CenturyLink Opens New Toronto DC

CenturyLinkCenturyLink has opened its fourth data center facility in the Toronto, Ontario area.   The new facility is dubbed TR3.

TR3 will provide various hosted services including; colocation, managed services and infrastructure as a service.

The new Toronto data center is Uptime Institute Tier III Certified and supports 5 mega watts of IT load over a white space footprint of 100,000 square feet.

With the launch of this new facility, CenturyLink will now have approximately 185,000 square feet of white space in the Toronto area boasting an impressive 11 mega watts of total power capacity.

According to IDC analyst Mark Schrutt CenturyLink’s Toronto data centers have boosted local businesses and attracted more inward investment to the region.

Schrutt said there is a growing base of international clients that require in-Canada hosting.

“CenturyLink’s hosting solutions are enterprise grade, secure and delivered from a portfolio of solid, multiuse and globally diversified data centers,” Schrutt said.

“They provide clients with the flexibility of distributing workloads between traditional hosting and public and private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) environments.”

CenturyLink’s country manager Ash Mathur said businesses that operate in Canada decide to partner with CenturyLink because it helps them succeed.

“The key to this is understanding them and addressing their specific technology needs – and ensuring the continuity of mission-critical business applications,” Mathur said.