eStruxture to buy Shaw Communications’ Calgary-1 data center

The two companies also signed a complementary agreement whereby Shaw will maintain a wholesale relationship with eStruxture and resell colocation services through the Calgary-1 data center facility.

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Canadian carrier and cloud-neutral data center services provider eStruxture Data Centers says it has agreed to buy Shaw Communications Inc.’s Calgary-1 data center. The agreement covers all contractual relationships and the existing operational and sales teams. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The two companies also signed a complementary agreement whereby Shaw will maintain a wholesale relationship with eStruxture and resell colocation services through the Calgary-1 data center facility. The data center was commissioned in August 2015 and awarded Uptime Institute Tier III Design and Construction certification. The 65,000-square-foot facility can support power densities up to 30 kW per cabinet.

"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," said Todd Coleman, president and CEO of 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."

eStruxture says it plans to expand the Calgary facility’s array of network service providers and cloud onramps. The company says the data center has significant customer-ready, pre-deployed capacity and can be expanded quickly to support future requirements. eStruxture's already operates five data centers, split between Vancouver and Montreal.

"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," commented Katherine Emberly, president, Business, Brand and Communications at Shaw. "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."

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