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Hurricane Electric Expands Global Network with New Point-of-Presence in Vancouver with Cologix

April 09, 2012

Hurricane Electric will leverage Cologix’s Harbour Centre data center to offer global IP solutions to Canadian customers

Denver, Colorado – April 10, 2012 – Cologix™, a network neutral interconnection and colocation company, announced today that Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, has established a point-of-presence (PoP) at Cologix’s facility in the Harbour Centre at 555 West Hastings Street in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The new PoP will enable Hurricane Electric to expand its global network and easily access a broad set of customers in Vancouver and throughout Canada.  

The Vancouver PoP will allow customers of Cologix to exchange IP traffic and “peer” directly with Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone.  The new PoP will expand access to next-generation Internet and IPv6 systems and services through 100BaseT, GigE (1 gigabit Ethernet) and 10GE (10 gigabit Ethernet) network connections.

“We are pleased that Hurricane Electric has chosen to leverage Cologix in the expansion of their global IPv6 backbone in Vancouver and we are excited about the benefits our customers will enjoy,” stated Todd Coleman, Chief Operating Officer, Cologix.  “We look forward to offering our customers access to Hurricane Electric’s vast global network.”

“This new PoP in Vancouver follows our December, 2010 addition of a PoP in 151 Front Street with Cologix in Toronto, Ontario,” said Reid Fishler, Hurricane Electric’s Director of Carrier Services.  “The new Cologix PoP continues Hurricane Electric’s rapid expansion in Canada and improves the reach and appeal of our connectivity service offerings.”

With data centers in Dallas, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, Cologix provides one of North America's largest neutral marketplaces where network operators and network buyers interconnect. Cologix offers over 200 network choices, manages thousands of interconnections and has over 400 customers that utilize Cologix colocation and interconnection services to scale their networks needs rapidly and cost-effectively. 

About Cologix, Inc.
Cologix, Inc. is a network-neutral interconnection and colocation company headquartered in Denver, Colorado that provides massively scalable interconnection services and secure, reliable colocation services in densely connected, strategically located facilities in Dallas, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.  With more than 200 network choices and nine prime interconnection locations, Cologix currently serves more than 400 carrier, media, financial-services and enterprise customers. The company’s experienced team of communications infrastructure professionals is committed to providing its customers the highest standard of local customer support.  
For additional information on Cologix, please visit http://www.cologix.com


About Hurricane Electric
Fremont, California-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.  In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California - including Fremont2, its newest 200,000 square-foot facility.  Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds exceeding 10 Gbps.  
For additional information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://www.he.net

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Cologix Media Contact:
Julia Kendall - Cologix
Office:   +1 720.940.2559
Mobile: +1 303.522.9758
julia.kendall@cologix.com

Hurricane Electric Media Contact:
Adam Waitkunas
Milldam Public Affairs
Office:    978-369-0406
Mobile:     978-828-8304
awaitkunas@milldampa.com

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