eStruxture Data Centers, a leading Canadian provider of carrier and cloud-neutral data center solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire from Shaw Communications Inc. the assets of Shaw's Calgary-1 data center. Both parties did not disclose the terms of the deal.
"This acquisition furthers our strategy of becoming the leading cloud and carrier-neutral provider in Canada. We are committed to keep pushing to deliver more for our customers-more capacity, more locations, and more cloud and network connections," said Todd Coleman, President, and CEO of eStruxture.
The first phase of the Shaw data center was commissioned in August 2015. As part of the deal, eStruxture acquired all contractual relationships residing in the facility and the existing operational and sales teams. The 65,000 square foot facility can accommodate robust power densities up to 30kW per cabinet. eStruxture will focus on expanding the Calgary data center's rich ecosystem of network service providers and cloud onramps.
According to the multi-year agreement, Shaw will maintain a wholesale relationship with eStruxture. It will continue to resell colocation services through the Calgary-1 data center to further supplement Shaw's portfolio of connectivity services. Shaw commented that "eStruxture's customer-centric and entrepreneurial culture aligns perfectly” with its business.
"We are pleased to work with such an innovative and dynamic Canadian company that will allow Shaw Business to nurture relationships with new and existing clients, while providing our teams with a strong data center partner to sell services through and best support our customers," said Katherine Emberly, President, Business, Brand and Communications at Shaw.
Headquartered in Montréal, eStruxture has an existing portfolio of five data centers in Vancouver and Montreal. The company provides access to an ecosystem of over 900 customers. eStruxture offers colocation, private cloud, managed services, bandwidth and security, and support services to customers across Canada in its carrier and cloud-neutral facilities.