Hurricane Electric Expands Network to TierPoint’s Little Rock Data Center


First Point of Presence in Arkansas will offer additional high-speed connectivity options to businesses throughout central Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fremont, Calif.-based Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today that it has deployed a new Point of Presence (PoP) at TierPoint’s data center in Little Rock Has. The new PoP is located at 15707 Chenal Parkway in Little Rock, AK.

Strategically located in the state’s capital and largest city, TierPoint’s Little Rock data center is carrier-neutral and offers 30,000 ft2 Data center space with guaranteed availability of 100%. Part of the TierPoint network, Little Rock connects businesses with millions of people in Dallas, Memphis, St. Louis and Nashville. Home to companies in transportation logistics, aerospace, automotive, healthcare and smart grid technologies, Little Rock has a robust start-up environment.

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The economic landscape in Arkansas continues to expand, and according to a recent 2021-2022 report by HireAHelper, Arkansas was the number one state where people moved in 2021, with 44% more people moving into the state than moving out. The state is also home to two startup accelerators, and Little Rock has two fintech accelerators. To further fuel the state’s growth, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission conducted a 2021 recruitment campaign with the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism for new talent.

This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s first location in Arkansas and will provide enterprises in the west-southcentral states with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management when deploying next-generation IP connectivity services.

TierPoint customers in and around Little Rock now have a variety of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network over 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE -Ports (1 Gigabit Ethernet). In addition, customers in the facility can exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with more than 10,000 different networks across more than 280 key exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

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“Hurricane Electric looks forward to expanding our global network and services in the Southern region, enabling enterprises and ISPs to improve their business agility,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “This network expansion builds on Hurricane Electric’s commitment to ensure we provide connectivity to as many locations around the world as possible.”

About Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 280 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 10,000 different networks. Using a resilient fiber optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no fewer than five redundant 100G paths traversing North America, four separate 100G paths between the US and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia. The hurricane also has a ring around Africa and a ring through Australia and New Zealand. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection. Available connection speeds include 100GE (100 gigabits/second), 10GE, and Gigabit Ethernet. Visit http://he.net for more information.

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