Hurricane Electric sweeps into Scotland with new PoP

Created July 22, 2019
Applications and Research

Hurricane Electric, the international fibre connectivity provider, has expanded its global IPv6-native internet backbone to Scotland. It has added a point-of-presence at Pulsant’s data centre in Edinburgh. Pulsant is a hybrid IT and cloud hosting provider. The carrier neutral data centre has 75,000 square feet of space and over 30 telecoms carriers go through it.


The PoP is US-headquartered Hurricane Electric’s first in Scotland, 11th in the UK and 68th serving the European market. The PoP aims to provide enterprise in and around Edinburgh with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.


“Edinburgh is the second largest financial services centre in the UK and fourth in Europe, as well as a significant educational and technology hub,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “We are providing Pulsant’s customers with cost-effective, high-speed connectivity.”


Pulsant customers now have a variety of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE, 10GE and GigE ports.


Additionally, customers at the facility are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s global network. This network offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 7,500 different networks through more than 200 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.


Pulsant is a member of the London Internet Exchange (LINX) international peering platform.


Last month, Hurricane Electric announced a new PoP in Switzerland at e-shelter, the owner, operator and developer of data centres across Europe. That PoP is located at e-shelter’s Rümlang, near Zurich data centre. It was Hurricane’s third location in Switzerland, and is designed to deliver improved data services management to greater Zurich area organisations.


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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation