Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone announced today that Hurricane Electric has deployed a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Datacenter SyT in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The new PoP is located at 128 Suipacha, Buenos Aires, 1401, Argentina.

This carrier-neutral data center is operated by Servicios y Telecomunicaciones and offers customers 9,300 square feet of space including remote hands, rack cabinets, office space, and individual server hosting. This facility is located in downtown Buenos Aires, approximately 30 km (18 miles) from Ezeiza International Airport. This facility has a direct connection to the Buenos Aires IXP, direct connection to the FL-IX in Florida, US, and access to multiple TIER 1 international transit providers.

Argentina is one of the largest economies in South America, dependent on manufacturing, services, and tourism. Buenos Aires is the largest port in the country and a center for financial services, manufacturing, and technology, housing the majority of tech companies in the country. Datacenter SyT serves these businesses by providing 24/7 monitoring, multiple cooling systems with alternative power supplies, uninterrupted power supply, and double triphasic power supply line on every rack.

This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s first location in Argentina and 8th in South America and will provide the region with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next-generation IP connectivity services. 

“We are excited to support customers in Buenos Aires and all of Argentina with this PoP at Datacenter SyT,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “The growing tech industry needs reliable IP transit and access to thousands of networks and we are proud to support economic growth and innovation in this region.”

Customers of Datacenter SyT and in and around Buenos Aires, Argentina 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 (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. Additionally, customers at the facility are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 10,000 different networks via more than 280 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

About Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 280 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 10,000 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa and a ring through Australia and New Zealand. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection. Connection speeds available include 100GE (100 gigabits/second), 10GE, and gigabit ethernet.