|Industry||Internet service provider|
|Headquarters||Fremont, CA, USA|
|Mike Leber, founder|
|Services||IP transit, colocation|
Hurricane Electric is a global Internet service provider offering IPv4 and IPv6 Internet access, transit, tools, and network applications, as well as data center colocation and hosting services and in San Jose, California and in Fremont, California, where the company is based.
Hurricane Electric operates the largest Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) transit networks globally, as measured by the count of peering interconnections to other networks. The majority of these adjacencies are native IPv6 BGP sessions.
Hurricane Electric offers an IPv6 tunnel broker service, providing free connectivity to the IPv6 Internet via 6-in-4 IPv6 transition mechanisms. The company provides an online IPv6 certification program to further education and compliance in IPv6 technology. As of May 7, 2018, the company reports 97,067 provisioned tunnels spanning 197 countries via the IPv6 tunnel broker. 15,382 individuals in 155 countries have reached the highest level of the IPv6 certification.
The European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX) ranks Hurricane Electric first in the world for the number of connections to Internet exchange points, with presence at more than 120 of Euro-IX member IXPs.
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- Geoff Huston. "AS's ordered by AS Adjacency".
- Henderson, Nicole (June 6, 2011). "Hurricane Electric Launches Premium IPv6 Tunnel Broker Service". Web Host Industry Review.
- Deploy360 Programme. "Training: Hurricane Electric Free IPv6 Certification". Internet Society (ISOC). Retrieved 21 June 2012.
Hurricane Electric offers a series of free IPv6 “certification exams” aimed at helping you demonstrate your familiarity with IPv6 concepts and your ability to correctly configure IPv6 systems. Registration is free.
- Salmela, Jacob. "Earning the IPv6 Certification from Hurricane Electric on Mac OS X". JacobSalmela.com. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
- "Tunnels By Country". Hurricane Electric. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
- "IPv6 Sages by Region". Hurricane Electric. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
- "Hurricane Electric Exchange Point Information". HE.net.
- "Internet Exchange Report - Exchange Participants (BGP Toolkit)". BGP.HE.net.
- "AS6939 Hurricane Electric, Inc. (BGP Toolkit)". BGP.HE.net.
- "Hurricane Electric". euro-ix.net.