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Press Release -- August 29th, 2018
Source: Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric Extends Network to Central Virginia at The Pixel Factory Data Center

New Point of Presence will provide robust connectivity options for the Greater Richmond, VA area and its burgeoning tech sector

Ashland, VA – August 29, 2018 – Fremont, Calif-based Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today a new Point of Presence (PoP), in The Pixel Factory Data Center, a carrier neutral facility located at 9680 Atlee Commons Drive, Ashland, Virginia.

Located less than 20 miles from Richmond, VA, The Pixel Factory Data Center boasts N+1 redundancy and a fully redundant network throughout edge, core and distribution layers as well as diverse fiber routes out of the facility. Additionally, the facility offers a 24/7 monitored security system and the premises is monitored via a closed-circuit digital camera.

With the launch of Hurricane Electric’s PoP, customers of the The Pixel Factory Data Center and others in the area will have a variety of new connectivity and access Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. Additionally, tenants at the facility are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 7,200 different networks via more than 185 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

“Hurricane Electric is committed to providing Central Virginia with faster connectivity options, enabling reduced latency and greater throughput,” said Mike Leber, President, Hurricane Electric. “The Greater Richmond area is quickly becoming its own tech hub and we look forward to meeting its high-speed connectivity needs.”

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 185 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,200 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa, and a PoP in Australia.

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 Gbps Ethernet.

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