PEER 1 Hosting completes 40mil Toronto data centre
May 11, 2010 By Anthony Capkun
May 11, 2010
PEER 1 Hosting Inc. says its new, $40-million USD data centre located in Toronto, Ont., is up and running. The 40,000-sf flagship data centre is the first PEER 1 Hosting data centre to offer colocation, managed hosting and dedicated hosting solutions under one roof.
“Today’s businesses operate in an always-on, always-connected world, and our new data centre ensures our customers are part of this world,” said Fabio Banducci, president and CEO, PEER 1 Hosting.
This is the most efficient data centre PEER 1 Hosting has built to date, says the company, with increased power densities, high reliability and robust security. It was built in four sections, with each section built as a separate “Performance Optimized Data Centre” (POD). It is also the company’s most redundant facility, says PEER 1.
Each of the four PODs has the capacity for about 270 cabinets (about 7500 servers). The first POD, built at a capital cost of $10 million USD, includes 7500 sf of data centre space and an additional 8000 sf of office space, and inventory, network and storage areas. The remaining three PODs (22,500 sf) will be dedicated to additional data centre space and infrastructure to be built out in future phases.
This is PEER 1’s third data centre in Toronto and the company’s 17th worldwide, adding to its managed network spanning 13,000 route miles of fiber.
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