Hurricane Electric marks first expansion into Africa with launch of new Point of Presence in Teraco Johannesburg and peering at NAPAfrica

With a nationwide presence, Teraco is one of the largest data centres in Africa as well as a provider of resilient, carrier, cloud and vendor neutral data environments in Southern Africa. Clients benefit from the cost savings and improved resilience of securely housing their information systems and networking equipment in a colocation facility that operates to global best practice.

With the launch of this latest PoP, networks and Internet Service Providers will now have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic or ‘peer’ with Hurricane Electric’s robust global network via Africa’s largest Internet eXchange Point (IXP), NAPAfrica. The new PoP will also provide businesses based within Southern Africa access to the company’s IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports and as a result, both new and existing customers will be able to experience increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability. In addition, clients will enjoy improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities in the delivery of next generation IP services.

‘Hurricane Electric is excited to be expanding into Africa with our first Point of Presence and is well positioned to meet the needs of the growing Southern African ICT sector,’ said Mike Leber, president, Hurricane Electric.

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