TORONTO – Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of carrier and cloud-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, today announced the expansion of its One Century Place facility, a key regional connectivity hub in the greater Toronto area, that comes online will add additional colocation capacity to meet the region's growing network needs. As more technology and data-driven companies move or scale in the region, facilities like One Century Place are key to providing customers with the flexibility and performance they need to realize their digital ambitions.
Previously housed the legendary Toronto Star print shop, Digital Realty is expanding its Canadian colocation capabilities as a powerful lever to help organizations develop decentralized infrastructure to further scale and drive new digital transformation initiatives. The new capacity will help meet the needs of today's enterprise customers who require more distributed data hosting, connectivity and exascale computing on a single campus, as well as the flexibility to easily scale capacity and network bandwidth requirements.
"Toronto is a more critical market than ever as companies recognize the region's growing role as one of the next major technology hubs in North America," said A. William Stein, chief executive officer of Digital Realty. “Today's announcement marks a significant milestone in the expansion of PlatformDIGITAL ™ as we continue to develop our colocation capabilities in strategic regions around the world. We enable our customers to address the challenges of data gravity by keeping their digital infrastructure in close proximity to key cloud deployments and providing the coverage, capacity and connectivity requirements to support their current and future goals. "
The expansion of One Century Place in Vaughn, also known as TOR1, is expected to provide 6,000 square feet of broad colocation capacity and 1,500 kilowatts of colocation capacity for a wide range of customers in a variety of industries. The facility not only offers customers room for growth, but also has important connections to important partners, networks as well as service and cloud providers that form the networked communities of digital transformation.
To support customers in TOR1, Digital Realty will leverage next-generation Direct Link 2.0 capabilities from IBM and provide direct access to the IBM Cloud in Toronto. With Direct Link 2.0, customers can spend less time designing and deploying network architectures to accelerate the development of new solutions over the hybrid cloud. This includes giving customers broader access to IBM services, including blockchain, AI, data analytics and quantum computing, which are becoming increasingly important for the new future of work.
“Data-rich technologies such as AI and IoT are being deployed quickly, so companies have to move their infrastructure closer to highly networked data exchange centers. Companies now need better access to produced colocation offerings at the heart of digital business. We see significant growth potential in the greater Toronto area as the digital business accelerates, ”Stein added.
Digital Realty completed the colocation expansion of TOR1 in July 2020. Digital Realty currently has a capacity of over 20 megawatts in two data centers in the Toronto area. More than 60 megawatts are planned for the complete expansion.
Further information can be found at https://www.digitalrealty.com/data-centers/toronto
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of customers across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, ranging from cloud and information technology services to communications and social networks to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.