PEER 1 Hosting offers an insider's view of their new datacentre in Toronto

by Knowlton Thomas

PEER 1 Hosting recently released a video tour of their new, 41,000 square foot flagship datacentre located in Toronto. Geoff Ois, senior account executive, provides the behind-the-scenes tour, starting from the security fencing outside to inside the datacentre server PODs, to the secured chiller water cooling system and UPS power generator rooms. I don't know much about datacentres, so it's neat to access one virtually like this.

It looks a little like a prison, but it's still impressive and definitely state-of-the-art. See for yourself below.

Some of the more interesting facts about the datacentre:

  • Able to house 30,000 servers
  • Over 15,000 miles of fiber around the world
  • Trees were relocated during construction ("green" purposes)
  • High efficiency white membrane roof reflects UV rays and heat
  • Equipped with a biometric (thumb scan) lock for added security
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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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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