Hurricane Electric, a global IPv4 and IPv6 network exchanging traffic directly with more than 7,500 different networks, has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) at e-shelter – an owner/operator and developer of large-scale data centers art locations across Europe. The new network PoP is located in the Spandau district of Berlin, Germany. 

This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s second in Berlin and eleventh in Germany and would provide enterprises in Berlin with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of “next generation” IP connectivity services.

According to a recent report, Berlin is on pace to become Europe’s next big tech hub. Just last year, German startups raised a record amount of capital, with the majority of funding going to companies based in Berlin.

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“This new PoP contributes to Berlin’s ultramodern technology infrastructure and its reputation as a dynamic economic region of Europe,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “We are pleased to provide e-shelter’s Berlin customers cost-effective connectivity options. This helps Hurricane Electric’s meet our commitment to providing high-speed connectivity to users worldwide, with our 71st PoP in Europe and 201st around the globe.”

Customers of e-shelter and those in and near Berlin now have a variety of new connectivity options and 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, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 7,500 different networks via more than 200 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

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