Pivot Data Centres announced the construction of an 80,000 square feet data center in the greater Calgary area. The facility will be undergoing Uptime Institute's Tier 3 certification process for design and construction. When complete later this year the expansion will have 450 racks, with capacity for over 1,000 total.
"This is a very exciting day for Pivot Data Centres and we are proud to be announcing the construction of this state-of-the-art colocation data centre, the largest and most advanced of its kind in Alberta," said Michael Koury, Chief Executive Officer. "Beyond local interest, we are seeing a strong uptick from companies across Canada and internationally, who are looking for a data centre presence in Western Canada."
The new data center will include features such as indirect outside air cooling capability, biometric security systems, redundant power and advanced fire detection and suppression systems, as well as 7x24 on-site security and technical support teams. The data center will also house a fully-equipped business resumption center for its customers and will be SSAE 16 PCI compliant.
Pivot's six month old 40,000 square foot data center in Edmonton is more than 50 percent occupied and the company has added a full megawatt of power to its Calgary data center. Pivot's 30 percent year-over-year growth is reflected in its capacity, which has tripled in the last two years, and the company continues to have strong financial support to achieve its growth objectives.