Hurricane Electric Upgrades at Equinix

Fremont, CA - March 21, 2006 - Hurricane Electric, a leading Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider, announced today that it has increased the size of its connections at Equinix Ashburn and Equinix San Jose. These U.S. upgrades follow recent upgrades Hurricane Electric made to its network connectivity in Europe.

Hurricane Electric now employs a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port at both Equinix Ashburn and Equinix San Jose, upgraded from several Gigabit Ethernet ports, making it one of only a handful of networks that employ 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports at these exchange points. The upgrades will dramatically increase the amount of traffic Hurricane Electric can handle over its network and will give it increased connectivity to its peering networks. Hurricane Electric customers will benefit from the upgrades with increased capacity, more reliability, and faster throughput.

"We have been experiencing a large upswing in traffic growth over the past several months, making these upgrades necessary," said Mike Leber, Hurricane Electric president. "We are committed to continuous improvement of our connectivity in the U.S. and over our entire network."

Hurricane Electric has been experiencing tremendous growth across its entire network. The upgrades to the Equinix Ashburn and Equinix San Jose connections come just six months after Hurricane Electric upgraded its connection to the AMS-IX (The Amsterdam Internet Exchange), peering fabric from a Gigabit Ethernet port to a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port and expanded its global network by connecting to the NL-ix (Netherlands Internet Exchange) exchange.

To celebrate the upgrades, Hurricane Electric is extending a special transit promotion, which will allow those who own their own AS number and address space to receive 100 Mbps free with the purchase of 100 Mbps or more via Gigabit Ethernet. With this promotion, it would cost just $2,000 for 200 Mbps burstable on a GigE interface. This special offer is available at ten locations in the United States: Switch and Data (PAIX) in Palo Alto, CA; Equinix in Ashburn, VA; Equinix in Chicago, IL; Equinix in Dallas, TX; Equinix in Los Angeles, CA; Equinix in San Jose, CA; Telehouse (NYIIX) in New York, NY; Telehouse (LAIIX) in Los Angeles, CA; Hurricane Electric in San Jose, CA; and Hurricane Electric in Fremont, CA. The offer is available at two locations in Europe: NIKHEF (AMS-IX/NL-ix) Amsterdam, NL and Telehouse (LINX) in London, UK.

Those interested in Hurricane Electric's transit promotion offer can sign up by emailing or by calling 510.580.4190.

About Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric is a leading Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider specializing in Colocation, Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections, and Web Hosting. Hurricane Electric operates its own global network, running multiple OC192s, OC48s, and Gigabit Ethernet. For more information about Hurricane Electric, please visit