Hurricane Electric unveils layer 2 latency tool

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 South America.

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 Asia.

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 infrastructure.

Topics: Hurricane Electric, latency, PoP, IPv6, US, 100G