Hurricane Electric Expands In San Francisco
The new PoP is designed to meet the demand in growth for increased bandwidth, while providing additional connectivity options.
Hurricane Electric has announced a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Digital 365 Main, located at 365 Main Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. The facility currently contains 8,600 kW of critical IT capacity and services early, middle-market and Fortune 1000 corporations.
This new PoP furthers Hurricane Electric’s goal of providing businesses and networks in the San Francisco Bay Area with additional connectivity options, enabling greater bandwidth and reduced latency through 100GE (100 gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 gigabit Ethernet), GigE (1 gigabit Ethernet) and 100BaseT network connections. Additionally, customers of Digital 365 Main will experience improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities for the delivery of both IPv4 and IPv6 access services. They will also have the opportunity to exchange traffic with Hurricane Electric’s rich global network.
“The addition of a second PoP at Digital 365 Main represents both a strategic network expansion for Hurricane Electric, and also an opportunity for customers and networks in the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Mike Leber, president, Hurricane Electric. “In addition, this new PoP will provide customers of Digital 365 Main with reduced router hops and improved quality in the delivery of next generation IP.”
This is the second expansion in San Francisco for Hurricane Electric in 2014. Earlier this year, Hurricane Electric announcedthe addition of PoP at Telx’s SFR1 Data Center.
Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone is one of the few that is IPv6-native and does not rely on internal tunnels for IPv6 connectivity. IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity.