Hurricane Electric Expands Global Network with New Point-of-Presence with Cologix in Dallas

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Hurricane Electric to Leverage Cologix’s Standard Connections Product for Easy and Rapid Access to New Demand

Cologix Dallas InfoMart

Standard Connections allows us to offer our services directly to Cologix’s growing customers base without significant risk, which creates an important on-ramp for us, given the demand we expect to see from customers moving into their newly opened facility.

Cologix™, a network neutral interconnection and colocation company, announced today that Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, has established a point-of-presence (PoP) at Cologix’s Dallas INFOMART data center. The new PoP, leveraging Cologix’s Standard Connections product, will enable Hurricane Electric to expand its global network reach to access demand from a new set of network customers in Dallas. With this deployment, Hurricane Electric has presence in each market across Cologix’s North American platform.

“We are continually growing our global network reach, and are pleased to take advantage of Cologix’s Standard Connections offering in Dallas,” said Reid Fishler, Hurricane Electric’s Director of Carrier Services. “Leveraging Standard Connections allows us to offer our services directly to Cologix’s growing customers base without significant risk, which creates an important on-ramp for us, given the demand we expect to see from customers moving into their newly opened facility.”

With data centers in Dallas, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, Cologix provides one of North America's largest neutral marketplaces where network operators and network buyers interconnect. Cologix offers over 300 network choices, manages thousands of interconnections and has over 550 customers that utilize Cologix’s colocation and interconnection services to scale their networks’ needs rapidly and cost-effectively. Cologix’s Standard Connections product provides a low-cost, low-risk rack unit-based Ethernet switch environment that allows customers to interconnect to any carrier or customer with a presence in Cologix's data center.

“Hurricane Electric provides a unique set of network services that are often requested from customers across our North American platform and we are happy to introduce them as a provider option for our customers in the INFOMART,” stated Rob DeVita, General Manager, Cologix Dallas. “We believe Hurricane Electric’s deployment is an excellent model of how to leverage our Standard Connections product to expand a network’s addressable market.”

About Cologix, Inc.

Cologix, Inc. is a network neutral interconnection and colocation company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, that provides massively scalable interconnection services and secure, reliable colocation services in densely connected, strategically located facilities in Dallas, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. With more than 300 network choices and eleven prime interconnection locations, Cologix currently serves over 550 carrier, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers. The company’s experienced team of communications infrastructure professionals is committed to providing its customers the highest standard of local customer support. For more information about Cologix, please visit the company’s website at http://www.cologix.com.

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. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds exceeding 10 Gbps. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 60 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 2,700 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia. In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California, including Hurricane’s newest facility: the 208,000 ft2 Fremont 2. For additional information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://www.he.net.

Media Contacts

Cologix: Julia Kendall
Office: +1 720.940.2559
Mobile: +1 303.522.9758
julia(dot)kendall(at)cologix.com

Hurricane Electric: Adam Waitkunas
Milldam Public Affairs
Office: 978-369-0406
Mobile: 978-828-8304
awaitkunas(at)milldampa(dot)com

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