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EdgeConneX tells us that Hurricane Electric has established 13 Points-of-Presence (PoPs) across the EdgeConneX global data center footprint. These PoPs will bring essential IP data transit, data storage & processing and multi-cloud access solutions closer to latency sensitive enterprise and end-user applications – continuing the company’s commitment to bring the edge to the customer.

The new PoPs are in 13 key Edge and burgeoning data-hungry markets globally, including: Munich, Warsaw, Toronto, Phoenix, Santa Clara, Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Portland, Nashville, Salt Lake City and Seattle. Hurricane Electric will utilize the EdgeConneX network, cloud and content-rich partnership ecosystem to provide its global customers with high-speed IP transit via Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv6 and IPv4 network through 1/10/100GE (Gigabit Ethernet) ports. As a result, Enterprises in these markets are provided essential low latency bandwidth options and network access to hybrid and multi-cloud enablement ecosystems to support their growing data-centric application needs.

“Hurricane Electric is excited to expand our relationship with EdgeConneX and offer a best-in-class IP transit service to enterprises across the EdgeConneX global footprint,” said Walt Wollny, Director of Interconnection Strategy at Hurricane Electric. “Joining the EdgeConneX growing global ecosystem of partners and edge data centers will provide invaluable IP transit and connectivity resources to enterprises operating in these in-need markets.”

“We often reference the edge being as proximate to the end-user as possible, but there is, in fact, a ‘new edge’ to consider,” comments Aron Smith, Vice President of Interconnection Product Management at EdgeConneX. “The ‘new edge’ could even be looked at as ‘Edge to the Home’ as a more distributed workforce becomes the norm. We continue to address this evolving demand by bringing our considerable edge partner ecosystem to the front doors of innovators and digital transformers everywhere, be it a business or remote worker location. That’s our mission and why we’re honored to bring folks like Hurricane Electric into our ecosystem of digital transformation enablers.”

Cloud Enablement at the Edge

EdgeConneX recently published an interactive e-book detailing enterprise cloud adoption challenges and solutions. This includes those brought about by a more distributed workforce. Bringing hybrid, multi-cloud solutions to the Edge solves many challenges associated with cloud adoption.  Hurricane Electric is a key EdgeConneX Edge Cloud ecosystem partner connecting businesses locally at the Edge to the cloud which, in turn, eliminates or reduces the cost, performance and security challenges associated with the cloud. 

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