Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric to deliver IP transit for Digital Realty’s data centres

13 January 2021 | Abigail Opiah

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Hurricane Electric has announced that it will provide new IP transit for Digital Realty’s data centres in nine global metros.

The company said the collaboration expands the global reach of PlatformDIGITAL, Digital Realty’s global data centre platform which is designed to enable customers to scale digital business.

Hurricane Electric has established points of presence (PoPs) at Digital Realty facilities in Amsterdam, Ashburn, Dallas, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Zagreb, Croatia.

According to Digital Realty’s Data Gravity Index DGx report, Data Gravity Intensity is expected to more than double annually across analysed metros through 2024.

The nine new cities are among a group of 53 metros that are experiencing the most dramatic increase in Data Gravity Intensity globally.

“As demands for colocation and connectivity continue to increase, we welcome Hurricane Electric’s expansion to our facilities to meet our customers’ growing bandwidth needs,” said Tony Bishop, SVP, Platform, Growth and Marketing, Digital Realty.

“The addition of Hurricane Electric’s global network connectivity is significant as we continue to expand PlatformDIGITAL globally to help enterprises overcome the data gravity barriers inhibiting their digital transformation goals.”

Through the partnership, Hurricane Electric will leverage Digital Realty’s data centres to provide Digital Realty’s global customers with high-speed IP transit via Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 and IPv4 network through 1/10/100GE (Gigabit Ethernet) ports.

Hurricane Electric has also connected to the Digital Realty Internet Exchange (DRIX), with new connections in Ashburn and Chicago, in addition to Atlanta, Dallas, and New York.

“Hurricane Electric is excited to strengthen our relationship with Digital Realty by extending our global network to their diverse growing base of customers across the globe,” said Walt Wollny, Director of Interconnection Strategy at Hurricane Electric.

“This network expansion across Digital Realty’s data centre footprint will enable their customers, partners, suppliers, and employees to interact with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network while providing additional high-speed IP transit options.”