Hurricane Electric extends network to Central Virginia

Fremont, Calif.-based Hurricane Electric, the world´s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, has announced a new Point of Presence (PoP), in The Pixel Factory Data Center, a carrier neutral facility located at 9680 Atlee Commons Drive, Ashland, Virginia, the company said.

Located less than 20 miles from Richmond, VA, The Pixel Factory Data Center boasts N+1 redundancy and a fully redundant network throughout edge, core and distribution layers as well as diverse fiber routes out of the facility. Additionally, the facility offers a 24/7 monitored security system and the premises is monitored via a closed-circuit digital camera.

With the launch of Hurricane Electric´s PoP, customers of The Pixel Factory Data Center and others in the area will have a variety of new connectivity and access to Hurricane Electric´s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports.

Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 185 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,200 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the US and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa, and a PoP in Australia.