Hurricane Electric in Spandau Ballet move with e-shelter

Hurricane Electric in Spandau Ballet move with e-shelter in Berlin

23 August 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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IPv6-native internet backbone company Hurricane Electric is now at e-shelter’s data centre in Spandau, a suburb of Berlin.

This point of presence (PoP) is Hurricane Electric’s second in Berlin and eleventh in Germany and will provide enterprises in Berlin with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

“This new PoP contributes to Berlin’s ultramodern technology infrastructure and its reputation as a dynamic economic region of Europe,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric.

“We are pleased to provide e-shelter’s Berlin customers cost-effective connectivity options. This helps Hurricane Electric to meet our commitment to providing high-speed connectivity to users worldwide.”

e-shelter’s Berlin 1 Data Centre (pictured) has 13,000 sq m of data centre space and 2,000 sq m of office space, and is the NTT subsidiary’s second largest data centre in Germany.

Hurricane Electric said that customers of e-shelter and those in and near Berlin now have a variety of new connectivity options and access to the backbone’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE, 10GE  and GigE ports. Customers at Berlin 1 are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s global network.

In May Hurricane Electric expanded to an e-shelter data centre in Zürich