Hurricane Electric, an Internet backbone and IPv6 Internet Service Provider, has announced that it has extended its network to Phoenix, connecting into Telx’s Phoenix colocation facility. Selecting Telx’s industry-leading service provider ecosystem in Phoenix, Hurricane Electric can improve fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities for the delivery of next-generation IP access services. It will also enable Telx’s Global Marketplace of customers to directly exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone.

The increasing demand for IPv6 content has led to Hurricane Electric’s expansion. By leveraging Telx’s high-quality and network-rich data center to easily deploy network nodes, Hurricane Electric will provide next-generation and reliable IP access services for its customers.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Telx,” said Martin Levy, director of IPv6 strategy at Hurricane Electric. “Our growing footprint through Telx will give our customers the extended IPv6 functionality they are demanding.”

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.

Last November, Hurricane Electric announced that its IPv6 network had doubled in less than a year to more than 600 associated IPv6 backbones. As of today, Hurricane Electric has further increased its count of associated IPv6 backbones to more than 830.