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Press Release -- March 24th, 2016
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Hurricane Electric Brings High Speed Internet Transit to Hawaii with New Point of Presence at DRFortress

Customers of Hawaii’s premier data center and digital hub will now have direct access to Hurricane Electric’s robust global network

HONOLULU & FREMONT, Calif. – March 24, 2016 –Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, continues to expand its global network with the opening of its first Hawaiian Point of Presence (PoP) at DRFortress; 3375 Koapaka St., Honolulu, HI, 96819.

The largest data center and cloud services provider operating in Hawaii, DRFortress is also the only carrier-neutral data center in the state. As the most advanced commercial colocation facility in the region, DRFortress is the primary peering point in Hawaii for major wireline and wireless carriers, enterprises, cable companies, and ISPs. The company’s data center houses the densest concentration of IP carriers in Hawaii and the facility plays a vital role as the only commercial Internet Exchange hub in the state. Due to its strategic location within the Oceania region, DRFortress offers connectivity services to clients within its data center, throughout Hawaii and beyond.

“This new Point of Presence opens a range of exciting opportunities for Hurricane Electric, as Hawaii is at the nexus of submarine cables in the Pacific,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “We’re delighted that this latest expansion will bring our reliable high-speed IP transit to yet another growing market in the Asia-Pac region. Not only will this be extremely beneficial to customers of DRFortress, but will provide Hurricane Electric with a more direct path to the Pacific Islands.”

The new exchange point will provide customers of DRFortress access to Hurricane Electric’s IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. They will also have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s global network while enjoying lower latency and fewer router hops. The company’s premier dual stack network can deliver wirespeed 10GE IPv6 transit on the same port as existing IPv4 transit for seamless data transmission. The new Honolulu PoP will also give customers of DRFrotress the ability to utilize the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) offered by Hurricane Electric, helping them identify the shortest path for reduced network hops and faster traffic delivery.

About Hurricane Electric
Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv4 and IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 120 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 5,000 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, three 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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