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IPv6-native Internet backbone provider Hurricane Electric has deployed a network Point of Presence (PoP) in ITENOS’s Frankfurt FRA 1 colocation data center. The new network PoP is located at 90 Kleyerstraße, Frankfurt am Main, 60326, Germany.

The Frankfurt FRA 1 data center is ITENOS’ largest colocation data center with direct access to Europe’s central Internet exchange node DE-CIX, and over 14,000m2 of floor area. This colocation data center is strategically located to serve customers in this global financial center, home to the European Central Bank and the German stock exchange. Colocation clients get access to “high-performance” connections to more than 150 carriers and service providers, connecting traffic across central Europe.

This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s 6th location in Frankfurt and 12th in Germany. It would provide enterprises in the greater Frankfurt area with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of IP connectivity services.

“With our sixth data center location in Frankfurt, Hurricane Electric stands ready to provide the high-speed IP transit necessary to power Frankfurt’s bustling technology ecosystem,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “Additionally, this new Point of Presence will provide ITENOS’s customers and local ISPs with improved access to our robust global network.”

Hurricane Electric’s Global Network

Customers of ITENOS 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 colocation data center are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which 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.

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 PoP in Auckland, NZ.