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Rogers initiates major data centre expansion into Alberta

Rogers Communications announced this week the expansion of its data centre business in Western Canada and a new operating unit called Rogers Data Centres.


November 22, 2013  


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Rogers Communications announced this week the expansion of its data centre business in Western Canada and a new operating unit called Rogers Data Centres.

The unit launches with an expanded data centre in Edmonton and 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 of Rogers Data Centres and the founder of BLACKIRON DATA.

Earlier this year, Rogers Communications acquired BLACKIRON, Pivot Data Centres and Granite Networks to expand its data centre and cloud-based business offerings.

The unit now operates in 14 locations across the country and services upwards of 870 small, medium, government and enterprise clients. The Edmonton facility will contain 1,800 square metres of newly-constructed raised floor space. The Calgary facility, meanwhile, will offer 24,400 square metres of raised space and will meet Uptime Institute’s Tier III standards.

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.