Hurricane Electric extends network to e-shelter’s Zurich data centre

30 May 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Hurricane Electric has announced today that it has added a new point of presence (PoP) in Zurich.

The new PoP, which is located at e-shelter’s data centre in Hofwisenstrasse 56 CH-8153 Rümlang, Switzerland, is Hurricane Electric’s third location in Switzerland and will provide enterprises in and near Zurich with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

“Zurich is an economic and cultural hub in Switzerland and one of Europe’s major financial centers. We are excited to work with e-shelter to provide their customers cost-effective connectivity options,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric (pictured).

Built in 2011, e-shelter’s Zurich facility is the first e-shelter data centre in Switzerland and it boasts a total floor area of 26,000 sq m in a building that is pre-certified LEED Platinum by the US Green Building Council.

Customers of e-shelter and those in and near Zurich 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.