Saturday, November 25, 2017

EdgeConneX steps into Canadian data center market for the first time

Company schedules opening of its 40th global data centre for Q2 2018 as edge computing demand booms across the world.

EdgeConneX is readying to open the doors of its first Canadian data centre located in Toronto built to advance the growing demand for edge computing infrastructure.

The initial deployment will be a 6MW, N+1 designed data centre scheduled for delivery in early Q2 2018.

The Toronto facility marks the 40th Edge Data Center in the EdgeConneX global Edge Data Center portfolio.

The company will target mainly enterprise customers in the Toronto metro area which acts as the financial and enterprise capital of Canada.

EdgeConneX also said the city is an international gateway between Europe and North America, “which makes it an attractive location for large cloud, content and network service providers wanting to securely interconnect with their customers”.

EdgeConneX has previously used initial market entry deployments such as Toronto to develop other large campus builds that scale to as many as 100MWs in markets such as Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Dublin, Miami, Phoenix, and Portland.

Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX, said: “In collaboration with our customers, EdgeConneX is accelerating its expansion globally and entering new markets such as Toronto to facilitate the enablement of their cloud, content, network or other services ever closer to their end-users.

“Latency, security, data sovereignty and quality of service are all critical impediments to cloud adoption and content distribution, which in large part is solved by going to the Edge.”