(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Colocation provider and Internet backbone carrier Hurricane Electric (www.he.net) announced on Thursday that it has established a point-of-presence within the VegasNAP (www.vegasnap.com) data center.
This announcement follows VegasNAP’s partnership with Washington data center operator WORLDLINK Inc established in February.
“Now that Hurricane Electric is operating a PoP in our facility, both our clients as well as other local and regional businesses have the unique opportunity to connect directly to one of the top-ranked global Internet backbones,” Rob Tyree, VegasNAP’s chief technology officer said in a statement. “Clients within our facility will now be able to access Hurricane Electric’s network with a simple cross connect, and any businesses that wish to connect that do not have a presence at VegasNAP can do so using one of the numerous transport providers that are available at our facility. This new PoP is a big step in our goal to become the primary network access point (NAP) for Southern Nevada.”
In July 2010, the WHIR did a Q&A interview with Tyree where he discussed the details of the new VegasNAP data center.
The 7,000 square foot facility features high-end security and access control systems, digital remote monitoring and recording equipment and uninterruptible power supply systems for continuous power availability with on-site generator backup.
“Las Vegas is a growing telecom market and in order to operate in our business of interconnecting with other networks and providing them with native IPv6 connectivity, we needed a truly carrier neutral colocation facility to work with. VegasNAP fills this vital role,” Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric stated.
Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 over the same connection at speeds up to 10 Gbps. According to the press release, the company has 45 major exchange points that connect to more than 1,600 different networks.
Hurricane Electric says it employs a “resilient fiber topology” over its four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the US and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia.
As an IPv6-native Internet backbone, Hurricane Electric does not rely on internal tunnels for connectivity to IPv6. The company first deployed IPv6 in 2001, and now connects to more than 1,200 associated IPv6 backbones.