|[December 18, 2013]
Hurricane Electric Expands Global Internet Backbone In Canada with New Connection to the Winnipeg Internet Exchange
WINNIPEG, Manitoba --(Business Wire)--
Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native
Internet backbone and a leading colocation
provider, today announced that it has connected to the Winnipeg
The new expansion will allow customers of WPGIX to experience improved
fault tolerance, lower latency and increased network capacity through
both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity. Additionally, WPGIX customers will now
have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or "peer," with Hurricane
Electric's rich global Internet backbone.
"Hurricane Electric (News - Alert) is excited to expand the reach of its
next-generation IPv6 Internet infrastructure in Canada," said Mike
Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. "This newest connection will
improve Hurricane Electric's connectivity in the Greater Winnipeg area
and highlights our continued commitment to the Canadian market."
Last month, Hurricane Electric announced the addition of six
new connections throughout Eastern Europe.
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 75 major exchange points and
exchanges traffic directly with more than 3,200 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 Fremont 2,
its newest 208,000 square foot facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4
and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including
10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet.
For more information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://he.net.
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