Hurricane Electric Extends Global Network to vX Data Center
By: Blair Felter on May 12, 2014
In Response to Customer Demand, World’s Largest IPv6-native Internet Backbone Provider Establishes New Point of Presence within vXchnge’s Award-Winning California Data Center
SANTA CLARA, CA – May 12, 2014– vXchnge, a leading, next-generation, software-defined, intelligent data center services company operating data centers in multiple markets across the US, announces today that Hurricane Electric has expanded its global IPv4 and IPv6 network to vXchnge’s Santa Clara Data Center. By extending the world’s-largest IPv6-native Internet backbone to vXchnge’s Santa Clara facility, vXchnge customers will experience improved fault tolerance, lower latency and increased network capacity through Hurricane Electric’s 100BaseT, 1GigE, 10Gbps, and 100GE Ethernet service. vXchnge customers are also granted access to exchange IP traffic and peer directly with Hurricane Electric’s global network.
“As part of our continued effort to strategically expand the Hurricane Electric network throughout the globe and meet the growing needs of our customers, we are excited to extend our presence within vXchnge’s award-winning data center facility in Santa Clara, a city that neighbors our own facilities in Fremont,” states Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “By expanding into vXchnge’s facility, our joint customers are awarded increased reliability and redundancy.”
Hurricane Electric presently exchanges traffic directly with more than 3,200 different networks within its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network. According to Internet Society, IPv6 is predicted to be a mainstream technology by the end of 2014, with 10% of all global Internet traffic to Google, Facebook, and Yahoo! utilizing IPv6.
“We are pleased to offer leading IPv6 world player, Hurricane Electric, the opportunity to leverage our Santa Clara data center in response to our customer demands for a reliable, next-generation data center that incorporates the latest infrastructure technologies and densities,” comments Ernest Sampera, CMO and Senior Vice President at vXchnge. “Like all vXchnge facilities, our Santa Clara data center is operated in accordance with today’s forward-thinking industry practices, providing scalability, security, and redundancy that best accommodate the pressing power, space, and energy management needs of businesses today. With IPv6 becoming the predominant networking protocol for new devices and services, aligning with Hurricane Electric is a nice win for vXchnge and our customers who depend on us for cutting-edge technologies and access to a wide array of global network providers that allows them to grow and scale their businesses accordingly.”
vXchnge’s Santa Clara data center, located in California’s Silicon Valley, is one of seven vXchnge data centers. vXchnge is aggressively pursuing and planning for expansions in several key markets by 2015.
vXchnge operates leading, next-generation, software-defined, intelligent data centers. Designed for Performance®, vXchnge delivers high-density infrastructures and choice of carriers. Our data centers incorporate the latest technologies and monitoring systems. A performance-driven infrastructure provider, vXchnge’s facilities offer infrastructure designs, densities and networks that are operated by industry-leading technical teams required to support today’s network-enabled businesses.
Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 75 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 3,200 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia. In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California, including Fremont 2, its newest 208,000 ft2 facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet.
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