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Hurricane Electric to Offer Premium Tunnel Broker Service

June 07
08:14 2011

Hosting NewsFREMONT, Calif. – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, announced today the availability of a new premium IPv6 tunnel broker service to complement its free and highly popular consumer-grade tunnel broker service.

The new production-grade tunnel broker service is intended for intensive business and enterprise computing environments. Supporting throughput of up to 1 Gbps, the premium service is available via IPv4 and IPv6 and allows both protocols within the dual-stacked tunnel. Customers can provide their own network prefix, or Hurricane Electric can provide one. The service, which will cost $500 per month, requires the use of BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) as the routing protocol.

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“Now that the transition from an IPv4-only world to a dual-stacked world is gaining momentum, it’s important for enterprises and organizations to get serious about IPv6 support,” said Owen Delong, IPv6 Evangelist and Director of Professional Services at Hurricane Electric. “Hurricane Electric’s new premium offering will enable global enterprises with high bandwidth requirements to get the IPv6 functionality they are demanding.”

Hurricane Electric will continue to maintain its popular free tunnel broker service, which caters primarily to the consumer and small-business market.

Hurricane Electric’s premium offering comes just in time for World IPv6 Day, which occurs June 8, 2011 and provides an opportunity for an IPv6 “test drive.” On World IPv6 Day, major web companies and other industry players will come together to enable IPv6 on their main websites for 24 hours. Hurricane Electric’s tunnel broker offerings provide a way for users whose ISPs do not provide IPv6 capability to connect to the IPv6 Internet.

A leader in IPv6 for over a decade, Hurricane Electric offers free IPv6 certification and DNS Services. In March, Hurricane Electric formed a Professional Services Division to help enterprises cost-effectively prepare for, and transition to, IPv6.

About Hurricane Electric
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 has 45 major exchange points with connectivity to more than 1,700 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 Fremont2, its newest 200,000 square-foot facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds exceeding 10 Gbps.

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