Hurricane Electric has announced the launch of a Layer 2 latency Tool to determine the cost and latency between any two of Hurricane Electric’s global Points of Presence (PoP).

With this new offering, existing customers and others in-need of high-speed IP transit can now instantly determine the latency between two cities (both domestic and international) as well as receive pricing within one business day. The Layer 2 Latency Tool is especially helpful for multinational companies with locations scattered across the globe and financial services companies, where latency is of paramount importance. The tool ensures that businesses can connect to more places faster and with lower cost, which is now a priority with the increased cloud adoption across most sectors. 

“The Layer 2 Latency Tool is unique among network providers and offers an innovative opportunity to research transit speeds and assist in global business planning,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “Low-latency connectivity has become a critical need across all major industries, as minimizing delays in transactions and increasing data speed are vital to business success. By simply selecting the locations of Hurricane Electric PoP’s, users can get an instant read on latency and price quote within one business day.”

Additionally, in conjunction with the launch of the Layer 2 Latency Tool, Hurricane Electric has released a 3D Map of the global Internet. The map gives viewers an expansive look into the Internet’s infrastructure and the undersea cables that allow today’s Internet to thrive. The resource can be utilized by organizations strategizing for international expansion as well as others looking for insight into where Internet connections are made.