Hurricane Electric Expands with PoP in Sioux Falls

Hurricane Electric announced it has deployed a Point of Presence (PoP) in SDN Communications Sioux Falls. This PoP is located at 5300 N. La Mesa Drive in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The SDN Communications Sioux Falls data center opened in 2012 at 25,000 square feet, and an ongoing construction project is doubling the data center’s square footage. It was designed as an emergency backup facility for SDN Communications’ 50,000 miles of fiber in eight states. The facility has 12-inch-thick concrete walls designed to withstand an F4 tornado, with winds more than 200 mph.

This PoP is located strategically to serve customers in and around one of the fastest-growing cities in the Midwest. With secure access, including biometric and dual authentication access control, this data center has direct access to metro, state, and regional fiber networks.

Sioux Falls is home to businesses in the health care, manufacturing, distribution and logistics, and cyber and IT industries. And South Dakota is business-friendly, with a favorable tax climate, and is one of the top five states for e-commerce. The area is home to a growing IT and cyber workforce, thanks in part to Dakota State University’s plans to invest in cyber research, graduating computer and cyber students, and building an applied research laboratory in Sioux Falls.

This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s first location in South Dakota and the 26th in the U.S. Midwest. It will provide enterprises in the region with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next-generation IP connectivity services.

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