Hurricane Electric edges IP backbone into 10 US markets

20 February 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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EdgeConneX has signed a deal to extend Hurricane Electric’s IP network connectivity across 10 of its markets in its North American footprint.

The agreement includes deployments in Santa Clara, Seattle, Atlanta, Toronto, Nashville, Detroit, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas with additional connectivity options, including 100GbE, 10GbE and GigE ports and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv6 internet backbone and IPv4 global network.

“We are honoured to partner with EdgeConneX as we further expand our global backbone into multiple US markets,” said Walt Wolly, director of interconnection services at Hurricane Electric, which is now connected to over 200 unique internet exchanges around the world.

“As early shapers of edge networking and illustrators of its benefits, EdgeConneX has been instrumental in bringing the ‘edge’ to its customers with one of the most comprehensive data centre footprints. Hurricane Electric will provide expanded bandwidth and direct connectivity solutions to many customers at the edge.”

Hurricane Electric exchanges traffic directly with over 7,300 different networks worldwide, and is connected to more than 200 unique internet exchanges globally. Content, cloud and enterprise customers in these 10 edge markets will also benefit from reduced latency and improved traffic flow and efficiency for end-users dependent on the internet. Other benefits include, higher availability, updated technology, improved customer and tech support and enhanced management and reporting, among others.

“EdgeConneX empowers its customers to do more – to provide the most proximate offerings and in turn, the best possible service and support to their end-users,” added Brian Bellis, vice president of network sales and ecosystem development at EdgeConneX.

“That’s our edge. And it’s different for each unique customer. Hurricane Electric’s world-class IP network helps us to further deliver on our promise to bring the benefits of local network and edge data centre services that are highly proximate to customers. Hurricane Electric now brings access to industry-leading connectivity options right to our customers’ front door, right to their edge.”

The news comes less than a month after EdgeConneX acquired a Munich data centre facility.