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EdgeConneX® Enables Strategic Multi-Market Deployment for Hurricane Electric Across Edge Footprint in North America

Herndon, VA, – February, 19 2019 —  EdgeConneX®, the pioneer in edge data center development, announces today that it is providing strategic points-of-presence in ten key markets for Hurricane Electric, operator of the world’s largest IPv6-native internet backbone and the most interconnected IPv4 global network. The agreement includes deployments in Santa Clara, Seattle, Atlanta, Toronto, Nashville, Detroit, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas with additional connectivity options, including 100GbE, 10GbE and GigE ports and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv6 and IPv4 network.

“We are honored to partner with EdgeConneX as we further expand our global backbone into multiple U.S. markets,” comments Walt Wolly, Director of Interconnection Services at Hurricane Electric.  “As early shapers of edge networking and illustrators of its benefits, EdgeConneX has been instrumental in bringing the ‘edge’ to its customers with one of the most comprehensive data center footprints. Hurricane Electric will provide expanded bandwidth and direct connectivity solutions to many customers at the Edge.”

Hurricane Electric is considered the largest IPv4 and IPv6 network in the world as measured by number of networks connected.  Hurricane Electric exchanges traffic directly with over 7,300 different networks worldwide, and is connected to more than 200 unique Internet exchanges globally. Content, cloud and enterprise customers in these ten Edge markets will also benefit from reduced latency and improved traffic flow and efficiency for end-users dependent on the Internet. Other benefits include, higher availability, updated technology, improved customer and tech support and enhanced management and reporting, among others.

“EdgeConneX empowers its customers to do more – to provide the most proximate offerings and in turn, the best possible service and support to their end-users,” comments Brian Bellis, Vice President of Network Sales and Ecosystem Development at EdgeConneX. “That’s our edge. And it’s different for each unique customer. Hurricane Electric’s world-class IP network helps us to further deliver on our promise to bring the benefits of local network and edge data center services that are highly proximate to customers. Hurricane Electric now brings access to industry-leading connectivity options right to our customers’ front door, right to their Edge.”

For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading Edge of network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to data, content, and communications anywhere, anytime, at any scale, visit edgeconnex.com or email info@edgeconnex.com.

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About EdgeConneX:

EdgeConneX provides a full range of tailored data center solutions that support facilities of all sizes, including microEdge, hyperscale, purpose-built multi-tenant and single tenant built-to-order. What’s more, we support and enable existing market growth and expansion to additional markets, worldwide. No matter the requirement, we work closely with our customers to offer choice in location, scale and type of facility. Delivering flexibility, connectivity, proximity and value, EdgeConneX is a global leader in anytime, anywhere, any scale data center services. Empower Your Edge® with EdgeConneX. For more information, please visit edgeconnex.com.


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About Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 200 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,300 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa and PoPs in Australia, New Zealand and South America. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection. Connection speeds available include 100GE (100 gigabits/second), 10GE, and gigabit ethernet.

Additional information can be found at http://he.net.


Hurricane Electric Media Contact:

Milldam Public Relations

Adam Waitkunas