Lamda Hellix and Hurricane announced today that Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, has added a new point of presence (PoP) at Athens Data Center Campus located at the outskirts of Athens.
Hurricane Electric’s PoP in Lamda Hellix Data Center Campus is their first and only PoP in Greece. It will provide enterprises and residential IP providers with high-speed connectivity, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next-generation IP connectivity services.
Alexandros Bechrakis, Chief Commercial & Technology Officer of Lamda Hellix, stated: “Having a Hurricane Electric PoP in our Data Center Campus is a big deal both for our customers and for the high-speed internet connectivity in Greece. It is also a great example of the new post-crisis Greece becoming a digital hub in South East Europe & East Med. As the largest multi-tenant data center services provider in the area we strive to bring value to the local economy while taking care of the regional needs of some of the world’s largest telecom, finance and cloud telecom operators.”
Lamda Hellix customers will have access to a variety of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric's extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. Additionally, customers at the facility are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric's vast global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 7,500 different networks via more than 200 major exchange points and thousands of customers and private peering ports.
Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric, commented: “Greece is quickly becoming a technology hub due to its strategic location at the crossroads between Europe, Africa & ME/Asia. This new PoP is Hurricane Electric’s first in Greece, and continues our commitment to provide high-speed internet connectivity globally.”