Clint Heiden, EdgeConneX
Herndon, VA - EdgeConneX, the provider of data center solutions, has announced its first Edge Data Center (EDC) in Toronto, Canada. The new facility will serve as a connectivity and peering alternative, offering fiber, density and peering options to metro area customers.
The new multi-tenant Toronto EDC offers high-density power in a redundant and reliable facility. The initial deployment will be a 6MW, N+1 designed data center scheduled for rapid delivery in early Q2 2018. EdgeConneX will bring an Internet ecosystem to the facility that includes networks, IX's, IP providers, cloud on-ramps, gaming platforms, IoT platforms and CDN's, creating an interconnected facility.
The Toronto facility marks the 40th Edge Data Center in the EdgeConneX global Edge Data Center portfolio. It is located strategically at the crossroads of several major fiber routes with five network providers on-net, ensuring direct and diverse routes to multiple locations with low latency and low cost.
"In collaboration with our customers, EdgeConneX is accelerating its expansion globally and entering new markets such as Toronto to facilitate the enablement of their cloud, content, network or other services ever closer to their end-users," says Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX. "Latency, security, data sovereignty and quality of service are all critical impediments to cloud adoption and content distribution, which in large part is solved by going to the Edge.