IPv6-Native Internet backbone, Hurricane Electric, has established a new Point of Presence (PoP) in its Infomart Dallas carrier-neutral Building Meet-Me Room (BMMR). Customers of the Infomart Dallas colocation data center can now gain access to Hurricane Electric with zero cross-connect fees.
Launched in 2015, the Infomart Dallas BMMR is now home to 13 carriers, including Hurricane Electric, Verizon, Level 3 Communications, Unite Private Networks, InnerCity FiberNet, Cogent Communications, WireStar Networks, Fibernet Direct, ServedBy the Net, and more, as well as DE-CIX Dallas.
“Hurricane Electric is excited to partner with Infomart Data Centers,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “This partnership will provide increased bandwidth and global network connectivity options for customers in Infomart Dallas.”
Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the one of the largest IPv6 backbones in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 160 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 6,500 different networks.
Direct Internet Routes
Hurricane Electric recently achieved a major milestone of connecting to 4,000 IPv6 networks. The growth in the number of networks to which Hurricane Electric has connected can be traced to its global strategy of expanding to more countries and cities in order to provide existing customers with more direct routes while also reaching new customers.
“In keeping with our commitment to providing industry-leading connectivity options for our clients, we are pleased to welcome Hurricane Electric to the Infomart Dallas BMMR,” said John Sheputis, President of Infomart Data Centers. “As one of the most connected buildings in the U.S., the Infomart Dallas colocation data center is the optimal location in the southeast region for linking to communication systems nationally and globally, especially for companies with latency-sensitive applications or that are deploying hybrid cloud.”