Hurricane Electric Expands Global Network to Providence

Hurricane Electric, a large global IPv6-native internet backbone, announced it has deployed a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Irontrust PVD2 data center in Providence, Rhode Island. The new PoP is located 304 Carpenter Street, Providence, RI 02909.

Conveniently located in the industrial, commercial, medical and finance center in southern New England, PVD2 is located in Fiber Alley, the most fiber rich area in Rhode Island, and totals up to 15,000 square feet, 1 MW of critical power, and 200 tons of N+1 cooling.

The PoP is Hurricane Electric’s first in Rhode Island and fourth in New England and will provide enterprises in and around southern New England with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

Numerous startups are flocking to Rhode Island because of the state’s low cost of living and its proximity to capital and startup hubs like Boston and New York. With its 40-mile coastline, Rhode Island has seen a lot of activity with cleantech and bluetech startups, focusing on environmental sustainability and oceanic health.

Customers of PVD2 as well as other organizations near Providence 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 are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers more than 20,000 BGP sessions with 9,000-plus different networks via more than 250 major exchange points and thousands of customers and private peering ports.