Rogers Opens Flagship Data Centre in Calgary
Rogers Data Centres opens Alberta’s first Tier III certified data centre
that gives businesses access to unmatched reliability and security in
CALGARY AND TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications
announced today the opening of a new Rogers Data Centre in Calgary that
gives Canadian and international businesses a highly reliable and
certified data centre presence in Western Canada. The facility, called
‘Calgary_DC3’, is the first Tier III certified data centre in Alberta.
It is Rogers Data Centre’s second Tier III centre in Canada and will
provide businesses of all sizes with access to secure, world class data
“We understand the pressures that organizations face when dealing with
the management of corporate data and we are proud to be offering a
world class data centre here in Canada,” said AJ Byers, President,
Rogers Data Centres. “Regardless of the size or type of business they
operate, companies will have access to unmatched offerings and
expertise with the assurance that their information is located securely
in an outstanding facility.”
Calgary_DC3 is in close enough proximity to Calgary city limits to be
used as a primary corporate data centre for that market, and far enough
out to be used as a disaster recovery site. This 85,000 square foot
facility provides access to both raised floor and business resumption
space, with capacity for over 900 cabinets, state-of-the-art and highly
efficient cooling systems, world-class security measures and 24/7
customer support. The new site also gives customers the ability to
implement a fully redundant in-province technology hosting solution to
be used in tandem with Rogers Data Centres’ Edmonton-based facility.
Rogers Data Centres Calgary_DC3 has also received Uptime Institute’s
Tier III certification for design and will be certified for
construction. This third party validation assures customers that the
site meets the highest industry standards for data centre design and
construction. The facility is additionally SSAE 16, PCI, and HIPAA
compliant to respond to internal and external auditing requirements.
This compliance allows business customers to leverage Roger’s
certification in their own auditing process. They will be assured
through third party verification that the site is operated within the
best practices in the industry, saving financial and human resources
typically put towards auditing of data centres.
With the opening of the new Calgary facility, Rogers Communications now
operates data centres in 15 locations across the country, servicing
hundreds of small, medium, government and enterprise clients. The new
facility builds on Roger’s 2013 investment of $700 million in Alberta
and acquisition of Pivot Data Centres Calgary and Edmonton operations
for $155 million. The investment in this facility will drive business
growth across major sectors including energy by delivering expanded
data capacity, managed data and cloud services and in addition to
creating new jobs in the region.
To learn more about Rogers Business Solutions and Rogers Data Centres,
About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data
communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable
television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through Rogers
Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised
shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and
digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
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