EdgeConneX, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, has announced its first Edge Data Center (EDC) in Toronto, Canada. The new data center will serve as a connectivity and peering alternative, offering extensive fiber, density and peering options to metro area customers.
Toronto is the financial and enterprise capital of Canada and acts as an international gateway between Europe and North America, which would make it an attractive location for large cloud, content and network service providers wanting to securely interconnect with their customers.
The new multi-tenant Toronto EDC offers high-density power in a redundant and reliable facility. The initial deployment will be a 6MW, N+1 designed data center scheduled for rapid delivery in early Q2 2018.
EdgeConneX will bring a “strong” Internet ecosystem to the facility that includes networks, IX’s, IP providers, cloud on-ramps, gaming platforms, IoT platforms and CDN’s, creating a highly interconnected facility. Capacity for the Toronto data center campus is planned, offering customers peace of mind with a line of site to scalable capacity as needed for future demand.
40th Edge Data Center
The Toronto facility marks the 40th Edge Data Center in the EdgeConneX global Edge Data Center portfolio. It is located strategically at the crossroads of several major fiber routes with five network providers on-net, ensuring direct and diverse routes to multiple locations with low latency and low cost.
“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,” says Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer (CCO) of EdgeConneX. “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.”
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.