Global IT services company Primus Telecommunications (PTGi) recently announced the expansion of its Canadian footprint with the addition of eighth data centre located in the Toronto area. The announcement comes only a few months after the company finalized the acquisition of Arbinet, a US-based IP solutions provider.
The new data centre adds to Primus Canada’s existing infrastructure which already includes two other data centres located in the greater Toronto Metro area. It is important to the extent that it clearly shows the company’s progress in pursuing its goal of being a next-gen, top-tier provider of IT and telecom services. It also further enhances PTGi’s overall goal of bringing more enterprise-level operations to Canada’s major cities. Primus Canada CEO Andrew Day mentioned in his official comments his belief that Primus is already an industry leader in Canada.
“Through our continuing national expansion program, we now have one of the largest data centre footprints in the country,” he said. “Our Primus Business Services team has demonstrated its expertise and ongoing execution capabilities to be considered a data Centre leader for the business market across Canada. We are designing and constructing state-of-the-art Tier III facilities that aim to meet our customer’s managed services and cloud platform requirements well into the future.”
The new data centre will be 30,000 ft.² of space dedicated to cutting-edge Tier III data servers. The building is being designed to meet very specific environmental standards, including a new HVAC system that uses 50% less energy than most of the company’s current facilities. A 7,500 ft.² building, which marks the first phase of construction project, will be built to meet LEED environmental standards.