Hurricane Electric Adds PoP in Pulsant’s South Gyle Data Center in Edinburgh, Scotland

Hurricane Electric network

Global IPv4 and IPv6 network provider Hurricane Electric has added a network Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Pulsant, a hybrid IT and cloud hosting provider. The new PoP, Hurricane Electric’s first in Scotland, is located at the Clocktower Estate, South Gyle Cresent, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 9LB.

The carrier neutral data center has 75,000 square feet of space and over 30 telecommunications carriers. This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s first in Scotland, 11th in the UK, and 68th serving the European market. This PoP would provide enterprises in and around Edinburgh with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

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Hurricane Electric

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh has helped foster a startup community with numerous companies from a range of sectors including FinTech, Cybersecurity and Big Data.

“Edinburgh is the second largest financial services center 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, President and owner 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.”

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.

Pulsant’s South Gyle data center highlights would include:

  • Free cooling and PUE 1.2
  • 30kW rack power
  • 2 independent 11kV power supplies connected to private HV package substations operating as an open ring
  • VESDA fire detection and FM200 fire suppression system
  • Member of LINX
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