Hurricane Electric, a neutral data center provider and IPv6 network, on Tuesday set up a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) at DataCenter.BZ's facility in Columbus, Ohio.
Located at 555 Scherers Court, the new PoP will give the service provider a new entrée into both Ohio and the rest of the Midwestern U.S. territory.
With this symbiotic relationship, DataCenter.BZ's carrier customers will be able to exchange IP traffic and peer directly with Hurricane Electric's Internet backbone. At this PoP, customers will have access to a host of next-gen Internet and IPv6 systems and three flavors of Ethernet: 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GigE), 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) and 100BaseT.
In addition to providing new service capabilities, the new PoP will offer improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities.
Because Ohio has become one of the fastest growing U.S. markets, the other key benefit that both Hurricane and DataCenter.BZ gain is a more efficient route into the rest of Ohio and the Midwest territory.
"This decision represents both a strategic network expansion for Hurricane Electric and also significant opportunity not only for Columbus but also for markets throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana, where customers previously had to route through Chicago or New York to access such services," said Mike Leber, president, Hurricane Electric, in a press release announcing the new PoP.
Leber added, "this expansion will provide area customers with greater bandwidth, reduced router hops and latency, and improved quality of service."
Customers in Ohio and the Midwest who need IPv6 connectivity will also be able to get a more efficient means to connect to Hurricane Electric's larger international presence in Asia Pacific and Europe.
Having these capabilities in hand also improves DataCenter.BZ's ability to differentiate itself from other area data center providers like FiberMedia, a data center provider that has a facility located in Cleveland.
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