Rogers Opens Flagship Data Centre in Calgary
Rogers Data Centres opens Alberta's first Tier III certified data centre that gives businesses access to unmatched reliability and security in data services
CALGARY AND TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications announced today the opening of a new Rogers Data Centre in Calgary that gives Canadian and international businesses a highly reliable and certified data centre presence in Western Canada. The facility, called 'Calgary_DC3', is the first Tier III certified data centre in Alberta. It is Rogers Data Centre's second Tier III centre in Canada and will provide businesses of all sizes with access to secure, world class data centre services.
"We understand the pressures that organizations face when dealing with the management of corporate data and we are proud to be offering a world class data centre here in Canada," said AJ Byers, President, Rogers Data Centres. "Regardless of the size or type of business they operate, companies will have access to unmatched offerings and expertise with the assurance that their information is located securely in an outstanding facility."
Calgary_DC3 is in close enough proximity to Calgary city limits to be used as a primary corporate data centre for that market, and far enough out to be used as a disaster recovery site. This 85,000 square foot facility provides access to both raised floor and business resumption space, with capacity for over 900 cabinets, state-of-the-art and highly efficient cooling systems, world-class security measures and 24/7 customer support. The new site also gives customers the ability to implement a fully redundant in-province technology hosting solution to be used in tandem with Rogers Data Centres' Edmonton-based facility.
Rogers Data Centres Calgary_DC3 has also received Uptime Institute's Tier III certification for design and will be certified for construction. This third party validation assures customers that the site meets the highest industry standards for data centre design and construction. The facility is additionally SSAE 16, PCI, and HIPAA compliant to respond to internal and external auditing requirements. This compliance allows business customers to leverage Roger's certification in their own auditing process. They will be assured through third party verification that the site is operated within the best practices in the industry, saving financial and human resources typically put towards auditing of data centres.
With the opening of the new Calgary facility, Rogers Communications now operates data centres in 15 locations across the country, servicing hundreds of small, medium, government and enterprise clients. The new facility builds on Roger's 2013 investment of $700 million in Alberta and acquisition of Pivot Data Centres Calgary and Edmonton operations for $155 million. The investment in this facility will drive business growth across major sectors including energy by delivering expanded data capacity, managed data and cloud services and in addition to creating new jobs in the region.
To learn more about Rogers Business Solutions and Rogers Data Centres, visit datacentres.rogers.com.
About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.
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