To expand its range of web hosting and cloud computing services, Fujitsu Canada has moved forward with plans to build its first data centre in Regina, in the Canadian region of Saskatchewan.
It is the organisation’s first expansion within Canada after it acquired web-hosting provider TMC earlier in 2012. The takeover has helped Fujitsu Canada to continue to make major moves within the Canadian market where only a few major organisations exist.
Fujitsu is also planning a global expansion strategy as it owns data centres in areas as diverse as the United States, Germany, Japan, and Singapore. It is now attempting to claim a major slice of the Canadian market with its new Tier III data centre. Its construction is scheduled to begin either at the end of December or in early January.
The new data centre will offer managed hosting services to Canadian clients, in a centre taking up 35,000 square feet of space. It will also serve as a support centre if any of the company’s other Canadian data centres run into difficulties.
Fujitsu commented on its commitment to green IT policies. It claims the cold climate of Saskatchewan enables air temperature cooling implementation. This will dramatically reduce its carbon footprint as it can harness the power of the environment. It is also planning on utilising green IT features.
The president of Fujitsu Canada, André Pouliot commented on the new facility and its aims, “Our new facility in Saskatchewan underscores our commitment to the market and offers our customers flexible and enhanced services to meet the needs of today’s global companies while at the same time creating high value jobs for the local economy.” He also went into more detail on the launch of the web host’s new data facility, “With the launch of this new facility, we are offering clear opportunities for all organizations, regardless of size or industry, to enhance the use of technology to improve efficiencies and significantly reduce costs.”