Hurricane Electric deploys new PoP in Providence

Hurricane Electric deploys new PoP in Providence

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Hurricane Electric has expanded its global network to Providence, its first location in Rhode Island and its fourth in New England.

Hurricane Electric deployed a new Point of Presence (PoP) in the 1MW Irontrust PVD2 data center, itself is located in "fibre alley", one of the state's major industrial, commercial, medical, and finance centres offering what Hurricane described as "the most fibre rich area in Rhode Island".

The PoP will provide enterprises in and around southern New England with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

Customers of PVD2 as well as other organizations near Providence now have a variety of new connectivity options and 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.

“With its robust technology ecosystem and thriving start-up environment, Providence is a critical location to provide services to customers in the metropolitan area and around southern New England,” said Mike Leber (pictured), president, Hurricane Electric.

“We are excited to work with PVD2 to ensure their customers have access to cost-effective high-speed connectivity, and continue our commitment to provide high speed IP transit to users everywhere.”

Customers at the facility are also able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 9,000 different networks via more than 250 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

The news continues a busy year to date for Hurricane Electric. In January it announced a contract to deliver IP transit for Digital Realty’s data centres in nine global metros, with the news quickly followed by the news it would deploy a PoP at NJFX, the Cable Landing Station (CLS) colocation campus in the US.

April saw the firm add 13 PoPs across the EdgeConneX network and in April it confirmed a second PoP in New Zealand.

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