Hurricane Electric Announces UK PoP

Hurricane Electric has added a new point of presence (PoP) at Pulsant, the UK’s leading secure hybrid IT and cloud hosting provider. The PoP is located at the Clocktower Estate, South Gyle Cresent, Edinburgh, Scotland.

The carrier neutral data center has 75,000 sq. ft. of space and over 30 telecommunications carriers. With 24/7 security and ISO 27001 certification, the secure site is one of the most connected commercially available data centers outside the M25.

This PoP is 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.

Customers of Pulsant in and near Edinburgh now have a variety of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. Additionally, customers at the facility are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast 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.