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Launch of New Philadelphia Point of Presence Latest Move in Hurricane Electric’s Domestic Network Expansion

November 21
06:18 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, continues to expand its global network with the launch of its newest Point of Presence (PoP) in Southeastern Pennsylvania at the Equinix Philadelphia PH1 IBX Data Center, located at: 401 North Broad Street, Suite 990, Philadelphia, PA 19108. This is Hurricane Electric’s first PoP in the state.

Home to a flourishing tech market that’s fostering growth at both well-established companies and burgeoning start-up’s, the Equinix PH1 Data Center is ideally situated in downtown Philadelphia and will provide premium connectivity options to one of North America’s key metropolitan areas. The city features a dense concentration of network, cloud, and IT service providers and is one of the fastest growing network traffic routes in the country. Offering more than 26,000 square feet of colocation space, the PH1 facility supplies a full range of premium colocation, interconnection and support services to a wide range of secure digital ecosystems.

This latest Point of Presence will offer tenants at the Equinix Philadelphia PH1 Data Center the opportunity to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network. Hurricane Electric has over 17,000 BGP sessions with over 5,800 different networks via more than 151 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports. The new Philadelphia PoP will also provide access to the company’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports and as a result, both new and existing customers will be able to experience increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability.

“As Philadelphia continues to cultivate one of the country’s fastest growing markets for a variety of technology industries, we’ve seen a strong rise in demand for affordable high-speed IP transit in the area,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “The launch of our first Point of Presence in Pennsylvania is a major step toward meeting this critical need. We plan to continue building our presence throughout the Mid-Atlantic in order to help support businesses as they increase their capacity and drive growth in the region.”

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 151 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 5,800 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, three 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 square foot facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet.

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