A QUEST FOR CLOUD LEADERSHIP
Canadian provider of carrier and cloud-neutral data center solutions eStruxture, has signed an agreement to acquire Shaw Communications’ Calgary data center.
Code named “Calgary-1”, the data center acquisition deal gives eStruxture all contractual relationships residing in the facility and the existing operational and sales teams.
“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,” says 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.”
Shaw Communications is also not phasing out, as part of the transaction required both companies to enter into a multi-year agreement. This gives Shaw the ability to maintain a wholesale relationship with eStruxture and continue to resell colocation services through the Calgary-1 data center to further supplement its portfolio of connectivity services.
The Calgary facility is a 65,000 square foot (6,000 square meter) data center and can support power densities up to 30kW per cabinet. The first phase of the facility was commissioned in August 2015 and awarded Uptime Institute Tier III Design and Construction certifications.
The addition of Shaw’s Calgary-1 complements eStruxture’s existing portfolio of five data centers in Vancouver and Montreal. According to eStruxture, the acquired facility has significant pre-deployed capacity that is customer-ready, and can be further expanded in a rapid timeline to support future growth.
“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,” says 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.”