A flexible, cost efficient solution

If your business needs full control of their data centre environment, Whipcord can support that with our wholesale offerings. We provide your team with everything they need; space to build out the customer environment, variable power density, advanced cooling, security, fire mitigation, as well as facility compliance.

Our wholesale options provide your IT team total autonomy and control over your critical assets and infrastructure. You have the flexibility to design and install your custom environment from power, cooling and network distribution, to rack configuration and associated IT gear, without the capital and operating expenses required to build and operate your own data center.

 

We also understand the constant challenges to ensure you are operating the facility efficiently and cost effectively, and partnering with Whipcord is an ideal solution for your growth needs. Most importantly, we keep your environment up and running.

Wholesale options are based on long term lease agreements where you build out fully autonomous suites. Whipcord provides environmental controls and facility maintenance governed by SLAs to ensure your business operations. 

Whipcord is a carrier neutral facility and provides connectivity to TELUS, Shaw, Cybera, and Axia. We also offer multi-homed BGP internet connectivity.

Power and Cooling

We ensure power redundancy and efficiency at reasonable costs and with a 100% uptime SLA, as well as optimizing a cooling solution that meets your requirements. 

Fire Monitoring and Suppression

Whipcord has a state of the art fire monitoring and suppression system throughout the facility, which we maintain on a SLA basis.  

Security

Our data center is monitored 24x7. We can also provide custom security measures for those customers which require higher levels of security.
 

Connectivity

We are on-net with Shaw, TELUS, and Zayo (coming soon).

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 (Zayo coming soon)
  • 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
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