Hurricane Electric connects to 200 Internet exchanges around globe

Hurricane Electric, the world´s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, has announced that it is the first Internet backbone in the world to connect to over 200 unique Internet exchanges, the company said.

As an early provider of the switch to IPv6, Hurricane Electric now connects to the largest number of networks on the planet for both IPv6 and IPv4 and has been at the forefront of providing high-speed Internet connectivity to organizations throughout the world using:100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet), and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) connections. As a result of the improved connectivity with these 200 exchanges, customers receive the benefit of lower latency, higher throughput and increased fault tolerance.

This reliable connectivity is especially important as global IP traffic continues to increase — Cisco´s Visual Networking Index: Forecast and Trends, 2017–2022 predicts that annual global IP traffic will reach 4.8 zettabytes (ZB) per year by 2022, or 396 exabytes (EB) per month, triple the 2017 rate.

Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 and IPv4 backbone in the world as measured by the number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 200 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,300 different networks. For more information on Hurricane Electric, visit http://he.net