1102 GRAND, Kansas City's Internet Hub & Colocation Facility, Announces the PoP Expansion of Hurricane Electric

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - Jun 26, 2012) - Over the past year at 1102 GRAND, a Kansas City data center, Hurricane Electric experienced more than 400 percent growth and as a result has increased the number of fiber paths into the building to three and has just performed a major core router upgrade. The company is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by the number of networks connected.

Greg Elliott, 1102 GRAND director of business development, explained how beneficial it has been working with Hurricane Electric. "As Hurricane Electric has established a presence at 1102 GRAND it has been a win-win for everyone involved. Hurricane Electric adds its robust network and aggressive pricing structure to the 1102 GRAND Meet Me Room to provide our customers with another choice to strengthen their overall IT solution. Customers consistently tell us that the amount of money they save on Internet connectivity at 1102 GRAND more than covers their costs to establish a colocation presence at our facility," said Elliott.

Reid Fishler, director of carrier services at Hurricane Electric, spoke about the success they have achieved with 1102 GRAND's assistance. "Hurricane Electric has had tremendous success in the Kansas City market, specifically at 1102 GRAND. Our recent upgrade is a reflection of that success and puts 1102 GRAND on track to equaling markets such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago," said Fishler.

Elliott added, "1102 GRAND has seen an influx of cloud, managed service and Web hosting providers over the past year, and Hurricane Electric is a large part of the reason why. Affordable and reliable Internet connections up to 10 gigabits per second help cloud service providers and enterprise IT executives effectively manage their increasingly demanding network requirements."

1102 GRAND is a Midwestern carrier hotel and network neutral collocation facility specifically enhanced with the infrastructure to host and provide services to an array of global network operators including carriers, service providers and enterprise customers who demand highly secure and connected, customized solutions for their core networking equipment. 1102 GRAND offers a wide array of collocation options including cabinets, cage space, suites and space for private data centers, all of which are connected to a carrier neutral Meet Me Room, housing nearly 30 carriers and service providers. "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @1102grand.

Fremont, Calif.-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 52 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 2,100 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe and rings in Europe and Asia. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds exceeding 10 Gbps.

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