Hurricane Electric launches new PoP in Frankfurt

26 April 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Hurricane Electric has announced today that it is announcing a new point of presence (PoP) at e-shelter’s Frankfurt 1 data centre.

The PoP is Hurricane Electric’s fifth in Frankfurt and tenth in Germany and will provide organisations in Frankfurt with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

Frankfurt 1, located at Eschborner Landstrasse 100, 60489 Frankfurt, Germany, boasts a total of 54,000 sq m of space and is Europe’s largest individual data centre site.

“As a main centre of business and finance in Germany, Hurricane Electric is excited to provide e-shelter’s Frankfurt customers cost-effective connectivity options,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric.

“This new PoP is Hurricane Electric’s 71st in Europe and 185th around the globe and part of our global commitment to provide high-speed connectivity to users everywhere.”

As part of e-shelter’s 65,000 sq m of data centre space in Frankfurt, this secure site was planned and built for data centre use and is flexible to respond to changing requirements.

Customers of e-shelter and those in and near Frankfurt now have a variety 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 are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 7,500 different networks via more than 200 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.