MILAN, ITALY and VIENNA, AUSTRIA--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2012) - Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and a leading colocation provider, today announced that it is continuing its European expansion with new points-of-presence at MIX, located at Via Caldera 21 Building D, 20153 in Milano, Italy, and Interxion, located at Louis-Haefliger-Gasse 10, A-1210 in Vienna, Austria.
The new European connections -- Hurricane Electric's fourth European expansion this year -- will enable Hurricane Electric to improve fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in its IP connectivity services, which includes transit of next-generation IPv6 traffic.
The new PoPs will expand access through 10GE (10 gigabit Ethernet), GigE (1 gigabit Ethernet) and100BaseT network connections, and will reduce latency and router hops for MIX and Interxion traffic.
"We at Hurricane Electric are thrilled with the rapid expansion of our global network and are committed to providing unsurpassed next-generation IP connectivity to our clients and peers around the world," said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. "The expansion to these new locations will allow customers of MIX and Interxion to tap into the bandwidth and reach of Hurricane Electric's rich global network."
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 59 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 2,400 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two 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 centers in Fremont, California -- including Fremont 2, its newest 208,000 ft2 facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds exceeding 10 Gbps.
For additional information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://www.he.net.