Hurricane Electric launhes PoP at Vocus Auckland
Hurricane Electric confirms the launch of a new point of presence (PoP) at Vocus Auckland - Albany in New Zealand.
This latest PoP marks Hurricane Electric’s second location in New Zealand and will provide enterprises in the area with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management as they deliver next-gen IP connectivity services.
In addition, customers of Vocus Auckland - Albany and those in and around the Auckland area now have a range of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE, 10GE and GigE ports.
Additionally, customers at the facility can exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with more than 9,000 different networks via more than 250 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.
“We are excited to further expand of our services in New Zealand where we can continue meeting the demand for high-speed and cost-effective IP transit,” said Mike Leber (pictured), president of Hurricane Electric.
“This new PoP will provide additional options for Vocus Auckland – Albany’s customers, satisfying high-speed global connectivity needs.”
Vocus Auckland - Albany’s facility supplies international ethernet, colocation, dark fibre, voice, IP WAN, firewall and backup to enterprise and government organisations across New Zealand and Australia. Vocus' Albany facility is located in a New Zealand metropolis.
New Zealand, and Auckland in particular, is witnessing a rapid growth in technology companies and as a result, more technology spending by the government. Specifically, New Zealand’s IT and technology market is set to grow by 5.7% in 2021, reaching a total of $13.2 billion.
This increase in growth and spending is driven by the implementation of a new subsea cable, which will connect Australia and the US delivering 74Tbps of capacity and will provide a 100% increase in the country’s international connectivity.