Hurricane Electric, an IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, has announced the third build out of its 208,000 square-foot Fremont 2 data center. This expansion project commenced earlier than originally planned due to high customer demand.

The 24,000 sq-ft space will be identical to Hurricane Electric’s phase-two expansion, which opened last November and is expected to be at full capacity by the end of the year. Like the previous build out, the new space will employ energy-efficient cooling infrastructure technology, including McQuay’s Maverick II rooftop HVAC system, which offers 100 percent economizer mode, and Eaton Corporation’s 9395 UPS system, which operates at 99 percent efficiency.

“We at Hurricane Electric are pleased with the accelerated growth of our colocation business,” said Mike Leber, Hurricane Electric’s President. “It’s clear that people are choosing Hurricane Electric for our competitive pricing and record of nearly 100 percent uptime.”

Hurricane Electric’s Fremont 2 facility is outfitted with popular colocation amenities, including 24/7 on-site knowledgeable staff, sophisticated up-flow HVAC systems and uninterruptible power sources with back-up generators. The facility also contains a state-of-the-art digital-video surveillance system that monitors every entrance, exit, hallway and rack in the facility.

In addition to its growing colocation business, Hurricane Electric has seen rapid growth in its IPv6 network. Hurricane Electric now connects to more than 900 associated IPv6 backbones.

Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001. It is one of the few global Internet backbones that is IPv6-native and does not rely on internal tunnels for its IPv6 connectivity. IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity, as well as classic IPv4 connectivity.