New PoP will meet the demand in growth for increased bandwidth, while providing additional connectivity options
San Francisco – September 25, 2014 –Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Digital 365 Main, located at 365 Main Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. The facility currently contains 8,600 kW of critical IT capacity and services early, middle-market and Fortune 1000 corporations.
This new PoP furthers Hurricane Electric’s goal of providing businesses and networks in the San Francisco Bay Area with additional connectivity options, enabling greater bandwidth and reduced latency through 100GE (100 gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 gigabit Ethernet), GigE (1 gigabit Ethernet) and 100BaseT network connections. Additionally, customers of Digital 365 Main will experience improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities for the delivery of both IPv4 and IPv6 access services. They will also have the opportunity to exchange traffic with Hurricane Electric’s rich global network.
“The addition of a second PoP at Digital 365 Main represents both a strategic network expansion for Hurricane Electric, and also an opportunity for customers and networks in the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Mike Leber, President, Hurricane Electric. “In addition, this new PoP will provide customers of Digital 365 Main with reduced router hops and improved quality in the delivery of next generation IP.”
This is the second expansion in San Francisco for Hurricane Electric in 2014. Earlier this year, Hurricane Electric announced the addition of PoP at Telx’s SFR1 Data Center.
Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone is one of the few that is IPv6-native and does not rely on internal 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.
For more information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://www.he.net