Hurricane Electric announces latency network tool

Hurricane Electric, the world´s largest IPv6 Internet backbone and colocation provider, 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), the company said.

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.

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.

Hurricane Electric administers 155 global Points of Presence, encompassing twenty-nine US states, seven Canadian provinces, twenty-seven European countries, ten Asian nations, three African countries, and two South American nations. Having first deployed IPv6 in 2001, Hurricane Electric offers IPv6 as a core service and provides customers with both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity options.

Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 185 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,200 different networks.

Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the US and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa, and a PoP in Australia.

In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California, including Fremont 2, its newest 208,000 square foot facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet.