Hurricane Electric expands network in The Philippines with latest Point of Presence ePLDT VITRO Makati 1

Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric
Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric, one of the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone announced that it has deployed a new Point of Presence (PoP) ePLDT VITRO Makati 1 in Manila, Philippines. The new PoP is located at RCBC Plaza Tower II, 34 Floor, Manila (Makati) 1200, Philippines.

What is the market offering of ePLDT VITRO Makati 1?

With 580 sq. meters of data center space and 202-rack capacity, this facility serves the colocation needs of enterprises at the heart of Makati’s Central Business District, just 11 km (6 miles) from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. It is part of PLDT’s 9,000-rack capacity across its 10 data center facilities. The Philippines is one of the most dynamic economies in the Asia-Pacific region and Manila is a center for trade and finance and is a tech start-up hub.

ePLDT serves the greater Manila area with dual power feed per rack and is monitored by on-site security and an SLA of 99.98% uptime. This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s second location in the Philippines and 19th in Asia and will provide the region with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next-gen IP connectivity services.

What does this mean for regional clients?

“With the Philippines emerging as a digital hub in the Asia-Pacifc region, we are pleased to be able to provide improved connectivity and access to worldwide networks to ePLDT’s clients. It is exciting for us to support the economic growth in this region and contribute to growth in this market with our tech infrastructure,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric.

Clients of ePLDT VITRO Makati 1 and in and around Manila, Philippines now have a variety of connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports.

Also, customers at the facility are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers over 30,000 BGP sessions with over 10,000 different networks via over 300 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.