07 March 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Hurricane Electric has expanded its network to Telehouse America’s New York Teleport data centre in Staten Island.
The news marks Hurricane Electric’s sixth point
of presence (PoP) in New York City and resides within one of
two Telehouse data centres in New York.
"We are excited to have Hurricane Electric extend its
network into our 7 Teleport data centre," 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."
The new PoP will give customers of the Teleport data centre
additional connectivity options and access to Hurricane
Electric’s IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100
Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 1 Gigabit Ethernet
ports. As a result customers will experience increased
throughput, reduced latency and increased reliability.
"Hurricane Electric is delighted to extend our global
network to the Telehouse New York Teleport data centre," added
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."
The tier 3, 162,000 square foot carrier-neutral facility is
located 17 miles from Manhattan and provides access to key
carrier hotels as well as peering exchange points. In addition,
the facility operates as a disaster recovery and business
recovery site for its customers. The site is also SSAE 16,
HIPAA and PCI-compliant.
Back in February Hurricane Electric launched its first point of
presence in Sitel’s Bratislava data centre in
Slovakia. It is the company’s first PoP in the
Eastern European country and comes as the company tries to meet
the IP transit demands of enterprises across the EU.
Hurricane Electric Telehouse America,