Hurricane Electric Makes Canada IPv6ier
August 12th, 2013 By: Jason Verge
Hurricane Electric continues to expand expand the reach of its next-generation IPv6 Internet infrastructure and services. The company has added two new Points of Presences in Canada, one at Global Server Centre in Winnipeg and the other at DataHive in Calgary. This joins a presence at Equinix Toronto and Cologix in Vancouver in Montreal, making the whole country more IPv6ier.
“We are pleased to offer reliable and cost-effective connectivity options while strengthening our commitment to the Canadian market,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “Customers of both Global Server Centre in Winnipeg and DataHive in Calgary will have access to the depth and reach of Hurricane Electric’s global network, allowing for reduced router hops and improved fault tolerance.”
Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001. It’s global internet backbone is one of the few that is IPv6 native and doesn’t rely on internal tunnels for its IPv6 connectivity. IPv6 is a core service, every customer is provided it as well as classic IPv4 connectivity.
Hurricane Electric has been on an overall expansion spree. The company added a fifth New York location with Point of Presence at Telx. It also added new PoPs at Interxion Copenhagen and Madrid.