Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone,
announced today that it has added a new point of presence (PoP) at e-shelter,
a leading owner, operator and developer of data centers in Germany. The
new PoP is located at Eschborner Landstrasse 100, 60489 Frankfurt,
Datacenter Frankfurt 1 boasts a total of 54,000 sq. m. of space and
is Europe’s largest individual data center site. As part of e-shelter’s
65,000 sq. m. of data center space in Frankfurt, this secure site was
planned and built for data center use and is flexible to respond to
This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s fifth in Frankfurt and tenth in Germany
and will provide organizations in Frankfurt with improved fault
tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of
next generation IP connectivity services.
“As a main center of business and finance in Germany, Hurricane Electric
is excited to provide e-shelter’s Frankfurt customers cost-effective
connectivity options,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric.
“This new PoP is Hurricane Electric’s 71st in Europe and 185th
around the globe and part of our global commitment to provide high-speed
connectivity to users everywhere.”
Customers of e-shelter and those in and near Frankfurt 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 7,500 different networks via
more than 200 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 and IPv4 backbone in the world as measured
by the number of networks connected. Within its global network,
Hurricane Electric is connected to over 200 major exchange points and
exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,500 different networks.
Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no
less than five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, five
separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in
Europe and Asia. Hurricane Electric also has a ring around Africa and a
PoP in Australia. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit
solutions over the same connection. Connection speeds available include
100GE (100 gigabits/second), 10GE, and gigabit ethernet.
For more information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://he.net.