Fremont, California - March 6, 2006 - Hurricane Electric, a leading Technical Service
Provider, has been named one of the top ten Internet networks in the world by
fixedorbit.com's Knodes Index, a list of the top ten networks in the world as measured by
connectivity to the rest of the Internet.
Hurricane Electric made its debut to The Knodes Index as the tenth Internet network in the world, based upon connectivity. Hurricane Electric was ranked on a variety of statistics, including its relative size, IP address control, and peering arrangements.
"We are very excited about making it to the top 10," said Mike Leber, Hurricane Electric president. "We have been actively adding and upgrading exchange points around the world to give us better performance over our entire network. Our goal is to continue to make improvements to our global network so we will rank even higher."
Hurricane Electric has been making dramatic improvement to its network connectivity in the U.S., Europe, and around the world. In the past year, Hurricane Electric added a second exchange point in Los Angeles, CA by connecting to LAIIX, a neutral and scalable peering infrastructure located in Telehouse Los Angeles, and a second exchange point in Amsterdam by connecting to NL-ix (Netherlands Internet Exchange), a content oriented Dutch national Internet Exchange. Hurricane Electric also increased the size of its connection to the AMS-IX (The Amsterdam Internet Exchange) exchange, one of Europe's largest neutral Internet exchange points, upgrading from a Gigabit Ethernet port to a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port.
Hurricane Electric's future plans include more upgrades to existing exchange points and the opening of a new 208,000 square foot colocation facility in Fremont, CA to complement three other facilities it operates in San Jose, CA, Fremont, CA, and New York, NY. Hurricane Electric's new colocation facility, located at 48233 Warm Springs, is expected to open within weeks.
For more information on Hurricane Electric's global network or its new colocation facility, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510.580.4190.About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric is a Business TSP (Technical Service Provider) specializing in Colocation, Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections, and Web Hosting. Hurricane Electric operates its own global network, running multiple OC192s, OC48s, and Gigabit Ethernet. Check out www.he.net to find out more information about Hurricane Electric.