Press Release: July 24, 2020
The Positive Internet Company, London and NYC-based leading Linux cloud specialists, are proud to announce a new strategic network partnership with Hurricane Electric, a world-renowned global provider operating diverse IPv4 networks and the world's largest IPv6 transit network.
Positive and HE's first joint deployment successfully launched on July 20 at Positive's London Point of Presence offering onward connections to Positive's wholly-owned green data campus, Positive Park, and Positive's other UK PoPs.
Hurricane Electric is connected to over 250 major exchange points on six continents and exchanges traffic directly with more than 8,000 different networks, enhancing Positive's existing high capacity UK network with new levels of connectivity, lower latency, and higher throughput.
Ranked first in the world for the number of connections to Internet exchange points by the independent body Euro-IX and tied for the most connected network by TeleGeorgraphy, HE's network represents nearly 40% of IPv6 and 16% of IPv4 Internet routing tables, with five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, five separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia.
This superior international connectivity will directly benefit Positive’s client base, which includes the BBC, FTSE 100 corporations, UK government departments, major NGOs, leading banks and insurance companies, high-profile e-commerce retailers, and leading celebrities including Stephen Fry and Ricky Gervais, the latter with whom Positive won a Guinness World Record for hosting the most downloaded podcast.
Serena Clarke from Positive’s Partnerships team commented, "This is a very exciting new partnership which builds on Positive's extensive capacity in the London connectivity market. We are proud to partner with Hurricane Electric's world-beating network in order to offer fantastic performance and resilience wins for our customers."
“We're thrilled to launch this new deployment with Positive Internet which allows them to leverage next generation Internet connectivity while meeting the capacity demands of their diverse customer base,” said Lori (Speedy) Cundy, Global Relationship Manager at Hurricane Electric. “Our expanded relationship will also deliver cost efficiency, and improved latency.”
About The Positive Internet Company:
Since 1998, The Positive Internet Company has designed, developed, managed, and hosted some of the UK’s most popular and busy websites, applications, and digital media projects. Focusing exclusively on open and agile technologies, Positive have unsurpassed expertise in supporting, securing and tuning systems based on the Open Source ecosystem including WordPress and Drupal as well as custom PHP, Perl, Python, and MySQL/MariaDB deployments. Positive has extensive experience meeting the demanding security, compliance, and performance requirements of their corporate client base, which includes FTSE 100 companies, as well as some of the world’s largest banks and multinational insurers. Positive also own and operate their own highly-secure ISO 27001/PCI-DSS compliant flagship data centre in Cambridgeshire, certified by The Green Web Foundation. Additional information can be found at https://positive-internet.com/
About Hurricane Electric:
Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected more than 250 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 8,000 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe, Australia and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa, and a PoP in Auckland, NZ. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection. Connection speeds available include 100GE (100 gigabits/second), 10GE, and gigabit ethernet. Additional information can be found at http://he.net.