EdgeConneX is taking its edge data center footprint across the US/Canada border for the first time. The company’s first Canadian Edge Data Center and 40th overall is planned to be opened in Toronto.
The initial deployment will be a 6MW, N+1 facility and should be open for business in the Spring of 2018. As always, it will be strategically located at a fiber crossroads where it can sit between content and eyeball networks. According to the announcement, five network providers will be initially on-net, although the map on the company’s website suggests that number might turn out to be six and consist of Allstream, Beanfield, Bell, Cogeco, Hydro One, and Rogers.
EdgeConneX’s news lately has focused on partnerships with local internet exchanges, as the company adds depth to its ecosystem. It probably won’t be too long before they find such a partner up in Toronto as well.
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