hurricane Electric’s connections to both JPNAP and JPIX expand our network footprint in the Asia Pacific region,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “With the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) out of conventionally allocated IPv4 addresses, these connections will allow new and existing customers in Japan to receive the IPv6 functionality they are demanding.”

Hurricane Electric’s expansion to the JPNAP and JPIX closely follows other global expansions, including the connection to the Equinix Paris Exchange two weeks ago and the March expansion at Telehouse Paris 2 Voltaire.

A leader in IPv6 for over a decade, Hurricane Electric offers free IPv6 certification, DNS services and tunnel broker services.  In March, Hurricane Electric formed a Professional Services Division to help enterprises cost-effectively prepare and 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.  Within its global network, Hurricane Electric 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.  Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds exceeding 10 Gbps.

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