Hurricane Electric deploys PoP in Pulsant data centre

19 July 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Hurricane Electric has added a new point of presence (PoP) at Pulsant, a UK-based secure hybrid IT and cloud hosting provider.

The new PoP is located at Pulsants South Gyle data centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. The carrier neutral facility has 75,000sqft of space home to over 30 telecoms carriers. It also features 24/7 security and ISO 27001 certification, and is touted as one of the most connected commercially available data centres outside the M25.

“Edinburgh is the second largest financial services centre in the UK and fourth in Europe, as well as a significant educational and technology hub and we’re thrilled to provide Pulsant’s customers cost-effective, high-speed connectivity,” said Mike Leber (pictured), president of Hurricane Electric. “We’re committed to providing connectivity to users on six continents and this new PoP is Hurricane Electric’s 201st around the world.”

In addition, the new PoP marks Hurricane Electric’s first in Scotland, 11th in the UK, and 68th serving the European market. It will provide enterprises in and around Edinburgh with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

Through the new interconnection point, customers of Pulsant near Edinburgh 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, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 7,500 different networks via more than 200 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

In May of this year, Hurricane Electric launched a new PoP in Zurich located at e-shelter’s data centre in Hofwisenstrasse 56 CH-8153 Rümlang, Switzerland. It marked Hurricane Electric’s third location in Switzerland.

“Zurich is an economic and cultural hub in Switzerland and one of Europe’s major financial centers. We are excited to work with e-shelter to provide their customers cost-effective connectivity options,” said Leber at the time.