Hurricane Electric and NEXTDC expand Melbourne partnership

Hurricane Electric and NEXTDC expand Melbourne partnership


Hurricane Electric has deployed a new point of presence (PoP) in NEXTDC’s M1 Melbourne data centre, located in Port Melbourne.

NEXTDC’s M1 Melbourne facility is regarded as Victoria’s most highly interconnected data centre. It gives organisations seamless, secure and native access to cloud platforms including AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud and Alibaba Cloud, as well as Australia's major carrier networks and digital service providers.

“Connectivity continues to play an increasingly important role for organisations as they continue to accelerate and modernise their hybrid IT environments. Our partnership with Hurricane Electric enables us to deepen optionality within our ecosystem, and deliver our customers the power of choice to seamlessly connect to the critical services their business relies on,” said David Dzienciol, chief customer and commercial officer at NEXTDC.

“With Melbourne rapidly emerging as Australia’s next major digital region, it’s critical customers have access to a global network of services such as Hurricane Electric, to provide the speed and global reach needed.”

The expansion of Hurricane Electric’s presence into M1 gives NEXTDC’s Melbourne-based customers a range of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE, 10GE and GigE ports.

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

“Hurricane Electric is thrilled to continue our relationship with a valuable partner like NEXTDC and provide their ecosystem with cost-effective IP transit,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric.

“This expansion will provide more connectivity options for organisations throughout in Melbourne while being able to tap into Hurricane Electric’s rich global network.” 

In related news, November saw Hurricane Electric deployed a new PoP at the Connect Des Moines Data Center. Located at 666 Walnut Street Des Moines, Iowa 50309, the deployment marks Hurricane Electric’s first PoP in Des Moines and second one in Iowa.

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