November 20, 2014
Cogeco Data Services a Canadian provider of hybrid ICT offerings, today announced the expansion of its data centre in Barrie, Ont.
Construction of an estimated 6.000square metres of new operational space is now underway and scheduled for completion in early 2015.
When the expansion is complete, the Company will have invested approximately $80 million in the facility that will house close to 10,000 square metres of operational floor space.
Built to exceed Tier 3 standards and be CSAE 3416 and PCI compliant, the Barrie facility delivers data centre, cloud, managed IT and connectivity services. It features redundant power, including backup generators and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems that provide conditioned power to critical loads and redundant system capacity to ensure continuous power availability.
The expanded centre, which as of last year is the fifth in Cogeco Data Services ’ data centre fleet, also provides access co-location, cloud and managed data centre services, including business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities.
“With its close proximity to Toronto, Barrie is an ideal location for a primary data centre facility and is also far enough removed from Toronto’s downtown core to act as a disaster recovery site,” said Tony Ciciretto, president and CEO ofCogeco Data Services and Peer 1 Hosting.
The facility was designed in partnership with Ehvert Mission Critical and the latest in green data centre technologies were employed in partnership with Schneider Electric Canada , including the first production of the company’s APC Ecobreeze Cooling system in North America.