June 23, 2014
Hurricane Electric Inaugurates New Point-of-Presence in Boston
By Jyothi Shanbhag
In order to provide more connectivity options for enterprises in the Greater Boston area and throughout New England, Hurricane Electric (News - Alert) has recently inaugurated new Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Markley Group, located at One Summer Street, Boston, Mass.
Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is one of the largest IPv6 backbone in the world, as measured by number of networks connected. The company is currently connected to 80 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 3,400 different networks.
Now with the new PoP at One Summer Street, the company plans to offer connectivity options through 10GE (10 gigabit Ethernet), 100Gbps, GigE (1 gigabit Ethernet) and 100BaseT network connections. This arrangement will enable users to enjoy the improved fault tolerance, load balancing, congestion management and condensed latency in the delivery of next-generation IP connectivity services.
In addition to this, customers of One Summer Street will have the facility to exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s global network.
“Hurricane Electric is looking forward to meeting customer demand for additional connectivity options in the Greater Boston area,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “With this new PoP, customers of One Summer Street will be able to connect to more networks directly, and with fewer hops.”
Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet. IPv6 is essentially the Internet Protocol or IP address given to any device that can access the Internet. This includes computers, smartphones, cameras and many other home appliances as well. The IPv4 naming scheme is based on a 32-bit system and can throw up 4.3 billion possible addresses which will not cover the numerous devices that are vying for connectivity.
The company also owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California, including Fremont 2, its newest 208,000 square foot facility.
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