Hurricane Electric Deploys PoP At NEXTDC Sydney Data Centre

Hurricane Electric deploys PoP at NEXTDC Sydney facility

19 September 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Hurricane Electric has deployed a new point of presence (PoP) in NEXTDC’s S1 Sydney data centre, which will provide businesses and other organisations with global high-speed connectivity that meet their technology needs.

The new PoP is located at 4 Eden Park Drive, Macquarie Park, approximately 15km from Sydney’s central business district. NEXTDC S1 Sydney offers 5,800 sq m of technical space, with capacity for 2,800 racks and an IT load capacity of 16MW.

The facility delivers seamless and secure access to NEXTDC’s entire national ecosystem of 550+ partners comprising the largest public and private cloud platforms, ISP and MSP providers and the nation’s carrier networks.

“We’re pleased to provide NEXTDC’s customers in and around Sydney with cost-effective global connectivity options,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric (pictured). “The addition of this new location is important for our continued expansion in Australia and will help meet the bandwidth needs of the tech boom that Sydney is experiencing.”

This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s third in Sydney and fourth in Australia and will provide enterprises in Sydney and New South Wales with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

Sydney is quickly developing a strong ecosystem for the tech community, and has recently announced the creation of an innovation hub, similar to Silicon Valley. The new innovation hub is expected to create 10,000 jobs by 2036 and has had a warm reception from global tech companies.

Customers of NEXTDC in and around Sydney 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.

Adam Scully, chief sales officer at NEXTDC, added: “We are excited to welcome Hurricane Electric to the NEXTDC ecosystem. They are a company on the forefront of innovation for global connectivity. Their exciting growth strategy and vision for helping customers to build resilient and reliable networks closely aligns to the commitment NEXTDC makes to our customers.  Our vision is to empower our customers to leverage the full capability of the digital era. Our partnership with companies like Hurricane Electric enables us to deliver on that promise.”

The IPv6-native internet backbone company announced in last month that it deployed a PoP at e-shelter’s data centre in Spandau, a suburb of Berlin.