Hurricane Electric Adds 10GigE Ports

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Hurricane Electric has expanded its peering capabilities by adding 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GigE) ports at Switch and Data PAIX peering centers in New York and Palo, Alo, Calif., the two companies said today. The arrangement will provide additional connectivity for European and Asian networks seeking coast-to-coast peering.

“We have been a PAIX client now for more than seven years,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “Switch and Data continues to respond to client needs by providing next generation services such as 10GigE and IPv6 capability on their exchange. This in turn allows us to offer new technology at better rates for our clients.”

In addition to providing Internet connection and colocation services to Hurricane Electric in Palo Alto and New York, Switch and Data (SDXC) also provides the company with colocation and connectivity services in its Seattle market.


“Hurricane Electric’s long term strategic investment with Switch and Data continues to increase, bringing with it growth in peering traffic,” said Ernie Sampera, Sr. VP of Marketing of Switch and Data. “Hurricane Electric’s business depends on our reliability and scalability and PAIX is vital to their strategy for coast to coast peering.”

Switch and Data operates a network of neutral colocation facilities, with 34 data centers in 23 markets serving more than 800 customers. The company’s PAIX business provides peering and Internet exchange services. Switch & Data went public Feb. 8 with an IPO that raised about $200 million.

Hurricane Electric is a leading colocation provider based in Fremont, Calif., Hurricane Electric operates its own global network, running multiple OC192s, OC48s, and 10Gigabit Ethernet.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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.