Hurricane Electric makes further European network connection

Created September 5, 2019
Technologies and Products

Hurricane Electric has added a new point of presence (PoP) at e-shelter’s data centre in the Spandau district of Berlin, Germany. e-shelter’s Berlin 1 Data Centre is the company’s second largest data centre in Germany and can be easily reached from the city centre.

This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s second in Berlin and eleventh in Germany. It will provide enterprises in Berlin with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services, said Hurricane.

Last year, German start-ups raised a record amount of capital, with the majority of that funding going to companies based in Berlin. This is one market that Hurricane is targeting with its PoP.

“Our presence contributes to Berlin’s ultra-modern technology infrastructure and its reputation as a dynamic economic region of Europe,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “We are providing e-shelter’s Berlin customers cost-effective connectivity options. And this helps meet our commitment to providing high-speed connectivity to users worldwide, with our 71st PoP in Europe and 201st around the world.”

e-shelter users will have access to Hurricane’s IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100G, 10G and 1G ports. Additionally, they are able to exchange IP traffic using Hurricane’s global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 7,500 different networks through more than 200 major exchange points.

Last month, US-headquartered Hurricane added a PoP at Pulsant’s data centre in Edinburgh. That carrier neutral facility sees over 30 telecom carriers go through it. In June, another PoP was added to e-shelter’s Rümlang, near Zurich data centre in Switzerland.

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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation