Hurricane Electric strengthens presence in Netherlands



Hurricane Electric, the world´s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, has announced its third Point of Presence (PoP) in Amsterdam at the Interxion Data Centre (AMS8), , the company said.

Based in one of Europe´s best-connected cities, Interxion´s AMS8 data centre boasts 15 megawatts of power capacity, 99.99% uptime, and a direct connection to the AMS-IX, NL-ix and NDIX Internet exchanges. Additionally, the facility provides access to more than 45 carriers/ISPs and three IXPs and features a free cooling system, aquifer thermal energy storage, and N+1 generator backup.

Considered one of the most wired countries in Europe, Hurricane Electric´s expanded presence in the Netherlands will provide the bandwidth options that both established and emerging companies have been seeking. Numerous global IT companies have established campuses in the region to utilize its IT infrastructure and tech-savvy workforce, including: Microsoft, Cisco, and Oracle, Verizon and Google. As a result, demand for high-speed IP transit has been steadily increasing.

Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv6 and IPv4 network and is considered the largest Internet backbone in the world for both IPv6 and IPv4 as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to more than 174 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 6,500 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, three separate paths between the US and Europe, and rings in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.