Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and NEXTDC, Australia’s leading provider of premium data centre solutions, announced today that 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 centre, with organisations 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 company said.
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 vast global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 9,000 different networks via more than 250 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.
“Connectivity continues to play an increasingly important role for organisations as they continue to accelerate and modernise their hybrid IT environments. Our partnership with Hurricane Electric enables us to deepen optionality within our ecosystem, and deliver our customers the power of choice to seamlessly connect to the critical services their business relies on,” said David Dzienciol, Chief Customer and Commercial Officer at NEXTDC. “With Melbourne rapidly emerging as Australia’s next major digital region, it’s critical customers have access to a global network of services such as Hurricane Electric, to provide the speed and global reach needed.”
Melbourne: Oz tech capital
According to recent reports, Melbourne has become Australia’s tech capital, and is home to more than half of Australia’s top twenty technology companies, generating $34 billion in revenue each year, employs about 90,000 people, approximately 31 per cent of Australia’s entire ICT workforce.
“Hurricane Electric is thrilled to continue our relationship with a valuable partner like NEXTDC and provide their ecosystem with cost-effective IP transit,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “This expansion will provide more connectivity options for organisations throughout in Melbourne while being able to tap into Hurricane Electric’s rich global network.”