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Hurricane Electric Expands Its Global Network to Providence

The world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, Hurricane Electric, deploys a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Irontrust Networks’ Prov.net PVD2 data center in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Hurricane Electric owns and operates a global IPv4 and IPv6 network. Its network consists of over 250 major exchange points. In turn, the provider exchanges traffic directly with more than 9,000 different networks.

Hurricane Electric employs a resilient fiber-optic topology, has five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, 100G rings in Europe and Asia, a ring around Africa, and a PoP in Australia. It uses the same connection to offer both IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions. Its clients benefit from 100GE (100 gigabits/second) connection speeds, 10GE, and gigabit ethernet.

With its latest innovation, the launch of its first PoP in Rhode Island, Hurricane Electric will improve its supply in and across southern New England. More precisely, it will improve fault tolerance, load balancing, and congestion management in the provision of IP connectivity services.

Prov.net PVD2 is located in Fiber Alley, a significant industrial, commercial, medical, and finance center in southern New England. Essentially, it comes to the most fiber-rich area in Rhode Island. The exact location of the new PoP is ‘304 Carpenter Street, Providence, RI 02909.’

The data center takes up to 15,000 square feet, 1MW of critical power, and 200 tons of N+1 cooling.

Mike Leber, who serves the role of President at Hurricane Electric, had this to say:

With its robust technology ecosystem and thriving start-up environment, Providence is a critical location to provide services to customers in the metropolitan area and around southern New England. We are excited to work with Prov.net PVD2 to ensure their customers have access to cost-effective, high-speed connectivity and continue our commitment to provide high-speed IP transit to users everywhere.

Hurricane Electric is not the first company that flocks to Rhode Island. Many start-ups have done the same. It’s primarily due to the low cost of living in the area, its proximity to the capital, and the start-up hubs, including New York and Boston, says Hurricane Electric.

As a customer of Prov.net PVD2, you can now access lots of new connectivity options, Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet), and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. Furthermore, customers at the facility can exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network.