Hurricane Electric, an IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, has enhanced its Asian network expansion effort with new connections to the Japan Network Access Point and the Japan Internet Exchange (JPIX).
Through this latest expansion effort, Hurricane Electric not only provides reduced latency and improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities, but it also furthers the reach of its set of IPv6 infrastructure and services.
This new connection comes at a critical time in the Asian market with the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) having depleted its IPv4 address pool in April. As APNIC migrates towards stage three of IPv4 exhaustion in the Asia Pacific, the organization will focus its attention on two sets of users: IPv4 address space for new entrants to the market and for those deploying IPv6.
"With the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) out of conventionally allocated IPv4 addresses, these connections will allow new and existing customers in Japan to receive the IPv6 functionality they are demanding," said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric.
Having already expanded its network into both the Equinix Paris exchange and to Telehouse Paris 2 earlier this year, Hurricane Electric's latest expansion into JPNAP and JPIX illustrates the service provider's aggressive movement to enable IPv6 on a global scale.