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Hurricane Electric Extends Partnership with Digital Realty to Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney

This deployment broadens Digital Realty’s global relationship with Hurricane Electric to the APAC region which, fueled by rising demand for on-demand video, mobile gaming, and online content, is now the fastest developing region for data center colocation in the world.


Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, today announced that Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv4 and IPv6-native internet backbone, has deployed points of presence (PoPs) at its data centers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney. This will give customers access to Hurricane Electric’s high-speed IP transit network that will reduce latency, improve traffic flow, and increase the efficiency of their data networks.

This deployment broadens Digital Realty’s global relationship with Hurricane Electric to the APAC region which, fueled by rising demand for on-demand video, mobile gaming, and online content, is now the fastest developing region for data center colocation in the world. The ensuing explosive growth in data gives rise to Data Gravity, the challenge of moving data at scale, thus impeding enterprise workflow performance, heightening security & regulatory concerns, and increasing costs.

According to Digital Realty’s Data Gravity Index report, data gravity intensity is expected to more than double annually through to 2024. Singapore, Sydney, and Hong Kong are expected to be among the locations experiencing the most dramatic increases. To overcome Data Gravity challenges, digital businesses need to take a connected-community approach and shift to a data-centric IT infrastructure that brings users, networks and clouds closer to enterprise data. Through the global reach and connectivity density of PlatformDIGITAL®, Digital Realty’s global data center platform, customers have a secure meeting place through which they can access extensive centers of data exchange they require to scale their digital businesses and overcome data gravity barriers.

Through this partnership with Hurricane Electric, Digital Realty’s customers can connect directly to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports, and gain access to a rich connected data community with over 4,000 customers in 53 metros across 27 countries on six continents without the need to upgrade their last mile network connection. Additionally, customers will be able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers over 30,000 BGP sessions with more than 10,000 different networks via more than 280 major exchange points and thousands of customers and private peering ports.

“With businesses everywhere facing an explosion in the volume and complexity of the data they are managing, Hurricane Electric’s expansion to our facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney will help our customers access a variety of new connectivity options to overcome data gravity barriers and scale their digital businesses,” said Govind Choudhary, Head of Service Provider and Market Strategy, Asia Pacific, Digital Realty. “This extension of PlatformDIGITAL® across Asia Pacific through Hurricane Electric’s global network connectivity will further enhance Digital Realty’s position as an industry leading interconnection platform.”

“Hurricane Electric is delighted to expand our relationship with Digital Realty by extending our global network to its fast-growing customer base at key locations in the APAC region,” said Walt Wollny, Director of Interconnection Strategy at Hurricane Electric. “This network expansion builds on Hurricane Electric’s commitment to ensure that we provide connectivity to as many places as possible across the globe.”

About Digital Realty Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data “meeting place” and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx™) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 310+ facilities in 50+ metros across 25+ countries on six continents.


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About Hurricane Electric Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to more than 280 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 10,000 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe, Australia and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa, and a PoP in Auckland, NZ. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection. Connection speeds available include 100GE (100 gigabits/second), 10GE, and gigabit ethernet.


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