New POPs in New York, Chicago, and Reston

Hurricane Electric continues to expand our network, by adding three new Points of Presence (POPs) in three CoreSite data centers:

  • New York City, NY – CoreSite NY1, 32 Avenue of the Americas
  • Chicago, IL – CoreSite CH1, 427 S. LaSalle
  • Reston, VA – CoreSite VA1, 12100 Sunrise Valley Dr

We now have five POPs in New York City, three POPs in Chicago, and two POPs near Washington, DC (Ashburn and Reston, VA).

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New: Free HE.net Network Tools App for iOS and Android

We’ve just released a free HE.net Network Tools mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

This app brings a range of networking tools to mobile devices in a single app, available free through Apple’s AppStore and Google Play.

The HE.net Network Tools app includes the following functions:

  • Interface Information: Get information regarding your device’s current network state.
  • ARP / NDP: Lookup local devices found on your network using either ARP (IPv4) or NDP (IPv6).
  • DNS lookup: Search for a server’s DNS zone records such as SOA, NS, A, AAAA, MX, TXT, and rDNS.
  • IP Calculator: Calculate the Netmask, Wildcard, Network, Host range, and Broadcast for a given subnet.
  • Ping: Send ICMP packets to a single IPv4/v6 address.
  • Ping Sweep: Send ICMP packets to an entire subnet range.
  • Traceroute: Find the route packets take to reach your destination.
  • Progressive Traceroute: Get detailed statistics for a given route.
  • TCP Port Scan: Scan a list of custom or pre-defined TCP ports on any server.
  • Whois: Get information regarding domain registration.

No Ads!  There are no advertising banners or links in the app!

For more information, see:

You can also see a short preview of the mobile app on YouTube, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dIOm4w8qJM 

We’ve also added a section on our forums.he.net web site for questions & discussions about the HE.net Network Tools mobile app.

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Images: menu screens for iPhone (left) and Android (right) 

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Setting Up an IPv6 Tunnel for Your Workplace

Getting Ready for IPv6 Setting Up an IPv6 Tunnel for Your Workplace

Even if the ISP through which you receive Internet service does not yet support IPv6, you can use the free Hurricane Electric Tunnel Broker to connect your IPv6-enabled network to the IPv6 Internet and other IPv6 servers and networks.

How Does a Tunnel Broker Work?
A Tunnel Broker provides a service that encapsulates IPv6 packets inside IPv4 packets, allowing them to pass through networks using older IPv4 routers and switches.

How to Use the Hurricane Electric Tunnel Broker
Use of the Hurricane Electric Tunnel Broker is simple and free. Visit our web site and fill out the registration form. In minutes you will be connected to the IPv6 Internet. While you are there, take some time to enroll in our free IPv6 certification program!

Hurricane Electric and IPv6
With close to ten years of experience, Hurricane Electric is leading the Internet industry in the integration and deployment of IPv6 with a global reach and more BGP adjacencies (an industry-accepted method of measuring IPv6 deployment) than any other Internet provider. Since 2007, Hurricane Electric core routers and backbone have supported both IPv4 and IPv6 in native mode. All Hurricane Electric network servers, including DNS, SMTP and NTP, are IPv6-compliant. Throughout the US, Europe and Asia, each point-of-presence (POP) within the HE network is IPv6-enabled. The result of this planning, development and deployment is that IPv6 is available today to all Hurricane Electric colocation, transit and dedicated server customers.

Hurricane Electric is POP-ing Up All Over

Hurricane Electric provides Internet transit and virtual circuits via our globe-spanning network of Point-Of-Presence (POP) locations. We have over thirty core-router locations in major cities in the US, Europe and Asia and we are adding new 10GigE sites every month.

Recently Added:

  • The Pittock Building, 921 SW Washington St., Portland, Oregon
  • Telx Phoenix, 120 East Van Buren, 3rd Floor, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Comfluent, 910 15th St, Suite 740, Denver, Colorado
  • Level 3, 1100 Walnut St, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Oak Tower, 324 East 11th St, Kansas City, Missouri

Details and a complete list of our transit locations are available at http://he.net/ip_transit.html.

Contact your HE sales representative today to find out how your business can take advantage of Hurricane Electric’s Internet Transit Services

Hurricane Electric would like to send you a free t-shirt!

Attention Certified IPv6 Sages!
Hurricane Electric would like to send you a free t-shirt!

Simply log into http://ipv6.he.net/certification and verify your address information. After making certain everything is correct (remember to click “Update Info”), you will see t-shirt size selections for S/M/L/XL/XXL and a button to submit your preferred shirt size and log that you have validated your address. [This offer is optional and your address will only be used for sending the t-shirt.]

Hurricane Electric Goes Green

Hurricane Electric is doing its part to reduce energy consumption. Suite 1200, our new 24,000 square-foot colocation floor, makes use of a state-of-the art power deployment system, bringing electricity where it’s needed with maximum efficiency. In addition, our new McQuay Maverick II Rooftop™ HVAC system boasts VFDs, powered exhaust and a 100% economizer mode. Combined, these two new systems reduce our carbon footprint considerably. As a result, Hurricane Electric has been recently recognized by PG&E as leading the way in maximizing power efficiency for data centers.

“Our energy-efficient infrastructure reduces our carbon footprint,” said Benny Ng, Hurricane Electric’s Director of Infrastructure. “But it also reduces our energy bills, making our services more cost-competitive.”

The facility is outfitted with popular colocation amenities, including 24/7 on-site knowledgeable staff, sophisticated up-flow HVAC systems, and uninterruptible power sources with back-up generators. The facility also contains a state-of-the-art digital-video surveillance system that monitors every entrance, exit, hallway and rack in the facility. Contact your HE sales representative today to find out how your business can take advantage of this IPv6-enabled, state-of-the-art facility.

We Expanded Our Colocation Facility

Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and leading colocation provider, today announced the third build out of its 208,000 square-foot Fremont2 data center. This expansion project secured a substantial incentive from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).

The newly added 24,000 square-foot space (formerly an Apple manufacturing facility) has a power capacity of three megawatts and employs some of the most efficient equipment and techniques available, including:

* Eaton Corporation’s 9395 UPS system, which operates at 99% efficiency in Energy Saver Mode
* McQuay’s Maverick II™ Rooftop HVAC System, featuring variable-frequency drives (VFDs), powered exhaust, and a 100% economizer mode
* Cold aisle/hot aisle data center layout

“Our energy efficient infrastructure reduces our carbon footprint,” said Benny Ng, Hurricane Electric’s Director of Infrastructure. “But it also reduces our energy bills, making our services more cost-competitive.”

The facility is outfitted with popular colocation amenities, including 24/7 on-site knowledgeable staff, sophisticated up-flow HVAC systems, and uninterruptible power sources with back-up generators. The facility also contains a state-of-the-art digital-video surveillance system that monitors every entrance, exit, hallway and rack in the facility.