CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/13 -- Pivot Data Centres Inc. today announced its construction of the largest and most advanced co-location facility ever to be built in Alberta. The data centre, which will be undergoing Uptime Institute's Tier 3 certification process for design and construction, is planned for the greater Calgary area. Its size will exceed 80,000 square feet when complete, with capacity for over 1,000 racks. Phase 1, which represents 450 racks, is slated to open in late 2013. The expansion makes Pivot the largest co-location provider in Alberta.
"This is a very exciting day for Pivot Data Centres and we are proud to be announcing the construction of this state-of-the-art co-location data centre, the largest and most advanced of its kind in Alberta," commented Michael Koury, Chief Executive Officer.
With the highest concentration of head offices, per capita, in Canada, Calgary has been a tremendously robust market for the company and has drawn international attention. "Beyond local interest, we are seeing a strong uptick from companies across Canada and internationally, who are looking for a data centre presence in Western Canada," stated Koury.
The data centre announcement comes just six months after Pivot opened a 40,000 square foot data centre in Edmonton, which is more than 50% occupied. Additionally, the company has added a full Megawatt of power to its centrally-located data centre in Calgary. Pivot's growth is over 30% year-over-year, compared to industry norms of 8-12% growth. With the new data centre, the company will have tripled its capacity in the last two years, and continues to have strong financial support to achieve its growth objectives.
Koury cited Pivot's unique and expert approach to data centre design, its flexibility, and its unparalleled private suite environments as key drivers for the company's success. "We have been in business for almost a quarter century, and our success today is founded on our openness to listening and working with customers. As an example of that, we are agnostic to multiple Internet connection providers, which is something customers have told us is very important."
The new data centre will include such features as indirect outside air cooling capability to maximize energy efficiency, biometric security systems, redundant power, redundant cooling and advanced fire detection and suppression systems, as well as 7x24 on-site security and technical support teams. The data centre will also house a fully-equipped business resumption centre for its customers and will be SSAE 16 and PCI compliant.
About Pivot Data Centres
Pivot Data Centres provides tailored and flexible co-location data centre solutions that deliver peace of mind through an unwavering commitment to service and quality. Pivot offers carrier-neutral facilities, vendor-agnostic infrastructure platforms, high-density solutions, and SSAE-16 and PCI compliancy.
For more information visit www.pivotdci.com.
Pivot Data Centres
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