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Digital Realty founder buys Ericsson data centre

The private investment firm that founded data centre giant Digital Realty has purchased Ericsson’s Quebec data centre. Investors at GI Partners, a San Francisco based private investment firm that deals primarily in real estate, recently completed the acquisition of the facility in the Montreal suburb of Vaudreuil-Dorion. The 215,000 sq. foot site originally opened in… Read More

First of five high-tech data centres launches in Ontario

One of the most advanced data centre projects in Canada has launched its initial DC1 offering, the first phase of a five-site scheme in the country’s high-tech corridor. The DC1 centre, based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, offers 10MW of critical power and precedes a 30MW DC2 facility in downtown Montreal, which will have white space… Read More

Google to launch nine new data centres over three new cloud regions

Google has announced that it will initiate three new cloud regions in the U.S., the Netherlands and Canada, involving the creation of a total of nine new data centre builds. The launches will bring the search giant’s total of cloud zones from six to nine, though the company anticipates it will ultimately operate up to… Read More

Canada’s top cop ostracises government data centre provisioning

Robert Paulson, Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canada’s highest-ranking police officer, has launched a scathing attack on a series of perceived failures by Shared Services Canada, claiming that the level of provisioning SSC furnishes could be ‘catastrophic’ for the police and the Canadian public. In a letter obtained by CBC news, Paulson… Read More

DuPont Fabros acquires ex-printing premises for new Toronto data centre

DuPont Fabros Technology has paid CAD $54,250,000 (approx. £33.5 million) for a former printing plant and associated land in Vaughan, Ontario, marking the company’s entry into the Toronto data centre market. The new TOR1 DC build, which once printed the Toronto Daily Star, will have a critical load of up to 46mw in an installation… Read More