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Press Release -- August 21st, 2014
Source: Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric Continues to Expand Global Network with New Point of Presence at DC74 in Charlotte

New PoP will give customers in South Atlantic States access to greater connectivity and increased bandwidth

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, today announced that it has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) at DC74, located at 3101 International Airport Drive, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28208.

The new PoP will enable customers at DC74’s “colocation campus” to experience improved fault tolerance, lower latency and increased network capacity through 100GE (100 gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 gigabit Ethernet), GigE (1 gigabit Ethernet) and 100BaseT network connections. Additionally, customers of DC74 will now have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s rich global network. The end result will be improved bandwidth, reliability, and congestion management capabilities at DC74.

“Our new PoP will have numerous benefits including higher throughput and lower latency,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “Access to Hurricane Electric’s global network infrastructure and next-generation IP services will give DC74 a clear advantage over their competition.”

An IPv6 leader for over a decade, Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001 and successfully circumnavigated the planet earlier in 2014. Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone is one of the few that is IPv6-native and does not rely on internet tunnels for IPv6 connectivity. IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided both IPv4 and IPv6 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 80 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 3,500 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. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet.

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