SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Nov 9, 2012) - Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and a leading colocation provider, today announced that it is continuing its network expansion with a new Point of Presence (PoP) at C7 Data Centers, located at 179 Social Hall Avenue in Salt Lake City, Utah.
By providing new and more efficient routes for C7 traffic -- including next-generation IPv6 traffic -- Hurricane Electric's network connectivity will reduce latency and router hops and provide improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management possibilities for all C7 network flows. The new PoP expands the global reach of Hurricane's10GE (10 gigabit Ethernet), GigE (1 gigabit Ethernet) and100BaseT network connections.
"Hurricane Electric is committed to providing unsurpassed next-generation IP connectivity, and has plans for continued network expansion into next year," said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. "The Salt Lake City expansion will allow customers of C7 Data Centers to benefit from Hurricane Electric's vast global network."
According to University of California research to be presented at the International Measurement Conference (IMC) in November 2012, Hurricane Electric is the most dominant Autonomous System (AS) in the global IPv6 transit topology. Data from the research indicate that between 2011 and 2012 no other AS was added to IPv6 routing paths as frequently and consistently as Hurricane Electric.
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.