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Hurricane Electric

July 02, 2012 10:46 ET

Hurricane Electric Expands in the Midwest With New Point-of-Presence at 5NINES in Madison, Wisconsin

New PoP Will Provide Improved Internet Connectivity and Greater Access to the World's Largest IPv6 Backbone

MADISON, WI--(Marketwire - Jul 2, 2012) - Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and leading colocation provider, has established a point-of-presence (PoP) at 5NINES at 222 West Washington Ave, Madison, Wisconsin. 

Hurricane Electric's new PoP will allow carriers at 5NINES to exchange IP traffic (or "peer") directly with Hurricane's global Internet backbone. The new PoP will provide access to Hurricane's IPv4 and IPv6 systems and services through 100BaseT, GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) and 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) network connections.

Hurricane Electric's new PoP represents the latest expansion of Hurricane Electric's global network in the Midwest, following Hurricane's rollout in May of new infrastructure in Denver, Colorado and Kansas City, Missouri. 

"Our new point-of-presence in Madison is part of the constant improvement of the capacity, reach and resilience of the Internet and improves our ability to provide the connectivity solutions our customers around the world demand," said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric.

Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001. Hurricane Electric's global Internet backbone is one of the few that is IPv6-native and does not rely on internal tunnels for its IPv6 connectivity. IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity, as well as classic IPv4 connectivity. Hurricane Electric connects to more than 1,700 associated IPv6 backbones.

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 52 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 2,100 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 Fremont2, its newest 200,000 square-foot facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds exceeding 10 Gbps. 

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