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Press Release -- September 24th, 2019
Source: Hurricane Electric, Webair

Hurricane Electric Extends Global Network to Garden City, New York at Webair NY1

New Point of Presence will provide customers with more robust connectivity options

NEW YORK – September 24, 2019 – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today that it has added a new point of presence (PoP) at Webair, a leading Managed Cloud-based Infrastructure Solutions provider. The new PoP is located in Webair’s NY1 facility at 501 Franklin Avenue, Suite 200 Garden City, NY 11530.

We’re excited to be partnering with Hurricane Electric to bring our customers additional connectivity options,” said Justin Moran, VP of Sales at Webair.  “Having access to Hurricane Electric’s global network will provide added value to enterprises in our facility.”

Webair’s New York data center is Long Island’s most secure, fully-redundant Tier III data center, with 25,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space, with eight different carriers and multiple points of access to the facilities. This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s 85th in the United States, and will provide enterprises in the New York area with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

“We are thrilled to be working with Webair to provide performance and flexibility for customers in the New York area,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “This new location continues to build on our commitment to provide high speed connectivity domestically and around the globe.”

Customers of Webair and those in and near New York 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 7,500 different networks via more than 200 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

Webair’s New York Data Center Highlights:

  • 4MW of direct utility power dedicated to the data center via two transformers and 1MW of backup power
  • 200 tons of N+2 cooling provided via 10-20 ton CRAC units
  • Facility physical and virtual security has been verified via up to date SSAE16 SOC 2 TYPE II audits
  • An array of shared infrastructure within the facility designed to work with colocation customers’ existing topologies

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 200 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,500 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.

About Webair

Headquartered in New York for more than 20 years, Webair delivers agile and reliable Cloud and Managed Infrastructure solutions, leveraging its highly secure, enterprise-grade network of data centers in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montréal, England, France, Amsterdam and Singapore. Webair’s key services include fully managed Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud; Customized Networking; Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service; Ransomware Recovery-as-a-Service; Off-Site Backups; DDoS Mitigation; Web and Application stacks; and Colocation.

Webair services can be delivered securely via direct network tie-ins to customers’ existing infrastructure, enabling them to consume SLA-backed solutions with ease, efficiency and agility — as if they were on-premise. With an emphasis on reliability and high-touch customer service, Webair is a true technology partner to enterprises and SMBs including healthcare, IT, eCommerce, SaaS and VoIP providers. Because Webair focuses on its core value of owning managed infrastructure within its own facilities, it is also an ideal cloud solution provider and business partner for VARs, MSPs, and IT consultants.

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