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eStruxture Acquires Shaw Communications’ Calgary Data Center


eStruxture Now Becomes the Largest Carrier-Neutral Data Center Provider in Calgary

eStruxture LogoFirst Montreal and Vancouver. Now, on to the rest of Canada. That’s the upbeat sentiment currently being projected by eStruxture Data Centers, a leading Canadian provider of carrier and cloud-neutral data center solutions. In fact, just yesterday, the company announced the purchase of the Calgary-1 data center from Shaw Communications Inc. The move is a big one as it marks eStruxture’s first move into the Canadian interior, away from its coastal strongholds.

Per the terms of the agreement, eStruxture is acquiring all contractual relationships residing in the facility and the existing operational and sales teams. Although terms of the transaction have not been disclosed, both companies have entered into a multi-year agreement that will see Shaw maintain a wholesale relationship with eStruxture. As a result, Shaw will continue to resell colocation services through the Calgary-1 facility to further supplement its portfolio of connectivity services.

“We’re excited to announce the acquisition of the newest, most state-of-the-art data center in Calgary, and welcome Shaw’s existing data center employees and customers to eStruxture. This acquisition furthers our strategy of becoming the leading cloud and carrier neutral provider in Canada. We are committed to keep pushing to deliver more for our customers – more capacity, more locations, and more cloud and network connections.” – Todd Coleman, President and CEO of eStruxture

“We are pleased to work with such an innovative and dynamic Canadian company that will allow Shaw Business to nurture relationships with new and existing clients, while providing our teams with a strong data center partner to sell services through and best support our customers. eStruxture’s customer-centric and entrepreneurial culture aligns perfectly with our business and we are excited to establish this wholesale relationship to help better serve our customers in Western Canada.” – Katherine Emberly, President, Business, Brand and Communications at Shaw

The first phase of the Shaw data center was commissioned in August 2015 and awarded Uptime Institute Tier III Design and Construction certification. The 65,000 square foot facility can accommodate robust power densities up to 30kW per cabinet. Built with sustainability and efficiency in mind, the data center is highly energy efficient, which is made possible by the next generation, free air-cooling system deployed.

With existing SSAE16/CSAE 3416 SOC2 certification, the location is audit-ready and adheres to the controls of several other rigorous compliance standards. eStruxture will focus on expanding the Calgary data center’s rich ecosystem of network service providers and cloud onramps. The facility has significant pre-deployed capacity that is customer-ready and can be further expanded in a rapid timeline to support future growth.

To learn more about eStruxture, visit www.estruxture.com.

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