March 9, 2018

Hurricane Electric, INET undergo data center expansion

The expansion seeks to meet growing needs of customers, addressing high speed, networking and latency issues.

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U.S-based internet company Hurricane Electric and Thailand’s internet provider INET (Internet Thailand) have announced an expansion of their respective data centers. As part of these moves, Hurricane Electric have added a point-of-presence at Telehouse’s Teleport data center in New York whereas INET have invested USD 22.32 million at their Saraburi data center in Thailand.

Starting with Hurricane Electric, the internet service and co-location provider say that customers worldwide are demanding faster internet services. This opened up an opportunity for them to strategize a global expansion plan and enter a partnership with Telehouse, a strong player in the data center market, say Hurrican.

By amplifying their point-of-presence in New York, Hurrican say that they will reduce IP-transit time considerably for their clients and extend their global network, leveraging their fiber technology.

Explaining this in detail, Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric, commented:

Hurricane Electric is delighted to extend our global network to the TELEHOUSE New York Teleport Data Center. This is a key location in our strategic global expansion and will further meet the demand for high-speed IP transit that is inherent to a robust economic environment such as New York.

Telehouse, as partners in this endeavor, are quite excited to leverage Hurricane’s IPv6 network for their customers. Speaking about the partnership, Richard Levine, Director of Sales and Marketing at Telehouse America, commented:

We are excited to have Hurricane Electric extend its network into our 7 Teleport data center.This expansion enables our customers to extend and improve their network reach by connecting to Hurricane Electric’s global IPv6 network. It also allows them to exchange traffic directly with more than 7,000 different networks and over 180 major exchange points.

The story on the other side of the globe is no different. Thailand’s internet service provider INET say that their USD 22.32 million investment to expand their data center campus in Saraburi is aimed towards transforming INET from a cloud service provider to a ‘platform’ service provider. They further added that the need for this transition was recognized after understanding customers’ demand for cutting edge internet services to reduce latency problems.

Speaking about this expansion, Wanchai Vach-shewadumrong, Deputy Managing Director at INET, said:

The changeover to become a platform provider is aimed at providing various solutions and services to support our customers. INET will continue to come up with innovations to transform technology that will match our customers’ business opportunities and exceed their requirements.

INET also say that in a bid to make the most out of this investment, they have partnered with cloud infrastructure provider Nutanix. Under this partnership, INET say that they will adopt their partner’s cloud OS to manage their platform and enable new services.

It will be interesting to witness how the two internet service providers, INET and Hurricane Electric, leverage their respective partnerships to address speed and networking demands for their customers.

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