New Locations will provide reduced latency and router hops for Canadian customers
Winnipeg, Manitoba & Calgary, Alberta and Fremont, Calif – August 8, 2013 – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and a leading colocation provider, Today announced two new points-of-presence at Global Server Centre located at 167 Lombard Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and DataHive, located at 840 7th Ave, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Already established at Equinix in Toronto, and Cologix in Vancouver and Montreal, Hurricane Electric is continuing its commitment to the Canadian market with these two new locations, and will provide high speed IPv4 and IPv6 Internet connectivity through 100BaseT, 1GigE, 10Gbps, and 100GE service.
“We are pleased to offer reliable and cost-effective connectivity options while strengthening our commitment to the Canadian market,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “Customers of both Global Server Centre in Winnipeg and DataHive in Calgary will have access to the depth and reach of Hurricane Electric’s global network, allowing for reduced router hops and improved fault tolerance.”
Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001. Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone is one of the few that is IPv6-native and does not rely on internal tunnels for its IPv6 connectivity. IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity, as well as classic IPv4 connectivity.
Today’s announcement marks Hurricane Electric’s fourth global expansion in one month.
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 2,900 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 ft2 facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 100 Gbps.
For additional information on Hurricane Electric, please visit www.he.net.