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Colocation

Leverage world-class infrastructure to support your core business needs
 

Benefits of Colocation

When your company is ready to move from in-house servers to a dedicated data centre environment, Whipcord is ready to help. Leveraging a Tier 3 facility reduces risk and improves the reliability and security of your IT infrastructure.

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
Whicord Servers
 

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 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 provides environmental controls and facility maintenance governed by SLAs to ensure your business operations. 

 

Facility Design & Specifications

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 
Whipcord Cooling system

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)

Whipcord Security camera

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
 

Whipcord Connectivity
 

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