Hurricane Electric Brings High Speed Connectivity to Zurich

Hurricane Electric has added a new point of presence (PoP) at e-shelter‘s Datacenter Zurich facility.

Built in 2011,  Datacenter Zurich is the first e-shelter data center in Switzerland. It boasts a total floor area of 26,000 sq. m. in a building that is pre-certified LEED Platinum by the US Green Building Council.

This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s third location in Switzerland and will provide enterprises in and near Zurich with enhanced fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

Customers of e-shelter and those in and near Zurich 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. Customers at the facility are also able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 7,500 different networks via more than 200 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

e-shelter’s Zurich Data Center includes a direct, redundant connection to SWISSIX; two independent energy feeds on the medium voltage level 16 kV and two separate UPS systems (A- and B-supply); its own 24/7 control center and armed security staff; 24/7 on-site monitoring of critical infrastructure systems; and a connection to Datacenter Frankfurt 1 and Frankfurt 3, as well as to commercial third party data centers on request.