Hurricane Electric Adds Network PoPs

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Colocation and network services provider Hurricane Electric has established three new network points-of-presence (PoPs), the company said today. The new PoPs are located at Comfluent in Denver, Equinix Singapore in Singapore and The Northwest Access Exchange (NWAX) in Portland, OR.

Hurricane Electric’s expansion in the two facilities will enable customers of Comfluent and Equinix Singapore to exchange IP traffic or “peer” directly with Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone, while the new Portland PoP will reduce latency and router hops for Northwest connections. Two weeks ago, Hurricane Electric announced a new PoP at The Pittock Building in Portland.

“Hurricane Electric’s presence at these locations will enable the smooth delivery of next-generation IP services by improving fault tolerance, balancing traffic loads and reducing congestion,” said Martin Levy, Hurricane Electric’s Director of IPv6 Strategy.

Earlier this month Hurricane Electric announced that it has accelerated plans to further expand its Fremont 2 data center, citing high customer demand for space. 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-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.

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