Hurricane Electric has announced that it has added a new point of presence (PoP) at Pulsant, a hybrid IT and cloud hosting provider. The new PoP is located at the Clocktower Estate, South Gyle Cresent, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 9LB.

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. This PoP 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.

According to a recent report, Edinburgh has helped foster a robust 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 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:

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