Hurricane Electric has further extended its global network with the opening of a new Point of Presence (PoP) at Innovation Place, located at the University of Saskatchewan, 110 Maintenance Rd, Suite C2, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 4L5.

By establishing this new PoP at the University of Saskatchewan, the tenants of Innovation Place now have access to one of the world’s most robust global networks. These companies will be able to satisfy their high-speed IP transit needs as well as realize increased network capacity through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. Tenants also now have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s expansive global network, which is Jumbo Frame (9000 byte MTU) compatible. Additionally, those choosing Hurricane Electric’s global IP transit will have access to Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), helping them identify the shortest path for reduced network hops and faster traffic delivery.

Boasting 1.2 million square feet of facilities throughout 20 buildings and employing more than 2,600, Innovation Place in Saskatoon supports 118 tenant companies in the advanced technology sectors, including Information Technology and Environmental and Life Sciences. With a lengthy history of promoting environmental sustainability, all multi-tenant buildings at the Saskatoon Innovation Place are BOMA BESt® certified (Building Environmental Standards), which recognizes excellence in energy and environmental performance. Additional Innovation Place buildings are also LEED Gold certified, an internationally accepted benchmark for high-performance green buildings.

“Hurricane Electric has always been committed to helping emerging technology companies succeed in an ever-changing technological landscape,” said Reid Fishler, Director, Carrier Services at Hurricane Electric. “We are delighted to provide the tenants at Innovation Place with direct access to Hurricane Electric’s rich global network and look forward to supporting their work as they continue to drive Saskatchewan’s economic development.”