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Press Release -- November 23rd, 2015
Source: Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric Brings Global Network to Saskatoon to Help Power Innovation Place at the University of Saskatchewan

New Point of Presence Will Provide Global Internet Transit to Saskatoon’s Advanced Technology Sector

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, 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.”

About Hurricane Electric

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 over 100 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 4,000 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia.

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.

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