Hurricane Electric Accelerates Growth Plan

Long rows of cabinets line the equipment area at the Hurricane Electric data center in Fremont, Calif.

Colocation provider Hurricane Electric said today that it has accelerated plans to further expand its Fremont 2 data center, citing high custromer demand for space. The 24,000 square-foot expansion will be identical to Hurricane Electric’s phase-two expansion, which opened last November and is expected to be at full capacity by the end of the year.  

“We are pleased with the accelerated growth of our colocation business,” said Mike Leber, Hurricane Electric’s President. “It’s clear that people are choosing Hurricane Electric for our competitive pricing and record of nearly 100 percent uptime.”

The new space will feature energy-efficient cooling infrastructure, including McQuay’s Maverick II rooftop HVAC system, which offers 100% economizer mode, and Eaton Corporation’s 9395 UPS system, which operates at 99% efficiency.

In addition to its growing colocation business, Hurricane Electric has seen rapid growth in its IPv6 network.  Hurricane Electric now connects to more than 900 associated IPv6 backbones. Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001.

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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.

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