PEER 1 expands in Toronto with Green Data Center

by Rob Lewis

Vancouver-headquartered PEER 1 announced today that they've begun work on a 41,000 square foot green data center in the Toronto area. The new facility will implement some of the most efficient products and technologies on the market, including the use of a local well for primary water supply with redundant connection to the city water system to reduce overall carbon footprint and provide lower energy consumption.

The first of four planned stages is scheduled for completion in early 2010, and will include 7,500 square feet of data center space, and 8,000 square feet of office and staging area at an estimated capital cost of US $10 million. The remaining 25,500 square feet will be dedicated to additional datacenter space and infrastructure which will be built out in three future phases based upon customer demand and market conditions.

The PEER 1 data center will offer scalable managed hosting, dedicated hosting through the ServerBeach brand and co-location services within the Toronto facility which is 30 kilometers from downtown.

PEER 1 also announced its membership in The Green Grid. The Green Grid is a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. The Green Grid seeks to provide industry-wide recommendations on best practices, metrics and technologies that will improve overall data center and business computing energy efficiencies.

PEER 1 Hosting
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

PEER 1 Hosting, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX: CCA), is one of the world's leading web hosting providers, specialising in Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers, Colocation and Cloud Services. Based in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK, the company has been serving commercial customer needs since 1999. PEER 1 Hosting is built on two... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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