Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hurricane Electric Announces Second European Network Expansion in Two Months with New Point of Presence at Equinix Paris Exchange

Increasing demand for globally-addressable devices drives expansion of IPv6-related connectivity services

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, announced that it has established a point-of-presence at the Equinix Paris Exchange.

The expansion will enable Hurricane Electric to improve fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities in its next-generation IP access services. It will also enable Equinix customers to directly exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone.

“Hurricane Electric is excited to connect to the Equinix Paris Exchange," said Martin Levy, Director of IPv6 Strategy at Hurricane Electric. “Adding this exchange to our global network will improve our connectivity in the Greater Paris metro area and France. Hurricane Electric’s global footprint through the exchange will give customers the geographic reach and extended IPv6 functionality they are demanding.”

Hurricane’s new point-of-presence at the Equinix Paris Exchange follows similar expansions in late 2010 at Comfluent in Denver, Equinix Singapore and The Northwest Access Exchange (NWAX) in Portland, Oregon.

A leader in IPv6 for over a decade, Hurricane Electric offers free IPv6 certification, DNS services and tunnel broker service. In March, Hurricane Electric formed a Professional Services Division to help enterprises prepare and cost-effectively transition to IPv6.

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