Hurricane Electric expands global network to GTT in Halifax

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Hurricane Electric announces that it has added a point of presence (PoP) at GTT Halifax in Canada.

The new PoP is located close to downtown Halifax and will provide enterprises and residential IP providers in the area with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

“Hurricane Electric is delighted to further its expansion in the Canadian market and help meet GTT’s customers’ requirements, and provide them with cost-effective connectivity options,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “These new PoPs will provide additional and cost-effective high-speed connectivity, providing the needed bandwidth to power Atlantic Canada’s burgeoning tech hub.”

This expansion will give GTT customers a variety of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE, 10GE and GigE ports. Additionally, customers are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 7,800 different networks via more than 220 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

Halifax was recently named as a top tech centre in Atlantic Canada, boasting more than 10,000 tech workers, representing 5.1% of total employment in the area, a nearly ten percent increase in tech talent over the last five years and a labour quality rating of A-.

The news follows a previous partnership announced back in November when Hurricane Electric expanded its presence to H5 Data Centers in downtown 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.

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