Vancouver-headquatered PEER 1 Hosting announced today that the company’s new, $40 million data centre located in Toronto is officially up and running. The 40,000 square foot flagship data centre is also the first PEER 1 Hosting data centre to offer all three of its hosting solutions. The centre provides colocation, managed hosting and dedicated hosting, all under one roof, which enables small- and mid-sized businesses to conveniently choose the right solution for their business.
“Today’s businesses operate in an always-on, always-connected world, and our new data centre ensures our customers are part of this world,” says Fabio Banducci, President and CEO of PEER 1 Hosting. “With the growing demand of information, it is important [that] businesses have a hosting service they can trust and rely on to protect information.”
According to the people behind its creation, this is the most efficient data centre PEER 1 Hosting has ever built. It boasts increased power densities, high reliability, and robust security. Building it in four sections, with each section built as a separate Performance Optimized Data Centre (POD), enables customers to expand their data centre capacity faster and more efficiently than ever before, while allowing PEER 1 Hosting to cost-effectively manage growth. Customer information is also managed on PEER 1 Hosting’s own high-performance network, enabling stronger control, tighter security and greater performance for customers.
“Our customers’ websites are our business,” says Randy Laporte, Owner, Motto Design Studio, a PEER 1 Hosting customer who will be hosting hundreds of websites and data in the first POD of the new data centre. “We trust PEER 1 Hosting to provide us with both the 24/7 support we need to keep our business running, and the scalability we need in order to grow.”
Each of the four PODs in the new data centre has the capacity for over 7,000 servers. The first POD, built at a capital cost of $10 million, includes over 7,000 square feet of data centre space and an additional 8,000 square feet of office space, and inventory, network and storage areas to support the data centre. The remaining three PODs will be dedicated to additional data centre space and infrastructure to be built out in future phases based upon customer demand.
This is PEER 1's third data centre in Toronto and the company’s 17th worldwide.