Hurricane Electric takes a Mediterranean step with Milan PoP

20 February 2017 |


Hurricane Electric has launched a new PoP in Milan, Italy at the Enter Srl data centre.

Hurricane Electric, the IPv6 internet backbone company, has launched a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Milan, Italy at the Enter Srl data centre. This is Hurricane Electric’s second PoP in Milan, and third in Italy.

The new facility will be housed in Milan Caldera, the Italian technology campus, Enter Srl features a Tier 2 green data centre that is interconnected with four major European PoP’s and offers cloud computing services. Built in 2007, the facility boasts a dark fibre footprint covering several major Italian cities, including: Milan, Turin, Genoa and Bologna.

The new connections which this facility makes available will enable Hurricane Electric, it claims, to improve fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the transit of its next-generation IPv6 traffic. Additionally, tenants at the Enter Srl data centre now have the ability to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s global network.

Hurricane Electric has over 17,000 BGP sessions with over 6,000 different networks via more than 155 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports. The new Milan PoP will also provide access to the company’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports and as a result, both new and existing customers will be able to experience increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability.

Mike Leber, President, Hurricane Electric said: “Hurricane Electric is delighted with the continued growth of our global network through this new Milan PoP and we remain committed to further expanding into more European countries this year. Italy has shown itself to be an important technological hub for the Mediterranean and beyond. Our newest Milan site will allow customers of Enter Srl to tap into the bandwidth and reach of Hurricane Electric’s global network and we are grateful for the opportunity to support them.”