KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hurricane Electric deployed a new point of presence (PoP) in NOCIX Kansas City

The NOCIX Kansas City data center is just 15 miles from the Kansas City International Airport and is strategically located to serve customers throughout the Midwest. The 50,000-square-foot, Tier I data center has dedicated power lines direct to NKC substation, a raised-floor design with hot/cold aisles, N+1 HVAC and UPS, biometric access controls, and is located on a private, self-healing fiber ring connecting it to downtown. Public peering points include Kansas City Internet eXchange (KCIX), DE-CIX Dallas, and Minneapolis Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE).

Kansas City is a technology hub for the Midwest, with one in every 10 workers employed in tech. In 2024 when construction is complete, Kansas City will be the location for the new 1 million-square-foot, $800 million hyperscale data center for Meta, Facebook’s parent company, which will be supplied 100% with renewable energy. 

This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s fifth location in Missouri and 12th in the West North Central Midwest. It will provide organizations in the region with improved fault tolerance, load balancing, and congestion management in the delivery of next-generation IP connectivity services. 

“It’s exciting to build our third PoP in Kansas City to serve the important Midwest market and provide their customers with high-speed global IP Transit,” said Mike Leber, president, Hurricane Electric. “This PoP is another step in our goal to provide connectivity throughout the globe.”

Customers of NOCIX Kansas City and in and around the Midwest now have a variety of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE, and GigE ports. Additionally, customers at the facility can exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers over 30,000 BGP sessions with over 10,000 different networks via more than 280 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.