Hurricane Electric Expands IP Transit Options with PoP in Des Moines

Hurricane Electric, a large IPv6-native Internet backbone announced it has deployed a point of presence (PoP) at Connect Des Moines Data Center. It is Hurricane Electric’s first PoP in Des Moines and second in Iowa. The new PoP is located at 666 Walnut Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309.

Connect Des Moines is a carrier hotel built into a 25-story building that has 24/7 security. Additionally, the colocation services include N+1 power, 6,000 square feet of total space, private, secure entrance, build-to-suit, turnkey managed suites available, interconnectivity options available to carriers, cloud providers, fiber and wireless network providers, content providers and more.

Because of the city’s access to capital, many start-ups have been flocking to the Greater Des Moines area where they can take advantage of the workforce coming out of the University of Iowa; and over the last 10 years, tech companies such as Facebook and Microsoft have opened data centers.

Des Moines also is poised to become the new insurance capital of the nation.

Customers of Connect Des Moines 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 more than 20,000 BGP sessions with 9,000-plus different networks via more than 250 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.