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Connect with the World’s Largest IPv6 Backbone Network at Netrality Data Centers

Netrality’s ecosystem can now interconnect with Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6 backbone, enabling direct connections & pre-provisioned fiber.

With over 9500 connected networks, 250 major exchange points, and PoPs at over 260 data centers, Hurricane Electric is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world. The global network giant has five redundant 100G paths crossing North America and five separate 100G paths crossing-connecting North America to Europe. It also has 100G rings in Asia, Africa, and Australia.

This unparalleled reach means Hurricane Electric is one of the principal data routes between large networks and core routers on the planet. In fact, the European Internet Exchange Association ranks Hurricane Electric first in the world for number of connections to Internet exchanges (IXs), with a presence at more than 128 of Euro-IX member IXs.  According to Telegeography analysis, Hurricane Electric AS6939 is the most connected IPv4 Internet network in the world

The massive, best-in-class Hurricane Electric network features many advantages to connectivity partners, including the following:


IPv6 and IPv4 Over the Same Connection

Because Hurricane Electric supports IPv6 and IPv4 over the same connection at no additional charge, once an IP Transit connection is obtained, IPv6 can seamlessly be added to support an organization’s customers.


Over 100 Terabits of Edge Capacity

Hurricane Electric’s 100 Terabits of edge capacity allows Netrality to easily help our ecosystem partners scale their growing network needs.


Speeds Up to 100 Gbps and Greater

Hurricane Electric can deliver 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 40GE (40 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet), and GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) ports at all core router locations.


Layer 2 Transport to nearly 50 countries

Hurricane Electric’s entire network delivers seamless Layer 2 Transport services to enable private cloud networking.  Global switched ethernet service supports QinQ and Jumbo Frame (9000 byte MTU), enabling easy attainment of higher data speeds for large data transfers between geographically separated locations.


Direct DWDM Backbone Circuits

Hurricane Electric backbone circuits are run over dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) wavelengths directly on fiber, not on other carriers’ MPLS.


Netrality Data Centers serves all connections to Hurricane’s core backbone within our data centers via direct connect and pre-provisioned fiber for rapid provisioning time. To learn more, please visit the Netrality Marketplace, a robust digital directory of service providers within our data centers.

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