Arelion establishes Vancouver PoP at eStruxture’s VAN-2 site

Oct. 12, 2023
The new, fully diverse PoP serves the demand for content and cloud applications in media and technology markets.

Arelion has created a new, fully diverse point of presence (PoP) at eStruxture's VAN-2 site in the Harbour Centre Building, Vancouver’s largest carrier hotel.

As the second fully diverse PoP in the Vancouver market, the new location will provide wholesale and enterprise customers with high-speed connectivity to Arelion's global IP backbone and access to its ecosystem of cloud, content and application providers, enabling further growth in Vancouver's gaming, film and technology markets.

One of the site’s several advantages is its location. eStruxture's Harbour Centre data center site is located in downtown Vancouver, offering business continuity, scalability and low-latency service delivery to customers globally. 

The city is also a significant technology and film production hub. With over 110,000 technology jobs in the region as of 2022, Vancouver is one of North America's fastest-growing tech job markets. Vancouver is also North America's third-largest film and TV production center. As a result of these booming industries, there is significant demand in the Vancouver market for low-latency, high-quality connectivity services to provide multi-cloud access that enables digitalization.

Additionally, Vancouver is a gateway to Asian markets, with new subsea cables driving significant traffic growth in the region, including Google's Topaz subsea cable connecting Canada to Japan. Arelion's new PoP will meet the needs of wholesale customers seeking fully diverse connectivity to markets in Vancouver and Asia while providing enterprises in Vancouver's technology, gaming and media production industries with high-capacity access to Arelion's entire ecosystem of cloud and content services, including direct, fully resilient access to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud and Oracle Cloud on a global basis.

Both companies see potential synergies from this latest pact.

"We partnered with eStruxture because they are well-positioned to help us provide our services at scale to customers in Vancouver, enabling a new level of network quality in the market," said Art Kazmierczak, director of strategic sales and network development for Arelion. "eStruxture provides an optimal solution to reach the established customer ecosystem in the Harbour Centre facility, with sufficient power, physical security and connectivity that will enable us to provide affordable, low-latency services to our customers with diverse connections to our global network."

Todd Coleman, President and CEO of eStruxture Data Centers, agreed and added that its partnership with Arelion will provide its customers with another connectivity option. "We're actively expanding our carrier-neutral ecosystem to provide our customers with superior network connectivity choices,” he said. This new Point of Presence (PoP) will offer enhanced redundancy and capacity, lower latency, and enable us to support our customers' sustained growth effectively."

With the addition of this PoP at eStruxture's Harbour Centre site, Arelion provides customers in Canada with enhanced access to Arelion's Internet backbone, AS1299, as well as Arelion's portfolio of connectivity services, including high-speed IP TransitDedicated Internet Access (DIA)Cloud ConnectGlobal 40G Ethernet Virtual Circuit (VC), IPX and DDoS Mitigation services for service providers, content providers and enterprises.

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Sean Buckley

Sean is responsible for establishing and executing the editorial strategies of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report across their websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products.

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