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Hurricane Electric Establishes PoP in VegasNAP Las Vegas Colocation Facility

March 03
08:06 2011

Web Hosting NewsLas Vegas, NV – VegasNAP, LLC, a premier provider of colocation, disaster recovery, and managed IT services based in Las Vegas, Nevada, today announced that Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and a leading global network services provider has established a Point-of-Presence (PoP) within the VegasNAP datacenter facility.

“Now that Hurricane Electric is operating a PoP in our Las Vegas colocation facility, both our clients as well as other local and regional businesses have the unique opportunity to connect directly to one of the top-ranked global Internet backbones. Clients within our facility will now be able to access Hurricane Electric’s network with a simple cross connect, and any businesses that wish to connect that do not have a presence at VegasNAP can do so using one of the numerous transport providers that are available at our facility. This new PoP is a big step in our goal to become the primary network access point (NAP) for Southern Nevada,” stated Rob Tyree, VegasNAP’s Chief Technology Officer.

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The VegasNAP datacenter facility, which will host the new PoP, is a 7000 sq. ft. carrier-neutral datacenter facility located in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada. The facility features high-end security and access control systems, digital remote monitoring and recording equipment, and ultra-reliable uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems for continuous power availability with on-site generator backup to ensure the highest standards of stability and uptime.

“Las Vegas is a growing telecom market and in order to operate in our business of interconnecting with other networks and providing them with native IPv6 connectivity, we needed a truly carrier neutral colocation facility to work with. VegasNAP fills this vital role,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric.

Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds of up to 10 Gbps. Within its global network, Hurricane has 45 major exchange points with connectivity to more than 1,600 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber 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.

Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone is one of the few that is IPv6-native and does not rely on internal tunnels for its IPv6 connectivity. First deployed on Hurricane’s Internet backbone in 2001, IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity – as well as classic IPv4 connectivity. Hurricane Electric connects to more than 1,200 associated IPv6 backbones.

About Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric is a leading Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider. Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and owns several data centers in Fremont, California, running multiple N-by-10 Gbps links throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Founded by Mike Leber in his garage in 1994, Hurricane Electric now operates the largest IPv6 Internet Backbone in the world as measured by the number of networks connected.

About VegasNAP, LLC

VegasNAP, LLC operates the premier carrier-neutral colocation datacenter in Nevada. The VegasNAP colocation facility is a fully redundant, SAS 70 Type II audited datacenter that provides services for financial institutions, small and medium business, hosting companies, and Software as a Service providers, and also serves as a Point of Presence (POP) for several world-class regional, national, and international backbone networks. VegasNAP is also home to the Las Vegas Internet Exchange (, the only open Internet exchange point in Southern Nevada. VegasNAP was founded in 2009 by a core group of industry veterans with over 50 years of combined experience in the technology and engineering fields.

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