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PEER 1 Hosting launches new data centre catering to SMEs

PEER 1 Hosting Inc. of Vancouver this week announced the opening of its largest facility to date, a US$40...


January 27, 2010  


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PEER 1 Hosting Inc. of Vancouver this week announced the opening of its largest facility to date, a US$40 million data centre located in Toronto that is designed specifically for small to mid-size enterprises.

 

The facility, which takes up more than 12,000 square metres of space, contains four sections with each built as a separate Performance Optimized Data Centre (POD).

 

It utilizes a redundant critical cooling infrastructure using both a local well for primary water supply and a connection to the city’s water system.

 

“We’re also using redundant high-efficiency Variable Frequency Drive centrifugal chillers to reduce cooling costs and condenser towers with economizers,” said Ryan Murphey, the firm’s vice president of facilities and data center operations.

 

Each of the four PODs has the capacity for approximately 270 cabinets, equivalent to roughly 7,500 servers. The first POD, built at an estimated capital cost of US$10 million, will include 2,286 metres of data centre space and an additional 2,438 metres of office space, and inventory, network and storage areas to support the data centre.

 

SMEs can purchase space beginning next week and move in their equipment in March.

 

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