Hurricane Electric’s Channel Program Offers New Growth Opportunities for Agents Specializing in IP Transit, Colocation

By Mike Leber, CEO and President, Hurricane Electric


With $2.2 trillion in worldwide revenue, the telecommunications industry is one of the most profitable businesses in the world, and its future looks even more promising as new technology constantly emerges. Colocation is one fast-growing sector within this industry, expected to reach revenues of $10 billion by 2017 according to new data from IMS Research. With Cisco’s Visual Networking Index predicting an annual Internet traffic growth of over 20 percent by 2018, IP

Transit services are another critical industry segment. The technological change and rapid growth of these services presents the industry with an unprecedented opportunity to address customers’ growing Internet connectivity and colocation needs. Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and leading colocation provider, is offering agents with IP Transit and/or colocation services sales experience a unique chance to take home a piece of the action through its Channel Program.

Hurricane Electric has developed its Channel Program with the agent in mind, focusing on faster service turn-up, optimal support and enhanced engagement and collaboration between internal teams and channel partners. With features like instant lead registration, access to pricing specials, competitive commission rates, no commitments or quotas, bonuses, and other incentives, sales agents participating in the Channel Program are enabled to continually succeed. Agents also gain access to an exclusive online portal to quickly and easily generate quotes, prepare contracts and view lead queries and registration information.

Hurricane Electric offers immediately available Colocation from a single 1U server up across nearly 300,000 square feet of data center space in Silicon Valley. The company’s N+1 rated facilities are staffed 24/7 and offer Remote Hands support, multi-level security and diverse fiber connectivity to the Internet via Gigabit (1,000 Mbps) Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE), or 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GE).

Hurricane Electric also operates one of the top IPv6 and IPv4-capable International Internet backbones, offering global IP Transit that is accessible in 22 countries and 20 US states. IP Transit services offer an attractive flat-rate for customers with fixed amount of bandwidth, eliminating the threat of overage charges. Agents can also see greater return by selling other vendors’ local transport and / or data center Colocation services to complement IP Transit services offered by Hurricane Electric.

Hurricane Electric boasts a 20-year history offering fast quotes, fast contracts and fast turn-up backed by 24×7 service and support, creating even more opportunities for faster revenue generation for agents. For more information about joining the Channel Program, contact Hurricane Electric’s Channel Manager at, call (510) 580-4103 or visit