|[August 21, 2014]
Hurricane Electric Continues to Expand Global Network with New Point of Presence at DC74 in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native
Internet backbone, today announced that it has added a new Point of
Presence (PoP) at DC74,
located at 3101 International Airport Drive, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC
The new PoP will enable customers at DC74's "colocation campus" to
experience improved fault tolerance, lower latency and increased network
capacity through 100GE (100 gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 gigabit
Ethernet), Gig (1 gigabit Ethernet) and 100BaseT network connections.
Additionally, customers of DC74 will now have the opportunity to
exchange IP traffic, or "peer," with Hurricane Electric's (News - Alert) rich global
network. The end result will be improved bandwidth, reliability, and
congestion management capabilities at DC74.
"Our new PoP will have numerous benefits including higher throughput and
lower latency," said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric.
"Access to Hurricane Electric's global network infrastructure and
next-generation IP services will give DC74 a clear advantage over their
An IPv6 leader for over a decade, Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6
on its global backbone in 2001 and successfully circumnavigated the
planet earlier in 2014. Hurricane Electric's global Internet backbone is
one of the few that is IPv6-native and does not rely on internet tunnels
for IPv6 connectivity. IPv6 is offered as a core service and every
customer is provided both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity.
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 80 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly
with more than 3,500 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. 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://www.he.net
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