Hurricane Electric Brings Global Network to Nigeria’s Lagos Data Center

Hurricane Electric, a large IPv6-native internet backbone announced it has deployed a Point of Presence (PoP) in Rack Centre’s Lagos data center. The PoP is located at Plot 18 Jagal Close, Lagos (Ikeja), Nigeria.

Rack Centre’s Lagos data center is host to the leading IXP on the African continent, the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), and provides users with access to all five undersea cables (ACE, GLO1, Main One, SAT-3, WACS), and over 45 carriers and ISPs.

The data center is located in the largest metropolitan area on the continent, and a principal port of Nigeria, serving the petroleum, agriculture, mining and tourism industries. Rack Centre offers 1,200 m2 of data center space, guaranteed 100 percent uptime, and 24x7x365 on-site support and security.

Referred to as Africa’s Silicon Valley, Lagos is the fastest-growing city in Africa and home to more than 20 million people. It houses one of Africa’s major financial centers and is home to Jumia, the continent’s largest e-commerce company.

This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s first in Nigeria and second in west Africa and will provide enterprises in west Africa and the Atlantic coast of the continent with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next-generation IP connectivity services.

Customers of Rack Centre in and around Lagos now have a variety of 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 are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers over 30,000 BGP sessions with over 10,000 different networks via more than 280 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.