Columbus, Ohio. – October 3, 2012 – DataCenter.BZ, Ohio’s leading carrier-neutral data center and its only high-density provider, announced today that Hurricane Electric has established a Point-of-Presence (PoP) at DataCenter.BZ’s facility located at 555 Scherers Court, Columbus, Ohio. The new PoP will enable Hurricane Electric, which operates the world’s largest IPv6-native backbone, to expand its global network and efficiently access a broad set of customers throughout Ohio and the Midwestern U.S.
Hurricane Electric’s new PoP will allow DataCenter.BZ’s carriers to exchange IP traffic and peer directly with Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone. The new PoP will expand access to next-generation Internet and IPv6 systems and services through 10GE (10 gigabit Ethernet), GigE (1 gigabit Ethernet) and 100BaseT network connections. The new PoP will also enable improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities.
“We are pleased that Hurricane Electric has chosen to leverage DataCenter.BZ in the expansion of its global IPv6 backbone in Ohio and we are excited about the benefits our customers will enjoy,” said Gordon Scherer, President of DataCenter.BZ. “We look forward to offering our customers access to Hurricane Electric’s vast global network.”
“This new PoP in Ohio offers compelling IP solutions to the 15th largest and one of the fastest-growing markets in the U.S.,” said Mike Leber, President, Hurricane Electric. “This decision represents both a strategic network expansion for Hurricane Electric and also significant opportunity not only for Columbus but also for markets throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana, where customers previously had to route through Chicago or New York to access such services. Additionally, this expansion will provide area customers with greater bandwidth, reduced router hops and latency, and improved quality of service.”
“Now that Hurricane Electric is operating a PoP in our facility, both our clients and other local and regional businesses have the opportunity to connect directly to another top-ranked global Internet backbone,” added Paul Keinath, Vice President of DataCenter.BZ. “As with all carriers maintaining PoPs at DataCenter.BZ, customers within our facility can access Hurricane Electric’s network with a simple cross connect, and any businesses that neither colocate nor leverage our virtual infrastructure solutions but wish to connect can still do so using any of the dozens of transport providers that are available at our facility.”
With headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, DataCenter.BZ provides high-density colocation and virtual infrastructure solutions from wholly-owned, carrier-neutral and purpose-built facilities. DataCenter.BZ hosts one of Ohio’s largest collections of carrier, municipal and private fiber networks, serving as a critical point of interconnection among the carriers, dark fiber networks and last mile providers in the state. Such connectivity, together with state-of-the-art data center facilities and ample power sources—including dual power grid feeds, 30 MW of available utility power and multiple backup diesel generators—enables DataCenter.BZ to provide premium solutions to a variety of regional, national and international customers, including major telecommunications carriers, government entities, healthcare and education systems, and Fortune 1000 enterprises. DataCenter.BZ has been named the 2nd fastest growing company in Columbus and as part of its high-availability offerings is both SOC1 (SSAE 16) and SOC2 Type 2 audited and compliant with HIPAA, PCI-DSS and Tier IV data center standards. For additional information on DataCenter.BZ, please visithttp://www.datacenter.bz.
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 54 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 2,200 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. 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 exceeding 10 Gbps. For additional information on Hurricane Electric, please visitwww.he.net.