Monday, October 20, 2014

Hurricane Electric Extends Presence in 17 Equinix Centers

Hurricane Electric, a leading global Internet backbone, is extending its global IPv4 and IPv6 network to Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in Asia and Europe -- for a total of 17 IBX deployments.

Hurricane Electric anticipates a widespread migration to IPv6 as the Internet of Things becomes fully realized. Currently, the company estimates that IPv6 traffic represents just over four percent of global IP traffic.

Global adoption of IPv6 varies worldwide with certain countries far ahead of others. Hurricane Electric stands to benefit greatly from its multiple global colocations through Equinix to support this migration. In particular, Germany has doubled its IPv6 penetration over the last six months4, making Hurricane Electric’s latest Equinix deployments in Munich (MU1) and Frankfurt (FR5) timely.

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