eStruxture Calgary CAL-1: eStruxture Acquires Calgary Data Center from Shaw Communications (PR)

Aug 01, 2019 | Posted by Eric Bell

eStruxture is expanding again and continues the trend of carrier colo sold to carrier-neutral operators. eStruxture claims this is the largest data center in calgary, but the jury is out. Rogers has a building in Airdrie just North of Calgary that is 85,000 sqft. 

eStuxture will also share the building with Flexential.

eStruxture Press Release:

CALGARY, AB – eStruxture Data Centers, a leading Canadian provider of carrier and cloud-neutral data center solutions, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire from Shaw Communications Inc. the assets of Shaw’s Calgary-1 data center. eStruxture acquired all contractual relationships residing in the facility and the existing operational and sales teams. The addition of Shaw’s Calgary facility complements eStruxture’s existing portfolio of five data centers in Vancouver and Montreal. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“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.”

As part of the transaction, both companies have entered into a multi-year agreement that will see Shaw maintain a wholesale relationship with eStruxture and continue to resell colocation services through the Calgary-1 data center to further supplement Shaw’s portfolio of connectivity services.

“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.”

The first phase of the Shaw data center was commissioned in August 2015 and awarded Uptime Institute Tier III Design and Construction certification. The 65,000 square foot facility can accommodate robust power densities up to 30kW per cabinet. Built with sustainability and efficiency in mind, the data center is highly energy efficient, made possible by the next generation, free air-cooling system deployed. With existing SSAE16/CSAE 3416 SOC2 certification, the location is audit-ready and adheres to the controls of several other rigorous compliance standards. eStruxture will focus on expanding the Calgary data center’s rich ecosystem of network service providers and cloud onramps. The facility has significant pre-deployed capacity that is customer-ready, and can be further expanded in a rapid timeline to support future growth.