(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Colocation provider Zayo (www.zayo.com) announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Internet backbone carrier Hurricane Electric (www.he.net) to provide low cost IPv6 connectivity.
According to the press release, the partnership will provide Hurricane Electric customers with low cost Internet IPv
6 connectivity throughout Phoenix, Arizona. It will connect through Zayo’s Metro Ethernet Transport services to the Phoenix NAP data center.
“Zayo is looking forward to a successful partnership with Hurricane Electric providing their customers with 100Mbps, 1 Gig and 10 Gig Ethernet services,” John Real, general manager for Zayo’s Western region said in a statement.
Zayo and Hurricane Electric plan to partner in additional markets as well including Seattle, Ashburn, Dallas, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, New York, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Chicago.
“Hurricane Electric is delighted to partner with Zayo to provide fast IPv6 Internet connectivity. IPv6 has a vastly larger address space, mandates network-layer security and simplifies certain network configuration tasks versus earlier IP implementations,” Reid Fishler, director, carrier sales/purchasing at Hurricane Electric stated. “We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Zayo over the next few months.”
This partnership comes a month after Hurricane Electric created a new professional services division to assist enterprises with their transition to IPv6.