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Press Release -- January 17th, 2017
Source: 123-net, Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric Expands Global IP Transit Network to Michigan

Growth in demand for high-speed Internet bandwidth in the Greater Detroit market facilitates global Internet backbone’s latest Midwestern move

Southfield, MI – January 17, 2017 – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today that it has established a core network Point of Presence (PoP) at 123Net’s premier DC1 data center. Located at 24700 Northwestern Highway, Suite 700, in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Michigan. This is Hurricane Electric’s first PoP in the state.

One of four data centers that 123Net owns and operates in Michigan, the18,000 square foot DC1 facility offers high-capacity colocation and disaster recovery space as well as 2(n+1) redundancy, enabling continuous service by safeguarding against equipment failure. Additionally, the carrier neutral data center is SSAE-16 audited and features independent AC systems, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), and on-site generators with priority fuel contracts. 123Net’s network includes four metro SONET rings and long-haul optical fiber networks that span 3,000 route miles and 50 nodes throughout the state of Michigan and its growing technology industry.

With the launch of this new PoP, customers of 123Net and others in Michigan now have access to Hurricane Electric’s vast global network. The company has over 17,000 BGP sessions with over 6,000 different networks via more than 153 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports. Additionally, companies within the DC1 facility can also utilize Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports and as a result, both new and existing customers will be able to experience increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability.

“The technology sector in the Midwest continues to expand and Hurricane Electric is delighted to help satisfy the rising demand for affordable high-speed IP transit,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “With the opening of our first Point of Presence in Michigan, Hurricane Electric is well-positioned to remain ahead of the incredible growth in IPv6 traffic both in the Midwest and United States as a whole.”

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 153 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 6,000 different networks. Employing a resilient fibre-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, three 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 centres 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 GbpsEthernet.

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