Hurricane Electric enters the Greek market with new data centre PoP

Created October 23, 2019
News and Business

Hurricane Electric has added a new point-of-presence (PoP) at the Lamda Hellix data centre campus on the outskirts of Athens, Greece. The country has faced an economic meltdown but Hurricane says its deployment will aid digital transformation in the Athens market.

This is Hurricane Electric’s first PoP in Greece, and will provide enterprises and residential IP providers with high-speed connectivity, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next-generation IP connectivity services.

Lamda Hellix customers will have access to a variety of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s global IPv4 and IPv6 backbone through 100 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Alexandros Bechrakis, chief commercial and technology officer of Lamda Hellix, said: “Having a Hurricane Electric PoP in our campus is a big deal both for our customers and for high-speed internet connectivity in Greece. It’s also a great example of the new post-crisis Greece becoming a digital hub in South East Europe & East Med.”

Bechrakis added: “As the largest multi-tenant data centre services provider in the area we strive to bring value to the local economy while taking care of the regional needs of some of the world’s largest telecom, finance and cloud operators.”

Founded in 2002, Lamda Hellix is a privately held organisation headquartered in Athens.

Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric, said of the deployment: “Greece is quickly becoming a technology hub due to its strategic location at the crossroads between Europe and Africa & Middle East and Asia. This new PoP is Hurricane Electric’s first in Greece, and continues our commitment to provide high-speed internet connectivity globally.”

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This article was written
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