EdgeConneX has opened its first Edge Data Center (EDC) in Toronto, Canada. The facility will provide a connectivity and peering alternative, with extensive fiber, density, and peering options to metro area customers, the company says. The initial deployment is scheduled for delivery in early Q2 2018, and will be a 6-MW, N+1 designed data center.The Toronto facility is the 40th EDC in the EdgeConneX global portfolio.
The Toronto facility is located at the crossroads of several major fiber-optic routes, with five network providers on-net to provide direct, low-latency routes to multiple locations with 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," said Clint Heiden, EdgeConneX chief commercial officer. "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."
The new multi-tenant Toronto EDC will offer high-density power in a redundant and reliable facility, and enable EdgeConneX to strengthen the facility's Internet ecosystem with networks, IX's, IP providers, cloud on-ramps, gaming platforms, IoT platforms, and CDN's, according to the company. EdgeConneX says it is planning capacity for the Toronto campus in the future to provide customers a line of site to scalable capacity as necessary.
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