The largest Canadian-owned provider of network and cloud-neutral data centre solutions, eStruxture, has teamed up with DataHive, a Calgary-based IT solutions provider, to bring an enhanced data centre and interconnectivity services to the local market.
The companies say the partnership is responding to a need in today’s data-driven economy where customers require the flexibility to design customized IT infrastructure for their businesses in a fast and simple way without incurring high capital expenditures.
“When we expanded our services in Calgary, we committed to helping our customers grow and enlarge their businesses by offering them more options in terms of fully configurable co-location space, high-power density of over 30 kilowatts per cabinet and carrier diversity,” said Todd Coleman, President and CEO of eStruxture Data Centers, with headquarters in Montreal. “Thanks to the partnership with DataHive, we are delivering on that promise by ensuring that our customers have direct, secure access to an ever-growing number of network and service providers.”
“Carrier neutrality and scalability are vital for today’s digital enterprises. By partnering with eStruxture, we are creating a global connectivity hub for Western Canada and making Calgary a truly internationally connected city,” said Marjorie Zingle, CEO of DataHive.
The partnership is offering Calgary businesses enhanced, state-of-the-art, carrier-neutral data centre services. Now, eStruxture customers can access all the carriers in DataHive’s downtown carrier hotel. Also, DataHive customers can leverage the significant space and power provided by eStruxture’s large-scale CAL-1 facility.
Coleman said eStruxture has large purpose-built facilities with massive amounts of redundant power, cooling, high security and high knowledge with their IT technicians who are available 24/7 to take care of customer needs.
“Our customers can either do what we refer to as co-location which they basically bring their own IT or telecommunications equipment and they put them into racks that are six feet or so tall and we provide all of the environmental speckle around it. That’s option number one. Option number two is that in some instances some portion of our business is considered to be what we refer to as infrastructure as a service where we will provide the CPU (central processing unit) and the equipment and we will host that environment inside our data centre,” said Coleman. “So we do everything down to the operating system level. The application and data is the customer’s responsibility.”
The first option is 80 per cent of the company’s business.
Mario Toneguzzi is a business reporter in Calgary.
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