11 January 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Hurricane Electric, the provider of the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, has deployed its third point of presence (PoP) in Amsterdam, located in Interxion’s AMS8 data centre.
By expanding its presence in
Amsterdam the company says that it will be able to provide the
expanded bandwidth options that are in demand from established
and small companies.
Various global IT companies have built campuses in the area
to capitalise on the IT infrastructure and technical work
force, including: Microsoft, Cisco, and Oracle, Verizon and
Google, causing an increase in demand for high-speed IP
"Hurricane Electric is delighted to continue offering new
connectivity options in Amsterdam with the opening of our third
PoP in the city," commented Mike Leber, president of Hurricane
The launch of this new PoP will provide AMS8 customers with
new connectivity options as well as the ability to improve
fault tolerance, load balancing, congestion management and
transit of next-generation IPv6 traffic. In addition, AMS8
tenants are also able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane
Electric’s global network. As well as access to
Hurricane Electric’s IPv4 and IPv6 network through
100GE, 10GE and GigE ports, resulting in increased throughput,
reduced latency and improved reliability.
"Because the region is so well-connected, Amsterdam has
proven itself to be one of the most important technological
hubs in Europe. This new location will provide businesses
throughout the country with the ability to tap into our vast
global network, enabling them to remain competitive in the
global economy," added Leber.
Interxion’s AMS8 facility boasts 15 megawatts
of power capacity, 99.99% uptime, and a direct connection to
the AMS-IX, NL-ix and NDIX internet exchanges. As well as this,
tenants of the AMS8 data centre benefit from access to
more than 45 carriers and ISPs, 3 IXPs and features a free
cooling system, aquifer thermal energy storage, and N+1
Hurricane Electric operates a combined IPv4 and IPv6 network
of 19,000 BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) sessions with over
6,500 different networks via more than 174 major exchange
points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.
Hurricane Electric continued to expand its network by deploying
a new PoP in in the Infomart Dallas Building Meet-Me Room.
As a result, customers of Infomart Dallas can now gain access
to Hurricane Electric with zero cross-connect fees.