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Press Release -- December 16th, 2014
Source: Digital Realty Trust, Hurricane Electric
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Hurricane Electric Penetrates Further Into the Midwest With Two New Points of Presence at Digital Realty in Saint Louis

Demand for high-quality internet bandwidth drives company’s latest expansion

Saint Louis, Missouri– December 16, 2014 –Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, today announced that it has added two new Points of Presence (PoP) at Digital Realty facilities located at 210 North Tucker Boulevard and 900 Walnut Street in Saint Louis, MO. The 210 North Tucker Boulevard building features a robust power architecture that delivers 3.9 MW of critical IT capacity and provides customers with multi-rack and cage configurations ranging from 2 kW to over 1 MW. The sister facilities are linked via dark fiber.

Hurricane Electric’s expansion into the Midwest is in response to high consumer demand for 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 at the new Saint Louis PoPs now have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s high-speed global network.

The North Tucker Boulevard and Walnut Street facilities provide maximum design flexibility and state-of-the-art power, cooling, and redundancy. In addition, the versatile data centers support both single-user and colocation requirements for established and growing companies.

The Saint Louis network exchanges are the latest in Hurricane Electric’s growing list of global PoPs. Recent expansion include sites in Frankfurt, Dublin, and Atlanta; some of the fastest growing IT markets in the world.

“We have enjoyed a productive partnership with Digital Realty in creating new Points of Presence across the country,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “These PoPs are the next step in Hurricane Electric’s global strategy to remain ahead of the incredible growth in IPv6 traffic. We are looking forward to continued expansion in 2015 as we strive to meet the fantastic rise in customer demand for premium IPv4 and IPv6 network 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

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