Hurricane Electric launches PoP in Lamda Hellix data centre

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Hurricane Electric has launched its first point of presence (PoP) in Greece at the Lamda Hellix data centre in Athens.

The new PoP will provide enterprises and residential IP providers with high-speed connectivity, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next-generation IP connectivity services.

“Having a Hurricane Electric PoP in our data centre campus is a big deal both for our customers and for the high-speed internet connectivity in Greece,” said Alexandros Bechrakis, chief commercial & technology officer, Lamda Hellix. “It is also a great example of the new post-crisis Greece becoming a digital hub in South East Europe & East Med. As the largest multi-tenant data centre services provider in the area we strive to bring value to the local economy while taking care of the regional needs of some of the world’s largest telecom, finance and cloud telecom operators.”

Through the collaboration Lamda Hellix customers will have access to a number of new connectivity options as well as access to Hurricane Electric's IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Additionally, customers at the Lamda Helix data centre are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric's vast global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 7,500 different networks via more than 200 major exchange points and thousands of customers and private peering ports.

“Greece is quickly becoming a technology hub due to its strategic location at the crossroads between Europe, Africa & ME/Asia,” added Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “This new PoP is Hurricane Electric’s first in Greece, and continues our commitment to provide high-speed internet connectivity globally.”

Last month, Hurricane Electric announced plans to launch a new PoP at Webair’s NY1 facility in Garden City, New York. The newly expanded network presence will provide Hurricane Electric customers with more robust connectivity options.