eStruxture Data Centers expands to Vancouver; acquires Backbone Datavault
April 19, 2018
The acquisition of Vancouver-based data center operator cements eStruxture’s position as a pan-Canadian colocation provider
MONTREAL, QC, April 19, 2018 – eStruxture Data Centers, a provider of network and cloud-neutral data center solutions, announces today that it has acquired Backbone Datavault, a Vancouver-based colocation provider. As part of the company’s strategy to become a national data center operator, the deal enables eStruxture to support the growth of customers in both Western and Eastern Canada. Together with its three Montreal data centers, eStruxture will have four locations in which potential tenants can co-locate their mission-critical IT infrastructure.
“We have once again delivered on our commitment to bring enhanced geo-redundancy and flexible data center solutions to our customers,” says Todd Coleman, President & CEO of eStruxture. “Vancouver is booming with both major technology companies and a thriving visual effects and graphics production industry. By expanding into the city, we are now able to offer these companies access to our leading customer service model and rapidly-expanding ecosystem of over 900 customers from 30 different countries. This is part of our plan to deliver value-added, hyperscale data center services throughout Canada.”
Founded in 2010, Backbone Datavault’s high-power density 2.5 MW data center is located in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver’s technology and media center, which is often referred to as ‘Mount Pixel’ given the concentration of visual effects and production studios in the area. Backbone Datavault is uniquely positioned to support power densities of up to 30kW per cabinet. They also host a carrier-neutral meet-me-room which is home to multiple fiber-based network providers with direct connectivity to many local production studios and carrier hotel.
“As one of Vancouver’s leading data center providers, we are very proud to have built a highly redundant facility connected to a diverse network of carriers and network providers for our customers’ colocation and peering needs,” says Marcus Charalambous, President of Backbone Datavault. “eStruxture has the ability and scale to continue expanding in Vancouver and across Canada, which means our customers can access the capacity they need to support their growth without managing multiple data center providers.”
This transaction follows eStruxture’s recent acquisition of Kolotek, a data center on Montreal’s South Shore (MTL-3). At that time, the company already had its flagship data center and carrier hub in downtown Montreal (MTL-1), as well as a hyperscale, 30 MW facility (MTL-2) in the Montreal Gazette’s former printing plant. All three of eStruxture’s Montreal facilities are being connected with high-speed network access, providing seamless integration of customer infrastructure across all sites.
eStruxture’s rapid expansion across Canada has been facilitated by its $180 million capital raise. Within Canada’s data center industry, this acquisition elevates eStruxture as a national leader in meeting the need for flexible, scalable, hyperscale data center solutions across the country.
To learn more about eStruxture, visit the company’s website at www.estruxture.com.
eStruxture provides network and cloud-neutral data center solutions designed with the capacity, performance, and flexibility to run modern, demanding enterprise applications, and the control to rapidly scale in response to unpredictable changes in business processes. Headquartered in Montréal, the company provides access to an ecosystem of over 900 customers that trust and depend on eStruxture’s mission-critical infrastructure and customer-centric support, including carriers, cloud providers, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers. eStruxture offers colocation, private cloud, managed services, bandwidth, and security and support services to customers of all sizes.
About Backbone Datavault
Backbone Datavault offers high-touch colocation services in an environmentally controlled, custom-engineered facility. It was designed and built for the long term with the entire premises custom engineered from a structural, electrical, and mechanical standpoint, delivering unparalleled flexibility and customization to Vancouver’s most discerning and uncompromising customers. In addition, Backbone Datavault offers critical power colocation services, bandwidth and IT support services to customers of all sizes.
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