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Cogeco Data Services opens new flagship facility

Canadian ICT provider Cogeco Data Services (CDS) this morning announced the opening of its new multi-million dollar data centre in Barrie, Ont.


June 13, 2013  


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Canadian ICT provider Cogeco Data Services (CDS) this morning announced the opening of its new multi-million dollar data centre in Barrie, Ont.

The facility has been designed to support the global acceleration of data that is being fuelled by the increasing demand for cloud and managed services.

“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,” said Michael Levy, an analyst with 451 Research. “The availability of redundant data centre and cloud infrastructure backed by strong network capabilities will be key to an organization’s success.”

According to Cogeco, 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

“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, the firm’s president. “Organizations are looking to experienced service providers to help them move, manage and store this influx of information.”

Built to exceed Tier 3 standards, the new facility is housed in the RCMP’s former Security Control Centre for the G8 and G20 summits in 2010, and has 24/7/365 monitoring, biometric access control, video surveillance and security.

It also contains redundant power supply including dual power feeds, universal power supply and generator backups for continuous uptime.