Hurricane Electric sets up new point of presence at Involta data center in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native internet backbone, today announced that it has deployed a new Point of Presence (PoP) at Involta’s Arizona data center. It is Hurricane Electric’s first point of presence in Tucson and seventh in Arizona. This new PoP is located at 1215 E. Pennsylvania St., Tucson, AZ.

Involta’s data center in Tucson, Arizona has more than 38,000 square feet and is complete with environmental systems and controls, redundant backup power and HVAC, specialized fire detection, and reinforced concrete building construction. The facility is powered by redundant fiber optic links with 24×7 critical monitoring and 24×7 secure access with biometric security.

Recently ranked number six in Business Facilities’ Millennial Magnet ranking, Tucson has one of the highest concentrations of startup companies for a city of its size. Tucson is ranked among the top ten emerging technology markets by CBRE and has seen a nearly fifty percent increase in technology industry growth over the past five years.

This new PoP offers organizations in and around Tucson new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network via 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet), and GigE ( 1 Gigabit Ethernet). Additionally, customers at the facility can exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, offering over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 9,000 different networks across more than 250 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

“We are excited to expand to our first location in Tucson,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “This new PoP will enable Hurricane Electric to meet the connectivity demands driven by Tucson’s robust growth.”

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 250 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 9,000 different networks. Using a resilient fiber optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no fewer than five redundant 100G paths traversing North America, four separate 100G paths between the US and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia. The 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. Available connection speeds include 100GE (100 Gigabits/second), 10GE, and Gigabit Ethernet. Visit http://he.net for more information.

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