17 May 2018
| James Pearce
Hurricane Electric has launched a new layer 2 latency tool which helps its partners determine the cost and latency between any two of its global points of presence (PoPs).
Hurricane Electric’s network includes 155 PoPs
across 29 US states, seven Canadian provinces, 27 European
countries, ten Asian countries, three in Africa and two in
The new Layer 2 Latency Tool means existing customers can
instantly determine the latency between two cities on both a
domestic and international level. It also provides pricing
details within one business day.
The tool is especially helpful for multinational companies
with locations scattered across the globe and financial
services companies, where latency is of paramount importance,
Hurricane Electric claims.
"The Layer 2 Latency Tool is unique among network providers
and offers an innovative opportunity to research transit speeds
and assist in global business planning," said Mike Leber,
president of Hurricane Electric.
"Low-latency connectivity has become a critical need across
all major industries, as minimizing delays in transactions and
increasing data speed are vital to business success. By simply
selecting the locations of Hurricane Electric
PoP’s, users can get an instant read on latency
and price quote within one business day."
California-based Hurricane Electric’s global
network is connected to 185 major exchange points and exchanges
traffic with more than 7,200 different networks. It includes
five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four 100G
paths between the US and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and
To coincide with the launch of the Layer 2 Latency Tool,
Hurricane Electric has also released a new 3D map of the global
internet, which highlights current subsea cables and internet