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Press Release -- September 24th, 2013
Source: Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric Adds Midwest Location With New Point of Presence at Telx in Chicago

CHICAGO & FREMONT, Calif.–()–Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and a leading colocation provider, today announced that it has established a point-of-presence (PoP) at Telx, located at 350 East Cermak, Chicago, Illinois.

Located in Chicago’s main data center hub, Hurricane Electric’s new PoP will allow carriers at Telx to exchange IP traffic (or “peer”) directly with Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone, and will provide access to Hurricane Electric’s IPv4 and IPv6 network through100BaseT, 1GigE, 10Gbps, and 100GE service. Additionally, this new PoP will enable Hurricane Electric to improve fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in its IP network services.

“Hurricane Electric is thrilled to continue its long-term partnership with Telx,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “The bandwidth and reach of Hurricane Electric’s global network will reduce latency and router hops, while providing additional connectivity options to Telx customers in the Midwest.”

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.

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 3,000 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 exceeding 10 Gbps.

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