I.C.E DATACENTERS - Opening of Flagship Datacenter in Markham

First Real Alternative to Downtown Toronto That Offers Geographic Diversity, Dense Carrier Presence and an Enterprise-Class "Green" Datacenter

MARKHAM, ON, Sept 14, 2016 /CNW/ - I.C.E DATACENTERS, a carrier-neutral and independent provider of network-centric datacenters will be hosting its Grand Opening of I.C.E Toronto on September 15, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Markham Hilton at 8500 Warden Avenue in Markham.

"Our customers are businesses whose critical functions all depend on their ability to interconnect with their global community of suppliers, customers and partners 24/7/365. This means reliability, speed and cost-effective access are mission critical. Toronto has developed into a major metropolis, North America's 4th largest, and one of its fastest growing cities. This growth has brought significant concentration and single-point-of-failure risks onto the supporting communication infrastructure; in particular with the vast majority of IP traffic being single-threaded through downtown Toronto. We address this massive business vulnerability at I.C.E Markham. We offer the same level of access to the global interconnect community, which includes national and multi-national carriers, ISPs and content and cloud providers while providing uncompromised geographic diversity to downtown Toronto," says Michael Bucheit, CEO of I.C.E Datacenters.

The Markham site is a purpose-built datacenter offering state of the art datacenter features which can accommodate flexible design solutions for a wide variety of customers. These include:

  • 41,000 sqft. facility controlled 100% by owner/operator with additional 50,000 sqft. expansion option onsite
  • Access to 8MW of power, expandable to 16MW, from 2 independent substations
  • Low- to very high-density custom power solutions chilled by proprietary "I.C.E Box" cooling technology
  • Facility designed to Tier3 Uptime Institute standards
  • Green cooling design with low PUE and heat-recapture for community usage, connected to Markham District Energy cogeneration plant
  • Access to the most diverse carrier and fiber path solutions outside the downtown core
  • Redundant dark fiber loop from Markham to Downtown Toronto and high capacity diverse connectivity to Montreal.

"Our clients are looked after by a seasoned executive and operations team with 60+ years of datacenter and fiber network management expertise serving a global customer base in Canada, the U.S., and Europe. We are proud to bring our experience and resources to the GTA and help Toronto businesses continue to grow," said Bill Henneberry, Vice President of Technology and Operations at I.C.E Datacenters.

The Grand Opening will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony with Frank Scarpitti, the Mayor of Markham.

Tours of our datacenter will take place during the event. Click here to RSVP for the event.

About I.C.E Datacenters: I.C.E Datacenters (Interconnection & Colocation for the Enterprise) operates multiple datacenter locations in Montreal including a leading interconnection site at 875 Saint-Antoine and is now opening another flagship facility in Markham - I.C.E Toronto. I.C.E combines deep datacenter expertise serving Fortune 500 enterprises in the U.S. and Canada with know-how in operating high-speed fiber networks. I.C.E serves 100+ clients including global network providers, Fortune 500 companies in industry, e-commerce, financial services and healthcare, the government, cloud providers, ISPs, content providers and CDNs across its datacenter and fiber network in Canada.


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For further information: Company contact: Michael G. Bucheit, Chief Executive Officer, 514-726-9975, michael@icedatacenters.com; Media Contact: Howard Oliver, Manager, Marketing Communications, I.C.E Datacenters, Telephone, 416.316.3610, Cell, 416.568.5254, Email, info@icedatacenters.com, Website www.icedatacenters.com

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