From the Wires
Telx Selects Hurricane Electric for its IPv6 Internet Connectivity Service
By: Business Wire
Jan. 26, 2009 09:19 AM
Telx, a leading colocation and interconnection service provider, and Hurricane Electric, a leading Internet Protocol version six (IPv6) Internet service provider, have forged a relationship to provide next-generation IP access services to Telx Dedicated Internet Access, or DIA service, for customers that are colocated within specific Telx facilities. Telx DIA with IPv6 will initially be available in Telx facilities at 56 Marietta Street in Atlanta, 100 Delawanna Avenue in Clifton, N.J., and 60 Hudson Street and 111 8th Avenue in New York City. Hurricane Electric is also the largest IPv6 service provider connected to the Telx Internet Exchange (TIE) in Atlanta.
Telx’s DIA Service already provides customers with robust, secure Internet connectivity; by working with Hurricane Electric, Telx will add the benefits of the IPv6, including improved packet routing for enhanced quality of service, new header options that speed traffic routing and improve security, the ability to send a message to several hosts at one time, and perhaps most importantly, more Internet address space to accommodate growth. With longer Internet address schemes every one of the billions of IP-enabled devices in the world today – including computers, handheld and wireless devices, PDAs, phones and MP3 players – can have its own unique IP address without potential for conflict when two devices need to connect to one another, allowing for greater interconnection possibilities among devices.
“Making our world-class colocation and interconnection sites accessible for all IPv6 users has been a key goal within Telx. Before beginning this IPv6 deployment, we wanted to make sure that we chose a solid IPv6 backbone and transit provider for this effort,” said Rose Klimovich, Vice President of Product Development and Product Management of Telx. “Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 expertise is in a class of its own, and we chose to team with Hurricane because it offered the strongest possible IPv6 platform for our customers.”
Hurricane Electric deployed IPv6 on its global backbone beginning in 2001, and the company now interconnects with more than 360 associated IPv6 backbones, nearly twice as many as its nearest rivals. It is one of the few global backbones that is IPv6 native and does not rely on internal tunnels for its connectivity. IPv6 at Hurricane Electric is now considered to be a core service and every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity as well as classic IPv4 connectivity. A network upgrade performed in early 2007 enhanced the Hurricane Electric network to include complete, dual-stack IPv4 & IPv6 services at every worldwide point of presence (PoP), including locations in the US, Europe, and Asia, with additional PoPs slated to open globally in 2009.
“The need for IPv6 has been proven by the industry at large and it’s gratifying to see the faith that Telx has placed in our services,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “We know that as more telecom providers and backbones start implementing IPv6 services, they will be in good hands and well serviced by our backbone Internet network.”
“The sustained performance gains we’ve experienced with IPv4 & IPv6 bandwidth implementation has been incredibly impressive,” said Vadim Hiekin, Founder and CEO of HostVentures. “The selection of an IP transit port from Hurricane Electric was a strategic business move for our company and it’s been a great success.”
Telx is a world-class leader in providing interconnectivity solutions through their network-neutral and network rich, colocation facilities. With over a dozen facilities in North America, Telx offers cost effective networking solutions for customers to seamlessly access diverse global networks and exchange information in a secure and reliable environment. Over 600 leading telecommunications carriers, ISP’s, content providers and enterprises rely on Telx’s world-class team to support their mission-critical global infrastructure needs and to create a global connectivity marketplace to dramatically expand their business growth opportunities. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with facilities in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Miami, Phoenix, Charlotte, Clifton, N.J. and Weehawken, N.J. For more information about Telx, visit www.telx.com.
About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric is a leading IPv6 Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider specializing in IP Transit and Colocation. Hurricane Electric operates its own global network, running multiple 10 Gigabit Ethernet backbone links. To find out more about how Hurricane Electric is pioneering the IPv6 Internet, please visit http://ipv6.he.net.
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