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How Canada measures up in the global data centre market

A leader in technology innovation and telecommunications, Canada has seen a substantial upswing in the demand for data centres. Over 1-million SF of data centre space has been built in Canada and an additional 100 MW of power was added to the market over the last three years. Research shows that 90 per cent of organizations will adopt hybrid infrastructure …

DC1 Wins Energy Evolution in New Construction Award

We are very proud to announce that our Richmond Hill, DC1 data centre facility was recently the recipient of the Energy Evolution in New Construction Award at the first annual Alectra Energy Evolution Summit. Hosted by Alectra Utilities Inc., this exclusive event celebrates companies and organizations who participate in Alectra’s Save on Energy incentive programs and distinguish themselves as leaders …

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The Globe and Mail talks to UDCS about the future of data centres

Urbacon Data Centre Solutions was recently featured in a Globe and Mail article about the explosive demand for data storage space in light of industry trends, including significant migrations from paper-based business processes to IT infrastructure. With a focus on our Barker Business Park Digital Campus and DC1, the piece explores the approach, methodologies, technologies, and other variables considered and …

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Why Choose a Purpose-Built Data Centre?

When choosing a data centre to host your mission critical systems and sensitive information, selecting a facility that is specifically designed to minimize risk to your business is of crucial importance. Purpose-built data centres offer tenant space that is designed to accommodate critical IT infrastructure. These facilities are built, from the ground up, with the end user’s needs dictating and …

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Protecting Data and the Environment

In 1970, American Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the world’s first ever Earth Day, paving the way for an influx of environmental activism worldwide. This inauguration pioneered new government statutes and industrial movements meant to inspire change in business conduct and policies with respect to sustainability and environmental impact. Historically, data centres have been criticized for their energy consumption. In fact, …

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Why Canadian Data Centres Offer End Users Superior Privacy

Competitive power rates, cool climates and low natural hazard risks have made Canada an integral player in the global data centre market. But atmospheric conditions and a lack of seismic activity aren’t the only characteristics that give our country an edge in this booming industry. Canadian legislation and regulations surrounding data privacy and security are some of the most stringent …

UDCS announce joint venture partnership with Summit REIT

UDCS and Summit REIT enter joint venture partnership

Urbacon Data Centre Solutions is thrilled to announce that we have entered a joint venture partnership with Summit Industrial Income REIT, effective December 2017. Through this exciting partnership, UDCS and Summit will collaborate to enlarge our data centre and mission critical portfolio in key markets across Canada. With over 2.1 million SF of data centre projects under our belt, we …

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One throat to choke?

As demand for data storage and cloud services grows, many companies have come to realize they do not want to be in the data centre business. Designing, building, and operating a data centre requires a specialized set of skills and carries a level of risk that can be difficult to manage given potentially dramatic financial consequences of even minor service …

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New Data Centre Campus Opens in Richmond Hill, GTA

Urbacon Data Centre Solutions Inc. (UDCS) is pleased to announce the opening of DC1 one of the most advanced data centres in Canada. With 10MW of critical power, DC1 is the first data centre to open in a five-building digital campus in Richmond Hill, Ontario. With ground-breaking on DC2 and white space available as of July 1, 2017 in a …

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Cool Quebec, the hot spot for data

L’actualité focuses on the Downtown Montreal Data Centre at 544 rue de l’Inspecteur and the prospects of Quebec becoming a hot spot for data centres due to its climate and low electricity rates. To read the full article, visit http://www.lactualite.com/techno/vos-donnees-bien-au-frais/. Alternatively, you can read more about the benefits of locating your data in Quebec in our Downtown Montreal Data Centre …