Fremont, California – (The Hosting News) – March 22, 2006 – Internet backbone and colocation provider, Hurricane Electric, has increased the size of its connections at Telehouse New York.
According to the company, upgrading its connection to the NYIIX exchange from a
Gigabit Ethernet port to a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port, Hurricane Electric is making it one of only a
handful of networks that employ a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port to the NYIIX
switch. The upgrade will allow Hurricane Electric to dramatically increase the
amount of traffic it can handle over its network and will greatly increase its
connectivity to the networks it peers with. Hurricane Electric customers will
experience the benefits of this upgrade with increased capacity, more
reliability, and faster throughput.
Mike Leber, Hurricane Electric President commented, ”This upgrade was necessitated by a large upswing in traffic growth over the last several months. We are actively working on upgrading numerous exchange points to improve our network connectivity in the U.S. and around the world.”
Hurricane Electric was recently named one of the top ten Internet networks in the world by FixedOrbit.com’s Knodes Index, a list of the top ten networks in the world as measured by connectivity to the rest of the Internet. Hurricane Electric made its debut to The Knodes Index as a top ten Internet network in the world. To celebrate the upgrades, Hurricane Electric is extending a special transit promotion, which will allow those who own their own AS number and address space to receive 100 Mbps free with the purchase of 100 Mbps or more via Gigabit Ethernet.
With this promotion, it would cost just $3,000 for 200 Mbps burstable on a GigE interface. This special offer is available at ten locations in the United States: Switch and Data (PAIX) in Palo Alto, CA; Equinix in Ashburn, VA; Equinix in Chicago, IL; Equinix in Dallas, TX; Equinix in Los Angeles, CA; Equinix in San Jose, CA; Telehouse (NYIIX) in New York, NY; Telehouse (LAIIX) in Los Angeles, CA; Hurricane Electric in San Jose, CA; and Hurricane Electric in Fremont, CA. The offer is available at two locations in Europe: NIKHEF (AMS-IX/NL-ix) Amsterdam, NL and Telehouse (LINX) in London, UK.
To learn more about Hurricane Electric, please visit: http://www.he.net.