Digital Realty, a provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced that Hurricane Electric, a large IPv4 and IPv6-native internet backbone, has deployed points of presence (PoPs) at its data centers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney. This gives customers access to Hurricane Electric’s high-speed IP transit network that will reduce latency, improve traffic flow, and increase the efficiency of their data networks.
This deployment broadens Digital Realty’s global relationship with Hurricane Electric to the APAC region which, fueled by rising demand for on-demand video, mobile gaming, and online content, is the fastest-developing region for data center colocation in the world. The explosive growth in data gives rise to Data Gravity, the challenge of moving data at scale, thus impeding enterprise workflow performance, heightening security, regulatory concerns and increasing costs.
According to Digital Realty’s Data Gravity Index report, data gravity intensity is expected to more than double annually through to 2024. Singapore, Sydney, and Hong Kong are expected to be among the locations experiencing the most dramatic increases.
To overcome Data Gravity challenges, digital businesses need to take a connected-community approach and shift to a data-centric IT infrastructure that brings users, networks and clouds closer to enterprise data. Through the global reach and connectivity density of PlatformDIGITAL, Digital Realty’s global data center platform, customers have a secure meeting place through which they can access extensive centers of data exchange they require to scale their digital businesses and overcome data gravity barriers.
Through this partnership with Hurricane Electric, Digital Realty’s customers can connect directly to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports, and gain access to a rich connected data community with more than 4,000 customers in 53 metros across 27 countries on six continents without the need to upgrade their last mile network connection.
Additionally, customers will be able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s global network, which offers more than 30,000 BGP sessions with more than 10,000 different networks via more than 280 major exchange points and thousands of customers and private peering ports.
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