Hurricane Electric, NEXTDC Increase IP Transit Options in Melbourne

Hurricane Electric, a large IPv6-native Internet backbone, and NEXTDC, a provider of premium data center solutions in Australia, announced Hurricane Electric has deployed a new Point of Presence (PoP) in NEXTDC’s M1 Melbourne Data Centre, located in Port Melbourne.

NEXTDC’s M1 Melbourne is Victoria’s most highly interconnected data center, with organizations being afforded the advantage of seamless, secure and native access to the world’s largest cloud platforms including AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud and Alibaba Cloud, as well as the nation’s major carrier networks and digital service providers.

The expansion of Hurricane Electric’s presence into M1 delivers NEXTDC’s Melbourne-based customers 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 global network, which offers more than 20,000 BGP sessions with more than 9,000 different networks via more than 250 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

According to recent reports, Melbourne has become Australia’s tech capital, and is home to more than half of Australia’s top 20 technology companies, generating $34 billion in revenue each year, employs about 90,000 people, approximately 31 percent of Australia’s entire ICT workforce.

NEXTDC is recognized globally for the design, construction and operation of Australia’s only network of Uptime Institute certified Tier IV facilities and the only data center operator in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability.

NEXTDC has a strong focus on sustainability and operational excellence through renewable energy sources and delivering world-class operational efficiency. Our data centers have been engineered to deliver exceptional levels of efficiency and the industry’s lowest Total Cost of Operation through NABERS 5-star energy efficiency.