The Agreement Expands SummitIG’s Connectivity to More Than 80 Major Points Worldwide Giving Customers More Options and Greater Reach
DULLES, VA–(Marketwired – Jun 10, 2014) – SummitIG, a custom network solutions and bandwidth infrastructure provider, announced an interconnect agreement with Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone. The direct connection of SummitIG’s dark fiber and Hurricane Electric’s network and IP offering will benefit customers with cost effective solutions and extended access to other service offerings.
“SummitIG offers fast, reliable and cost effective dark fiber solutions that allow customers to easily scale their networks right along with the growth of their businesses,” said Bill Cook, CEO of SummitIG. “This new relationship facilitates customer connectivity to more than 80 major exchange points across the globe, giving customers the ability to reach new locations at an extremely compelling cost structure.”
SummitIG leverages its extensive infrastructure to deliver dark fiber networks and custom solutions. The network consists of new, state of the art, fiber optic cable within underground conduits. The company’s network connects multiple data centers across northern Virginia and a regional route to the greater Richmond area to connect additional infrastructure assets. This agreement provides customers with the ability to cost effectively connect to Hurricane Electric’s global IP network via SummitIG’s dark fiber.
“Hurricane Electric is delighted to be able to offer SummitIG customers access to our global network through SummitIG’s fiber, enabling those customers to have more connectivity options and the ability to reach new locations with more reliability and faster speeds,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric.
Dulles, Virginia-based SummitIG provides custom network solutions and bandwidth infrastructure services using its dense and unique fiber-optic network located throughout key markets in Virginia. The company specializes in dark fiber connectivity for data center, carrier, and enterprise customers, giving them strategic alternatives, unique routes, and greater flexibility to control their own networks. For more information about SummitIG, please visit www.summitig.com.
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 80 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 3,400 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 including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet. For additional information on Hurricane Electric, please visit www.he.net.