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Press Release -- October 29th, 2018
Source: h5-data-centers, Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric and H5 Data Centers Partner to Bring High-Speed Connectivity to Albuquerque

New Point of Presence at 505 Marquette will provide customers in New Mexico with high-speed and cost-effective connectivity options

Albuquerque, NEW MEXICO – October 29, 2018 – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today that it has added a new point of presence (PoP) at H5 Data Centers, a leading wholesale data center owner and operator. The new PoP is located in H5 Data Centers’ Albuquerque edge data center at 505 Marquette Ave., NW.

Hurricane Electric’s latest PoP will provide enterprises and residential IP providers in New Mexico with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

“As Albuquerque is quickly becoming a tech hub, Hurricane Electric is looking forward to providing customers of H5 Data Centers additional and cost-effective connectivity options,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “This new PoP is Hurricane Electric’s first in New Mexico and it reflects our commitment to providing connectivity to users around the globe.”

Customers of H5 Data Centers and those within greater Albuquerque now have a variety of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. Additionally, customers 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.

“505 Marquette is Albuquerque’s most interconnected access point,” said Josh Simms, founder and CEO of H5 Data Centers. “Hurricane Electric will deliver an excellent opportunity for our customers to diversify their network options and reduce latency.”

Albuquerque Edge Data Center Highlights:

  • 225,000 SF carrier hotel and office building with significant access to a variety of fiber and network access providers
  • The top point of interconnection in New Mexico
  • Serves a strategic role for communications in Albuquerque and throughout the Southwest

About H5 Data Centers

H5 Data Centers is one of the leading privately-owned data center operators in the United States with over 2 million square feet of data center space under management. The company designs and engineers flexible and scalable data center solutions to address the core infrastructure and edge requirements of its customers. H5 Data Centers operates data centers in Albuquerque, Ashburn, Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Phoenix, Quincy, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, and Seattle. For more information, visit

About Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 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. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection. Connection speeds available include 100GE (100 gigabits/second), 10GE, and gigabit ethernet.

H5 Data Centers Media Contact

Jenna Baker (303) 714-7805

Hurricane Electric Media Contact

Adam Waitkunas

Milldam Public Relations

(978) 828-8304

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