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H5 Data Centers partners Hurricane Electric for Cleveland expansion

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H5 Data Centers has confirmed the expansion of Hurricane Electric to its downtown data centre in Cleveland.

The new point of presence (PoP) at H5’s Cleveland facility will offer cloud service providers and enterprises with next-gen IP connectivity services 1, 10 or 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports.

“Hurricane Electric is excited to expand the options for high-speed and cost-effective global connectivity to the Cleveland metro,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “The combination of the rich data centre ecosystem at H5 Cleveland and our global footprint offers additional choices for customers of H5 Data Centers and reflects our commitment to providing connectivity to users around the globe."

As a result of the collaboration. customers of H5 Data Centers now have access to Hurricane Electric's extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. Additionally, customers can exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric's global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions to over 7,800 different networks via more than 220 major exchange points and thousands of customers and private peering ports.

“1625 Rockwell is the top point of interconnection in the Cleveland area," said Josh Simms (pictured), founder and CEO of H5 Data Centers. "Hurricane Electric will give our customers the opportunity to diversify their network options and reduce latency."

Last month, Hurricane Electric launched its first point of presence (PoP) in Greece at the Lamda Hellix data centre in Athens. Prior to this, back in August Zayo confirmed that it is to provide connectivity to H5 Data Centers’ San Antonio facility at 100 Taylor Street in downtown San Antonio.