It is Digital Realty’s third data center in Greater Toronto, Canada, their newly opened YYZ12 colocation facility in downtown Toronto. It opens up 800kW and 6,900 ft² of new colocation space at the heart of a vibrant connected data community.
The new YYZ12 data center will be fully interconnected with redundant dark fiber paths to Digital Realty’s TOR1 data center in Vaughan. The new downtown location at 151 Front St would represent an ideal meeting point for deploying network hubs on Digital Realty’s global data center platform, PlatformDIGITAL.
Customers who rent colocation space in Toronto can also benefit from a direct metro connection to Digital Realty’s Service Exchange, which would provide flexible access to a worldwide connected data community with over 215 cloud on ramps, 360+ network and content providers, and 2,000+ fabric participants.
Digital Realty also connects to the IBM Cloud in Toronto using IBM’s next-generation Direct Link 2.0 technology. It would allow users to spend less time creating and installing network designs and create innovative hybrid cloud solutions faster.
Data Exchange Facility Marseille, France
Digital Realty has also broke ground on its fourth data exchange facility located at interconnection hub of Marseille, France. The new MRS4 site is intended to provide up to 13.6 megawatts (MW) of client capacity, as well as direct access to 14 submarine cable networks that land in Marseille. It would help increase PlatformDIGITAL’s worldwide reach with low-latency connectivity options between the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
“Together these new capabilities in Toronto and Marseille represent a strategic milestone on Digital Realty’s global roadmap for PlatformDIGITAL in North America and EMEA,” said A. William Stein, CEO of Digital Realty. “Over the last 18 months since we announced our platform vision and strategy, we’ve introduced over 20 new data center expansion projects around the globe. As enterprises across all industries rapidly shifted to digital business models during an unprecedented year, the global number of participants in our connected data communities more than doubled to over 4,000 organizations.”