New network expansion will reduce latency and router hops for customers in Madrid
MADRID & FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and a leading colocation provider, today announced that it is continuing its global network expansion with a new Point-of-Presence at the Interxion Madrid facility, located at Calle Albasanz 71, Madrid, Spain.
The new PoP will expand access through 10GE (10 gigabit Ethernet), GigE (1 gigabit Ethernet) and 100BaseT network connections, and will reduce latency and router hops for Interxion traffic.
This expansion – Hurricane Electric’s fifth global expansion in less than a year – will enable Hurricane Electric to improve fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in its IP connectivity services, which includes transit of next-generation IPv6 traffic, as well as IPv4. Additionally, this expansion will allow customers of Interxion to tap into the bandwidth and reach of Hurricane Electric’s rich global network.
“Hurricane Electric is excited to expand its network in Madrid with Interxion,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “This new expansion will allow customers of Interxion to tap into the bandwidth and reach of Hurricane Electric’s global network. “Hurricane Electric continues to strategically expand its network throughout the globe and will be making additional announcements in the coming months.”
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 60 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 2,800 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 ft2facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds exceeding 10 Gbps.
For additional information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://www.he.net.