Hurricane Electric Adds High-speed IP Transit to Kansas City

Hurricane Electric, a large IPv6-native internet backbone, has deployed a new point of presence (PoP) in NOCIX Kansas City. The PoP is located at 201 E. 16th Ave., North Kansas City, Mo.

The NOCIX Kansas City data center is 15 miles from the Kansas City International Airport and is located to serve customers throughout the Midwest. The 50,000 square-foot Tier 1 data center has dedicated power lines direct to NKC substation, a raised floor design with hot/cold aisles, N+1 HVAC and UPS, biometric access controls, and is located on a private, self-healing fiber ring connecting it to downtown.

Public peering points include Kansas City Internet eXchange (KCIX), DE-CIX Dallas and Minneapolis Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE).

Kansas City is a technology hub for the Midwest, with one in every 10 workers employed in tech. In 2024 when construction is complete, Kansas City will be the location for the new 1 million-square-foot, $800 million hyperscale data center for Meta, Facebook’s parent company, which will be supplied 100 percent with renewable energy.

This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s fifth location in Missouri and 12th in the West North Central Midwest. It will provide organizations in the region with improved fault tolerance, load balancing, and congestion management in the delivery of next-generation IP connectivity services.

Customers of NOCIX Kansas City and in and around the Midwest now have a variety of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports.

Additionally, customers at the facility can exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s global network, which offers more than 30,000 BGP sessions with 10,000-plus networks via more than 280 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

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