Hurricane Electric, an IPv6-native Internet backbone and a colocation provider, has announced that it has established points-of-presence at Comfluent located at 910 15th St., Denver, CO; Equinix Singapore located at 20 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore; and The Northwest Access Exchange (NWAX) in Portland, OR.
Hurricane Electric’s expansion in the two facilities will enable customers of Comfluent and Equinix Singapore to exchange IP traffic or “peer” directly with Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone.
Hurricane Electric’s connection to NWAX in Portland will reduce latency and router hops for Northwest connections. Two weeks ago, Hurricane Electric announced a new PoP at The Pittock Building located at 921 SW Washington St., Portland.
“Hurricane Electric’s presence at these locations will enable the smooth delivery of next-generation IP services by improving fault tolerance, balancing traffic loads and reducing congestion,” said Martin Levy, Hurricane Electric’s director of IPv6 Strategy.
Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001. Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone is one of the few 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. Hurricane Electric connects to more than 900 associated IPv6 backbones.
In addition to access to Hurricane’s Electric’s vast network, Hurricane offers enterprises free IPv6 certification and tunnel broker service.