Monday, September 6, 2010

Hurricane Electric Notes Growth in IPv6 Backbones

Hurricane Electric, which operates colocation facilities in the U.S., noted rapid growth in its IPv6 network. Hurricane Electric now connects to more than 900 associated IPv6 backbones. The company first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001, and 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.

Hurricane Electric also announced the third build out of its 208,000 square-foot Fremont 2 data center. The 24,000 square-foot space will be identical to Hurricane Electric's phase-two expansion, which opened last November and is expected to be at full capacity by the end of the year.