Hurricane Electric expands network with PoP at NJFX

Hurricane Electric expands network with PoP at NJFX

28 January 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Hurricane Electric has deployed a new point of presence (PoP) at NJFX, the Cable Landing Station (CLS) colocation campus in the US.

Marking Hurricane Electric’s fifth PoP in New Jersey and 11th in the greater New York City area, the company will use NJFX’s facility to provide high-speed IP transit via its global IPv6 and IPv4 network through 1/10/100GE ports, delivering reduced latency and improved traffic flow.

Additionally, networks within NJFX’s facility will benefit from a direct path to Hurricane Electric’s global network as well as directly interconnect with subsea capacity across the Atlantic to Ireland, Denmark and Northern Europe.

“We are excited to expand our network to NJFX,” said Mike Leber (pictured), president of Hurricane Electric. “Today’s network expansion furthers our goal of providing more connectivity globally to as many enterprises as possible, while satisfying critical bandwidth demands.”

NJFX is home to four subsea cable systems and seven US fibre-based backhaul providers, acting as a strategic distribution centre for data demarcation into and throughout North America.

“We are delighted to welcome Hurricane Electric’s robust network to our CLS colocation campus,” said Gil Santaliz, CEO for NJFX. “Today’s expansion will enable access to Hurricane Electric’s rich global network for enterprises and cloud providers within our ecosystem.”

In related news, earlier this month Hurricane Electric 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.

NJFX also welcomed a Verizon Communications’ PoP to its facility in October 2020, as such European-based clients can transport data to Verizon's PoP at NJFX and extend their reach to major US metro markets.