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Hurricane Electric Continues its Network Expansion in Canada with New Point-of-Presence at Cologix in Montreal

August 29, 2012 by  

Web Hosting ServicesMontreal – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today that it has established a point-of-presence (PoP) at Cologix’s Montreal facility (formerly Canix 3) located at 1250 Rene Levesque West, Montreal, Canada.

The new PoP will allow carriers at Cologix’s Montreal facility to exchange IP traffic and “peer” directly with Hurricane Electric’s expanding global network. The new PoP will expand access to Hurricane’s next-generation Internet and IPv6 systems and services through 10GE (10 gigabit Ethernet), GigE (1 gigabit Ethernet) and100BaseT network connections.

Hurricane Electric’s new PoP in Montreal continues Hurricane Electric’s rapid expansion in Canada and follows Hurricane Electric’s April announcement of a new PoP at Cologix’s Vancouver facility.

“Hurricane Electric is excited to build on its relationship with Cologix,” said Mike Leber, Hurricane Electric’s President. “Being able to peer with up to seventy new carriers in Cologix’s Montreal facilities furthers Hurricane Electric’s commitment to giving Canadian customers access to best-of-breed IP connectivity.”

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 1,800 associated IPv6 backbones.

About Hurricane Electric
Fremont, California-based 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 is connected to 54 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 2,200 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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