Hurricane Electric continues to expand its global network with the opening of its latest Point of Presence (PoP) in Central Europe at the SRCE Zagreb Data Center. Located at Josipa Marohnića 5 (Trnje), 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, this is Hurricane Electric’s first Point of Presence in the Republic of Croatia.

SRCE, otherwise known as the University of Zagreb University Computing Centre, has a long history focusing on the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). A part of the oldest University in Croatia, SCRE acts as the computing center for the school and associated research and educational institutions throughout the country. Additionally, SRCE works to ensure continuous connection among Croatian academic e-infrastructure with the related European and global e-infrastructure and gives practical, consulting and educational support to the members of the academic and research community in using ICT.

With this new PoP, individuals utilizing SRCE Zagreb will have direct access to Hurricane Electric’s robust IPv4 and IPv6 network as well as increased network capacity through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. They also now have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s global network, which is Jumbo Frame (9000 byte MTU) compatible. Additionally, those taking advantage of Hurricane Electric’s offerings will also experience increased capacity, more reliability and reduced latency in the delivery of next generation IP services.

“Based on the impressive growth of the telecommunications industry in Central Europe, Hurricane Electric is delighted to open our first Point of Presence in Croatia,” said Mike Leber, president, Hurricane Electric.  “The services that we offer will be able to satisfy the intensive bandwidth needs that are inherent in research institutions. With the launch of our 40th European PoP, we look forward to further expanding throughout this important region and beyond in the second half of 2017.”