Fremont, California - April 30, 2002 - Hurricane Electric, a leading Technical Service Provider, has just added
another fiber connection to their Fremont and San Jose colocation facilities, adding
supplemental capacity and more redundancy to their national network.
"We are taking additional steps to ensure that all of our customer's data reach their destination all of the time," said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. "By adding another fiber connection to our facilities, we are adding to the security that our customers have come to rely on when they use our services."
UFO Communications, a leading provider of metropolitan optical networks, will deliver the single mode fiber into both Hurricane Electric facilities as gigabit Ethernet.
Hurricane Electric chose a fiber optic cable instead of a standard copper cable because fiber can transfer more data at a faster speed over longer distances. Fiber is also more secure than copper due to the fact that fiber carries light instead of the radio frequencies used in copper cabling, which can be intercepted by hackers.
Hurricane Electric has prided themselves on their self-healing network architecture, which virtually eliminates a single point of failure. While purchasing additional fiber connections into their facilities, they also negotiate with various backup transit providers and peer with over 200 national and international carriers to maintain the shortest routes for sending their customer's data all over the world.
The additional fiber into the San Jose and Fremont facilities augments Hurricane Electric's already abundant network comprised of connections ranging from OC3s (155Mbps) to gigE (1,000Mbps), which connect several major exchange points, such as PAIX (Palo Alto), AADS (Chicago), MAE East (Vienna, VI), NYIIX (New York) and MAE West (San Jose).
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 national network, running Gigabit Ethernet and multiple OC-3's. Check out www.he.net to find out more information about Hurricane Electric.
About UFO Communications
UFO Communications, Inc. ("UFO") is a leading provider of metropolitan optical networks (MONs) offering the world's first OC-192 MONs in San Francisco and Chicago. UFO provides custom-built private networks for enterprise customers over a wide-range of protocols including GigE, next-generation SONET, and ATM. UFO is now preparing OC-192 network upgrades in eight new markets including Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Denver and Minneapolis where it will provide the largest, most ubiquitous and highest capacity metro fiber networks. By leveraging these networks, the Company is able to offer unprecedented levels of bandwidth capacity, network flexibility and last mile provisioning speed. Founded in January 2000 and headquartered in San Francisco, UFO has raised $12.5 million in equity funding from Kline Hawkes & Co, Paladin Capital Group, Charles Schwab and Buchanan Investments. For more information about UFO, please call 415-865-3660.