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Hurricane Electric Extends Network to Central Virginia at The Pixel Factory Data Center


New Point of Presence will provide robust connectivity options for
the Greater Richmond, VA area and its burgeoning tech sector

Fremont, Calif.-based Hurricane
, the world's largest IPv6-native Internet backbone,
announced today a new Point of Presence (PoP), in The
Pixel Factory Data Center
, a carrier neutral facility located at
9680 Atlee Commons Drive, Ashland, Virginia.

Located less than 20 miles from Richmond, VA, The Pixel Factory Data
Center boasts N+1 redundancy and a fully redundant network throughout
edge, core and distribution layers as well as diverse fiber routes out
of the facility. Additionally, the facility offers a 24/7 monitored
security system and the premises is monitored via a closed-circuit
digital camera.

With the launch of Hurricane Electric's PoP, customers of The Pixel
Factory Data Center and others in the area will have a variety of new
connectivity 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, tenants 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 7,200
different networks via more than 185 major exchange points and thousands
of customer and private peering ports.

"Hurricane Electric is committed to providing Central Virginia with
faster connectivity options, enabling reduced latency and greater
throughput," said Mike Leber, President, Hurricane Electric. "The
Greater Richmond area is quickly becoming its own tech hub and we look
forward to meeting its high-speed connectivity needs."

About Hurricane Electric

Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global
IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the
world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global
network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 185 major exchange points
and exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,200 different networks.
Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no
less than five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four
separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in
Europe and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa, and a PoP in

In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and
operates two data centers in Fremont, California, including Fremont 2,
its newest 208,000 square foot facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4
and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including
10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet.

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