IPv6-native Internet backbone provider, Hurricane Electric, has added a new network Point-of-Presence (PoP) with wholesale data center owner/operator H5 Data Centers. The latest network PoP is Hurricane Electric’s seventh such PoP with H5 Data Centers and is located at 2600 W. Germann Rd, in Chandler, Arizona.

Photo Josh Simms, CEO of H5 Data Centers
“H5 Data Centers values its long-standing partnership with Hurricane Electric, and we’re excited to welcome them to our Phoenix data center,” said Josh Simms, CEO of H5 Data Centers.

Located in Arizona’s high-tech corridor, H5 Data Centers’ Tier III Phoenix data center totals up to 180,000 square feet and 26 MWs. This network PoP is Hurricane Electric’s sixth in Arizona. It would provide enterprises in and around Phoenix improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

Hurricane Electric has five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe, Australia and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa, and a network PoP in Auckland, NZ. The network provider offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection.

“Phoenix has a robust technology presence,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “We’re thrilled to work once again with H5 Data Centers to provide their customers with cost-effective, high-speed connectivity and to continue our commitment to ensuring that users everywhere have the internet access they need.”

H5 Data Centers’ Phoenix data center highlights include:

  • Tier III data center serving enterprises and cloud services providers
  • 180,000 square feet data center with 30 MW of power at full build-out
  • Private colocation suites with hot/cold aisle containment supporting up to either 125 or 250 KWs
  • Waterless data center design
  • Ability to support power densities of 20+ KW per cabinet
  • Access to multiple metro fiber providers and communications carriers
  • Qualifies for Arizona-state sales tax abatement incentives

“H5 Data Centers values its long-standing partnership with Hurricane Electric, and we’re excited to welcome them to our Phoenix data center,” said Josh Simms, CEO of H5 Data Centers. “Together with our carrier partners, H5 Data Centers serves a growing community of enterprises, content delivery networks (CDNs) and cloud service providers.”

Customers of H5 Data Centers in and near Phoenix now have access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. Additionally, customers at the facility are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network. Hurricane’s network offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 8,000 different networks via more than 250 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

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