Rogers Business Solutions announces significant expansion of Edmonton and
Calgary data centres
Data centre acquisitions consolidated under new operating unit, Rogers Data
Rogers Data Centres now a leading provider of data centre services in Canada
TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications announced today the
expansion of its data centre business in Western Canada and a new operating
unit, Rogers Data Centres. Rogers Data Centres launches today with a newly
expanded data centre in Edmonton and confirmed plans to open a Western Canada
flagship data centre in Calgary in January 2014.
"Our new data centre offerings in Alberta present a significant growth
opportunity in Western Canada's business-to-business market," said AJ Byers,
President, Rogers Data Centres. "We have experienced strong demand for data
centre services in Western Canada, and the two expansions announced today are
the core platform allowing us to deliver enhanced data centre, cloud and
managed technology services to Alberta's thriving business community."
Rogers Data Centres now operates in 14 locations across the country, servicing
over 870 small, medium, government and enterprise clients. The expanded Rogers
Data Centres Edmonton facility adds approximately 6,000 square feet of
newly-constructed raised floor space. Opening in January 2014, the flagship
Calgary facility will offer 80,000 square feet of raised space,
state-of-the-art and highly efficient cooling systems , world-class security
measures, 24/7 support, and will meet Uptime Institute's Tier III standards.
Earlier this year, Rogers Communications acquired BLACKIRON Data, Pivot Data
Centres and Granite Networks to expand its data centre and cloud-based
business solutions. The consolidation of these three data centre operations
under the Rogers Data Centres umbrella establishes Rogers as a Canadian leader
in data centre services.
"In the past year, Rogers Business Solutions has taken significant steps to
build and strengthen our position as a leader in data centre services in
Canada," said Terry Canning, SVP Rogers Business Solutions. "Combining data
centre services with our extensive fibre network, and full suite of voice and
data solutions allows us to enable businesses across the country to innovate
and evolve in a dynamic and fast-paced market."
The Rogers Data Centres expansion in Western Canada builds on a $700 million
overall investment by Rogers in Alberta over the next four years announced
earlier this year. Rogers Business Solutions is committed to strengthening the
economy and communities in the West by driving growth in Alberta enterprise
businesses with next generation business solutions, expanded data capacity and
managed data and cloud services.
Rogers Business Solutions (RBS), operated by Rogers Communications
Partnership, provides Canadian enterprises and partners with highly reliable
network and data centre solutions, leveraging fibre, cable and wireless assets
to support a range of leading-edge voice, data and networking solutions.
Rogers Business Solutions owns and operates a transcontinental network with a
100 percent digital fibre optic backbone and strategic interconnect points to
the United States and overseas for seamless cross-border and international
coverage, and connects that network to its 14 data centres in 9 cities across
the country. With an extensive customer base including commercial, government
and financial enterprises, RBS offers scalable business communications
services backed by a team of industry leading technical experts.
To learn more about Rogers Business Solutions, visit business.rogers.com
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data
communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable
television, high-speed Internet and telephony. Through Rogers Media we are
engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines
and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are
publicly traded on theTorontoStock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.
Media Michelle Lewis, Rogers Communications 416-270-1582
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