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Canadian Colocation

Leverage our world-class infrastructure in Lethbridge Alberta & Toronto Ontario. 
 

Data Centres across Canada

When your company is ready to move from in-house servers to a dedicated data centre environment, Whipcord Edge is ready to help.

Leverage our facilities in Lethbridge or Toronto. Scroll down to review the specifications for each. 

Remote Hands

Our experienced NOC staff provide on-site remote hands services including:

  • Move-in services (racking and cabling)
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Inventory management
  • Documentation
  • Hardware add/change/remove
  • Visual inspection
  • Media swapping
  • Troubleshooting
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Colocation + Cloud

We offer hybrid colo + cloud solutions, allowing you to leverage our multi-tenant private cloud for additional capacity, whether temporary or long-term. We provide high bandwidth private connectivity between your colo and cloud environments, allowing them to work together seamlessly. 

Adding cloud services provides flexibility and an easy migration path to private cloud.

 

Colocation + Managed Services

We're more than just colo. We provide value added services including Backup, Disaster Recovery, dedicated servers and managed network services. Our 24x7 NOC is always available so you can focus on what’s most important to you.

 

Wholesale Colocation

If your business needs full control of their data centre environment, Whipcord Edge can support that with our wholesale offerings. We provide space, power and network. You supply your own in-suite racks, cooling and power distribution.

Our wholesale options provide your IT team total autonomy and control over your critical assets and infrastructure without the capital and operating expenses required to build and operate your own data center.

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

 

Lethbridge Data Centre Specifications

SOC2

Space

  • Dedicated, purpose-built, slab-on-grade construction with insulated pre-cast concrete panel construction
  • Phase 1 in place with approx. 12,000 ft2 of total area
  • Approx. 7500 ft2 colocation space currently built out
  • Phase 2 footprint provides additional 10,000 ft2
  • Secure loading bay to support shipping and receiving

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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 systems
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Cooling

  • Chilled glycol system
  • 2x 160 ton Daiken/McQuay chillers
  • 2x dry coolers (lowers operational costs)
  • Redundant and fault tolerant cooling design 
  • In-row cooling with hot aisle containment
  • 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 clean agent
  • No water, ensuring your equipment is safe in the event fire suppression is deployed

 

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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 
  • Fully fenced and monitored mechanical yard 
  • Centralized Security Coordination Centre 
  • 24x7 access available (must contact NOC first)

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Connectivity

  • 4 diverse fibre paths 
  • On-net with Shaw, TELUS, Cybera
  • Axia connectivity available
  • Huge selection of carriers available via our Points of Presence in Vancouver and Toronto
  • Carrier-grade Juniper switching and routing infrastructure 
  • BGP internet services available with multiple upstream transit providers
  • Providers include Hurricane Electric, Cogent, GTT, NTT
 

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Toronto Data Centre Specifications

SOC 2, SSAE 18, ISAE 3402, CSAE 3416

POWER

  • Redundant Generators & Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)
  • True (A + B) Power Distribution available to customer cabinets
  • Diesel and Natural Gas fuel diversity to avoid fuel delivery issues
  • Scalable design with expansion capacity already on site
  • 100% power availability Service Level Agreement, supported by REAL infrastructure

 

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COOLING

  • Liebert standard with 2N design
  • Regulated climate control for cooling and humidity
  • Plenum return with hot / cold aisle configuration
  • Engineered for scalability with ‘plug and play’ for expanding HVAC capacity
  • Custom options available for high power density requirement
  • Completely diverse cooling systems, each capable of supporting all IT load within the data centre
  • Multiple HVAC units , heat exchange/condensers and distribution ducting

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SECURITY

  • 24/7 Perimeter and Internal security monitoring
  • Two factor authentication perimeter access controls
  • Internal security zones controlled by Key Card Access doorways
  • Mission critical zones protected by mantrap and biometric authentication
  • 24/7 CCTV camera coverage of the facility, both external and internal
  • Detailed surveillance and audit logs with history retained
  • Premier site located in a commercial industrial park 

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FIRE PROTECTION

  • Fire and smoke sensors located throughout the facility
  • Early detection advises C15Edge staff on potential issues to investigate
  • FM200 Gas Suppression provides the first line of defence against fire
  • Abort stations at every egress point to pause activation.
  • Dry pipe, pre-Action sprinkler system provides secondary protection
  • Compressed air prevents water over data centre unless an actual fire
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FIBRE NETWORKS

  • Carrier-Neutral Data Center
  • Redundant access to carriers at Toronto’s Carrier Hotels
  • Multiple, redundant High-capacity Fiber Networks
  • Hybrid Cloud connectivity available to most Public Cloud environments
  • C15Edge bandwidth delivered on a fully meshed, physically and carrier redundant CISCO network

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