Argosy Networks Corp., a data center co-location services provider, will establish a 40,000 square-foot data center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"Our new data center offers customers a scalable, reliable and cost-effective solution for enterprises looking to expand and reduce cost in the Toronto area while optimizing performance with direct, low-latency access to Canada's premier telecommunication hub," said Harish Srinivasa, President and CEO, Argosy Networks. "With industry-leading customer service, we believe that Argosy Networks brings to market a compelling solution to a wide range of mission-critical, high-performance data center requirements among enterprises, system integrators and managed service providers, and Internet, cloud, content providers."
"We are very excited about getting this project underway," said Carl Di Placido, Chairman, Argosy Networks. "We are seeing a surge in demand for data centers globally. We will continue to invest in and scale the facility by constructing additional phases to meet customer demand."
According to the firm, data center development will be executed in phases. Phase 1, which represents 200 racks, is slated to open in Summer 2014. Argosy's new data center will be designed to have A/B power distribution via multiple UPS, N+1 diesel generator backup, state-of-the-art cooling systems, round the clock monitoring, and SSAE 16 compliance. The data center will be carrier-neutral with dual, diverse 10 Gb links to Toronto's telecommunication hub at 151 Front Street West, giving customer access to more than 150 national and international network providers.
In addition, the data center will offer up to 8.0 megawatts of critical load, giving Argosy the ability to service clients with high-density requirements. Argosy Networks is currently leasing co-location space at its new data center.