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Hurricane Electric's Director of IPv6 Professional Services to Speak at the Information Management Network's (IMN) Third Annual Forum on Financing, Investing and Real Estate for Data Centers This Week in Santa Clara

Owen DeLong to Participate in a Panel Discussion Covering Data Center Standards and Performance Metrics, Auditing and Compliance, and IPv6 Migration

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 -- Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and leading colocation provider, today announced that Owen DeLong, Hurricane Electric's IPv6 Evangelist and Director of Professional Services, will speak at IMN's third annual Forum on Financing, Investing and Real Estate Development for Data Centers, which will occur this Thursday and Friday at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara.

On Thursday, November 29 at 11:25 a.m., Mr. DeLong will be featured on a panel titled "Evaluating Data Center, Internet and Other Key Standards." The panel's participants will discuss how to evaluate the relative importance of data center standards and performance metrics, and how to demonstrate compliance. The discussion will also highlight the economic, legal and environmental foundations of these data center standards.

Specific topics for discussion will include:

  • Tiering
  • Efficiency metrics from ASHRAE, Green Grid and Uptime Institute
  • IPv6 addressing
  • HIPAA considerations
  • Audit strategies

Mr. DeLong will be joined on the panel by David Jemmet from ClearDATA Networks, Daniel Bodenski from CRB USA and Hector Diaz from Oracle Global Real Estate Management. Moderating the panel will be Tim Nicols from RagingWire.

"I look forward to showing attendees how customer satisfaction can be improved by compliance with global data center standards," said Owen DeLong. "I also plan to emphasize the criticality of full IPv6 support in the data center."

In September, Hurricane Electric announced that it secured $13m in funding to continue the expansion of its Fremont 2 data center.

About Hurricane Electric

Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 59 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 2,400 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia.

In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California -- including Fremont 2, its newest 208,000 ft2 facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds exceeding 10 Gbps.

For additional information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://www.he.net.

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