HE Upgrades to 10GigE at PAIX

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Citing large traffic growth in recent months, colocation provider Hurricane Electric has upgraded its connection to the PAIX exchange from a Gigabit Ethernet port to a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port. The upgrade will dramatically increase the amount of traffic Hurricane Electric can handle over its network and will greatly increase its connectivity to its peering networks. Hurricane Electric has also upgraded to 10GigE ports at Telehouse New York, Equinix Ashburn and Equinix San Jose.

The upgrades by HE reinforce the impact of video transfer on networks. Last month Equinix reported that it has seen strong growth in the sale of 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports.

“We are working on upgrading even more exchange points across our network to improve our connectivity in the U.S. and around the world,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric president. “Our goal is to continue to improve our network and offer our customers increased capacity, more reliability, and faster throughput.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.