The Industry Standard - Peer 1 unveils flagship data centre in Toronto

(16-Feb-10) Vancouver-based infrastructure services provider Peer 1 is launching its flagship data centre in Toronto later this spring and will be the first of the company's global facilities to offer co-location, managed hosting and dedicated hosting. "

Fabio Banducci, president and CEO of Peer 1, said the new facility, just 30 minutes outside of downtown Toronto, will be Peer 1's most energy-efficient and green data centre. "We're excited to be able to bring all of our core hosting services ... under the same roof for the very first time and to be able to bring our core hosting solutions into Canada for the very first time."

Peer 1 already maintains two data centres in Vancouver, one in Montreal, and two in Toronto, none of which offer all three services.

Still under construction, the US$40 million flagship data centre is 41,000 square feet and designed for scalability with room for potentially four PODs (Performance Optimized Data Centres) to be built out as customer demand grows, said Ryan Murphey, Peer 1's vice-president of data centre operations & facilities.

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