Hurricane Electric Expands Its Network to TELEHOUSE New York Teleport Data Center

Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric, operating its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network, has expanded its network to the TELEHOUSE New York Teleport Data Center. Located at 7 Teleport Drive in Staten Island, this is Hurricane Electric’s sixth Point-of-Presence (PoP) in New York City.

One of two TELEHOUSE data centers in New York, the 162,000-square-foot, carrier-neutral colocation facility is 17 miles from Manhattan and provides access to key carrier hotels as well as major peering exchange points. In addition, the Teleport Data Center is a Tier 3 colocation facility, operating as a disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity site for its customers. The data center is SSAE 16, HIPAA and PCI-compliant.

“We are excited to have Hurricane Electric extend its network into our 7 Teleport data center,” said Richard Levine, Director of Sales and Marketing at TELEHOUSE America. “This expansion enables our customers to extend and improve their network reach by connecting to Hurricane Electric’s global IPv6 network.  It also allows them to exchange traffic directly with more than 7,000 different networks and over 180 major exchange points.”

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100 Gigabit Ethernet

This new Point-of-Presence will provide customers of the TELEHOUSE New York Teleport Data Center with additional connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GbE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GbE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. As a result, both new and existing customers would be able to experience increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability.

“Hurricane Electric is delighted to extend our global network to the TELEHOUSE New York Teleport Data Center,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “This is a key location in our strategic global expansion and will further meet the demand for high-speed IP transit that is inherent to a robust economic environment such as New York.”

Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 180 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,000 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. The company also has a ring around Africa and a PoP in Australia.

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