Hurricane Electric Announces Major Global Upgrade of Peering Bandwidth
Dramatic growth in demand for bandwidth drives infrastructure upgrades in Europe, Asia and North America

Fremont, California - November 14, 2011 - Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, announced that it has upgraded global peering bandwidth to five locations worldwide in response to increased global traffic. Hurricane Electric’s upgrades in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and Minneapolis will provide Hurricane Electric’s customers with increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability.

Hurricane Electric has upgraded to 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports (10 Gbps) at the following exchanges: LONAP (London), NLIX (Amsterdam), LAIIX (Los Angeles) and MICE (Minneapolis). In addition, Hurricane Electric has added another port at the HKIX (Hong Kong) Internet Exchange Point.

“This expansion solidifies Hurricane Electric’s global position as one of the most interconnected Internet backbones in the world,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “Hurricane Electric’s goal is to continue to grow our network while offering our customers increased capacity, more reliability, and faster throughput."

In the coming months, Hurricane Electric will be announcing new global POPs to keep up with the global demand for IPv6 connectivity.

An IPv6 leader for over a decade, 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 IPv6 connectivity. IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity.

About Hurricane Electric
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 has 45 major exchange points with connectivity to more than 1,800 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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