Network Bytes: Hibernia, AMS-IX, Hurricane Electric

November 21st, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

A short week in the US is on tap, but plenty is going on internationally anyway.  Here are a few quick takes for the start of the week:

Hibernia Networks has beefed up security for its IP backbone. The company has introduced BGP Flowspec for its IP transit offerings, which adds DDoS mitigation capabilities of greater efficiency and dexterity. We saw Level 3 do something similar earlier this autumn. Of course, waiting for Hibernia in the wings is GTT, which agreed earlier this month to acquire Hibernia in a $590M deal and which has an even more extensive IP transit backbone.

Over in Amsterdam, AMS-IX announced this morning that it has busted through the 5Tbps milestone. The new record peak for traffic through the internet exchange fabric was reached on Sunday, November 20th. They've got 21.8Tbps of total connected capacity now as well, having passed the 20Tbps mark back in May and up 4.5Tbps from the end of 2015.

Hurricane Electric is on the move again this week, adding yet another PoP to the company's global network. The target this time is the Canadian city of Moncton, New Brunswick, where HE has established a core network PoP in Fibre Centre at 770 St George Boulevard. New Brunswick rarely gets much infrastructure attention, but it's been almost hot for the last few weeks. Hibernia Networks also added a PoP recently in the same facility, and F6 Networks took over Fredericton's muni fiber project just last week.

Categories: Interconnection · Internet Backbones · Security

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