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Big Benefits to Colocation 

When your company is ready to move from in-house servers to a dedicated data centre environment, Whipcord is ready to help. There are many reasons to move into our colocation facility and among the most important are: significant cost savings, higher reliability and uptime, greater flexibility and scalability, security and support, and disaster recovery planning.   

We would be happy to set up a meeting and talk through the advantages.   

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Secure

Sophisticated physical and logical access controls along with video surveillance ensure the security of your critical IT assets. 

Reliable

You focus on your business while we keep your infrastructure running with redundant power and cooling that exceeds industry standards.

Connected

Our responsive 24x7x365 customer service and operations ensures quick assistance and resolutions through our Network Operations Centre.

Facility Design and Specification 

Space

  • Dedicated, purpose-built, slab-on-grade construction with insulated pre-cast concrete panel construction
  • Phase 1 building with over 12,000 ft2 of total area
  • Approx. 7500 ft2 colocation space with anti-static flooring
  • Phase 2 footprint provides additional 10,000 ft2 of colocation space
  • On-site expansion to support up to 32,000 ft2 of total area
  • Secure loading bay to support shipping and receiving
  • Dedicated and Purpose-built
  • Secured and Monitored Equipment Yard
  • Wholesale Colocation Space
  • Loading Dock
  • High Density Colocation

Power

  • 100% guaranteed power availability 
  • 2.5 MW dedicated feed from the city of Lethbridge expandable to 5 MW 
  • Phase 1 power generator 1.5 MW
  • Building and site ready for second generator
  • 2x Double conversion online APC Symmetra MW, 800 KW each, 2(N + 1) redundant 
  • A+B power paths to all customer infrastructure from independent UPS 
  • Continuous duty-rated generator, maintained weekly
  • 20 minutes UPS runtime at full load  
  • Refueling contracts to ensure uptime 
  • A+B Power Customer Infrastructure
  • Industrial Grade Conduit
  • 2.5 Mw of power in Phase 1

Cooling

  • Chilled glycol system
  • 2x 160 ton Daiken/McQuay chillers
  • 2x dry coolers (lowers operational costs)
  • Redundant and fault tolerant cooling design 
  • Humidity controlled facility 
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Fire Protection

  • Multi-stage, cross-zoned configuration
  • Smoke and heat sensors as well as VESDATM
  • 3M NOVECTM 1230 Sapphire clean agent
  • Smoke and Heat Sensors
  • Multiple Multi-stage VESDA Units

Security

  • Multi-zone, 2 factor authentication on all exterior entrances
  • All access logged and auditable
  • Customer access cards are authorized for time on-site only
  • Extensive network of video surveillance 
  • IP camera system
  • Long term (off-site) retention
  • Fully fenced and monitored mechanical yard 
  • Centralized Security Coordination Centre 
  • 24x7 unescorted access privileges for customers
  • Video Surveillance
  • Two-factor Authentication
  • HD Cameras Throughout

Connectivity

  • 3 diverse fibre paths into our facility 
  • On-net with Shaw, TELUS, and Cybera
  • Axia connectivity available
  • Meet-Me room with Single-mode (SM) / Multi-mode (MM) / copper connectivity
  • Carrier-grade Juniper switching and routing infrastructure 
  • Multi-homed BGP internet services available
  • Upstream providers include TELUS, Hurricane Electric, Cogent, GTT
  • Telco POPs
  • Carrier Grade Network

Ready to start?

Whipcord's experts are happy to talk with you to learn more about your business needs and find a solutions that fits. This is a no pressure, no commitment opportunity for you to learn more about our colocation and managed services.  

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