Data centre acquisitions consolidated under new operating unit, Rogers
Rogers Data Centres now a leading provider of data centre services in
TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications announced today the
expansion of its data centre business in Western Canada and a new
operating unit, Rogers Data Centres. Rogers Data Centres launches today
with a newly expanded data centre in Edmonton and confirmed plans to
open a Western Canada flagship data centre in Calgary in January 2014.
"Our new data centre offerings in Alberta present a significant growth
opportunity in Western Canada's business-to-business market," said AJ
Byers, President, Rogers Data Centres. "We have experienced strong
demand for data centre services in Western Canada, and the two
expansions announced today are the core platform allowing us to deliver
enhanced data centre, cloud and managed technology services to
Alberta's thriving business community."
Rogers Data Centres now operates in 14 locations across the country,
servicing over 870 small, medium, government and enterprise clients.
The expanded Rogers Data Centres Edmonton facility adds approximately
6,000 square feet of newly-constructed raised floor space. Opening in
January 2014, the flagship Calgary facility will offer 80,000 square
feet of raised space, state-of-the-art and highly efficient cooling
systems , world-class security measures, 24/7 support, and will meet
Uptime Institute's Tier III standards.
Earlier this year, Rogers Communications acquired BLACKIRON Data, Pivot
Data Centres and Granite Networks to expand its data centre and
cloud-based business solutions. The consolidation of these three data
centre operations under the Rogers Data Centres umbrella establishes
Rogers as a Canadian leader in data centre services.
"In the past year, Rogers Business Solutions has taken significant steps
to build and strengthen our position as a leader in data centre
services in Canada," said Terry Canning, SVP Rogers Business Solutions.
"Combining data centre services with our extensive fibre network, and
full suite of voice and data solutions allows us to enable businesses
across the country to innovate and evolve in a dynamic and fast-paced
The Rogers Data Centres expansion in Western Canada builds on a $700
million overall investment by Rogers in Alberta over the next four
years announced earlier this year. Rogers Business Solutions is
committed to strengthening the economy and communities in the West by
driving growth in Alberta enterprise businesses with next generation
business solutions, expanded data capacity and managed data and cloud
Rogers Business Solutions (RBS), operated by Rogers Communications
Partnership, provides Canadian enterprises and partners with highly
reliable network and data centre solutions, leveraging fibre, cable and
wireless assets to support a range of leading-edge voice, data and
networking solutions. Rogers Business Solutions owns and operates a
transcontinental network with a 100 percent digital fibre optic
backbone and strategic interconnect points to the United States and
overseas for seamless cross-border and international coverage, and
connects that network to its 14 data centres in 9 cities across the
country. With an extensive customer base including commercial,
government and financial enterprises, RBS offers scalable business
communications services backed by a team of industry leading technical
To learn more about Rogers Business Solutions, visit business.rogers.com
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. 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).
SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.
For further information:
Michelle Lewis, Rogers Communications