Cogeco Data Services Opens New Flagship Data Centre
Cogeco Data Services transforms former Security Control Centre into
flagship data centre to support the global acceleration of data
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/13/13 --
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Today, Cogeco Data Services, a leading Canadian Information and
Communications Technology (ICT) provider, announced the opening of
its new multi-million dollar data centre in Barrie just north of
Toronto, Ontario. The facility, paired with Cogeco Data Services'
wholly-owned cloud and network infrastructure has been designed to
support the global acceleration of data that is being fuelled by the
increasing demand for cloud and managed services.
As enterprise IT departments continue to adopt cloud and managed
services, the exponential growth of corporate data will continue to
accelerate. Michael Levy, Analyst, Data Centres, 451 Research,
explains this trend, "The adoption of cloud and managed services,
coupled with increasing pressure by employees bringing their own
devices demanding the implementation of new, user-friendly
applications, has accelerated the growth of corporate data. The
availability of redundant data centre and cloud infrastructure backed
by strong network capabilities will be key to an organization's
success and for data centre providers such as Cogeco Data Services."
Data centre traffic, of which nearly two-thirds will be attributed to
cloud computing, is predicted to reach 6.6 zettabytes (the equivalent
of 44 billion HD movies) by 2016(1). To accommodate this rapid
growth, organizations must engage a strong data centre and cloud
provider that can not only store and manage, but move an extreme
volume of data at a rapid pace.
"In this 'age of acceleration', businesses are exponentially
increasing the amount of data they produce and are required to manage
increasingly complex IT environments.," said Tony Ciciretto,
President, Cogeco Data Services, "Organizations are looking to
experienced service providers to help them move, manage and store
this influx of information and our new flagship data centre in Barrie
paired with our expert technologists and dedicated customer support
is an ideal fit to meet this demand."
Built to exceed Tier 3 standards and to deliver advanced data centre,
cloud, managed IT and connectivity services, the new facility
increases Cogeco Data Services' data centre footprint by 60,000
square feet. The sixth location in the Company's growing fleet, the
flagship facility is housed in the RCMP's former Security Control
Centre for the G8 and G20 summits in 2010, and has state of the art
24/7/365 monitoring, biometric access control, video surveillance and
security. Like its other facilities, Cogeco Data Services' Barrie
data centre features redundant power supply including dual power
feeds, universal power supply and generator backups for reliable
continuous uptime. The centre also provides access to advanced hybrid
solutions (colocation, cloud and managed data centre services), with
business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities.
The new data centre, owned, operated and managed by Cogeco Data
Services, was designed in partnership with Ehvert Mission Critical, a
firm responsible for the design and construction of some of North
America's most sophisticated mission critical data centre facilities.
The latest in green data centre technologies were employed in
partnership with global energy management specialist, Schneider
Electric, most notably the first production installation of Schneider
Electric's APC Ecobreeze Cooling system in North America. The
facility also utilizes Schneider's unique hot aisle containment and
monitoring system to maximize efficiency.
The new facility has been designed with CSAE 3416 and PCI compliance
in mind and will undergo the certification process once the facility
has been in operation for the required period of time.
(1) Cisco Global Cloud Index, 2012
About Cogeco Data Services
With its suite of ICT solutions (Data Centre, Managed IT, Cloud
Infrastructure, Connectivity, Voice and Professional Services),
Cogeco Data Services supplies its customers with the fast, reliable
and secure ability to access, manage, move and store large amounts of
data worldwide. The Company's wholly-owned, 'always on', tier 3
quality data centres and all optical, redundant network provide some
of Canada's largest companies and public sector organizations with
near limitless bandwidth and secure facilities for hosting, storing
and managing mission critical data.
For more information about Cogeco Data Services, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX:CCA), visit cogecodata.com, or
connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
Kaiser Lachance Communications
Cogeco Data Services
Marketing Communications Manager
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