COLOTRAQ helps our customers complete their colocation project in Canada (including Calgary, Alberta, Toronto, and Montreal) by finding them the right solution at no charge whether they’re reaching capacity in their existing facility, looking to relocate their data centers, or seeking a lower cost provider. We have over 500 partners (with close to 3000 data centers) located throughout the world, and our expertise and connections are ideally suited to find them the best colocation services in the Canadian market.
The Canadian data center market is worth $4.1 billion and forecast to grow 6% in 2014. It’s recognized as a preferred destination for investors seeking safety and expansion when developing new data centers abroad. In fact, Canada ranks as the fifth lowestrisk location for building and operating data centers.
Many facilities in Calgary, Montreal, Alberta, and Toronto are able to employ a technology called “free cooling.” Essentially, these systems use an additional cooling circuit that uses outdoor air to supplement the work done by the more energyintensive components of the cooling system. This often saves as much as 50% in cooling costs.
Toronto is the country’s largest communications hub and 151 Front Street is now the preeminent data center building. The top providers in the Toronto Area (GTA) continue announcing significant multimillion dollar investments in the City of Markham, part of Greater Toronto’s York Region. Watermark Tower is a 27story, class “A”office building located in the heart of Calgary’s downtown district, and houses multiple data centers.
Montreal data centers are typically not equipped with the infrastructural redundancies seen in the primary MTDC markets, nor do providers find them necessary. This is mostly because local customers primarily demand lowto midend services and are sensitive to pricing. As more highquality capacity comes online, providers are hopeful that the severe pricing pressure will dissipate.
Overall, the combination of cheap power and cold weather puts Canada in a similar league with Sweden and Finland, which have recently become the hosts of huge data centers built by Facebook and Google, respectively.
By knowing the business, markets, and facilities, COLOTRAQ has created a significant value add. Even though we are completely neutral and autonomous (because we don’t own, operate, or work for any data center providers), we work with most of the commercial data centers in Canada. This means that COLOTRAQ’s clients get to pick the best of the best. We can help you find data center colocation services in Alberta, Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary, while giving you a topnotch client engagement experience. Get started now by clicking the button.