Fifth Point of Presence in Washington brings robust, high-speed connectivity to the Inland Northwest
SPOKANE, WASH – April 1, 2021 – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone announced today that it has deployed a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Neutron Spokane. The new PoP is located 422 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 1401, Spokane WA 99201 in the historic Old National Bank building.
The Neutron Spokane data center is connected to Neutron’s Coeur d’Alene data center and their connectivity hub in Seattle. This PoP is strategically located to serve customers in the Pacific Northwest. With over 50,000 ft2 total space and 2,000 ft2 of raised floor colocation space, users get secure, high-performance connections to more than 20 carriers with guaranteed 24/7 uptime.
Spokane is known as the regional hub for IT, communications, telecommunications and data services, and is home to more than 430 IT businesses. The Spokane area also offers a robust technology workforce and continues to invest in STEM programs in the region through the Spokane STEM Program. Additionally, Spokane is a thirty-minute drive from Northwest Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene.
This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s 5th location in Washington state and 9th in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. It will provide enterprises in the region with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.
“Spokane is a cultural and business hub for the Inland Northwest and we are thrilled to provide Neutron’s customers with high-speed global IP Transit,” said Mike Leber, President, Hurricane Electric. “This is Hurricane Electric’s 9th PoP in the Pacific Northwest and is another step in our goal to provide as much connectivity as possible throughout the globe.”
Customers of Neutron Spokane as well as enterprises in and around the Inland Northwest 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 can exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with more than 8,000 different networks via more than 250 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.
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 more than 250 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 8,000 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe, Australia and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa, and a PoP in Auckland, NZ. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection. Connection speeds available include 100GE (100 gigabits/second), 10GE, and gigabit ethernet. Additional information can be found at http://he.net.