18 May 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Cloud provider Cogeco Peer 1 has joined a blockchain network operated by DigitalBits so that its customers can use the distributed blockchain technology.
The deal with enable Cogeco Peer 1 customers to take
advantage of distributed ledger technology, in addition to its
suite of cloud, hosting, managed services, colocation and
Bertrand Labelle, vice president of marketing and innovation
for Cogeco Peer 1, said: "Companies that are implementing
blockchain in their business processes can look to Cogeco Peer
1’s suite of hosting, managed and professional
services and connectivity to ensure the security and stability
these applications need to be effective."
The DigitalBits blockchain network allows enterprises to
tokenise assets such as loyalty points and rewards, make fast
micro-payments and remittances, and perform cross-asset
transfer and trading of value on-chain, said DigitalBits.
Al Burgio, founder and CEO of the DigitalBits Foundation, said:
"We are looking forward to supporting Cogeco Peer 1 and their
cloud and data centre customers, including enterprises and
application service providers, with their use of this
distributed ledger technology."
Cogeco Peer 1 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Montréal-based Cogeco Communications, which also owns
Atlantic Broadband, a cable operator in 11 states in the
eastern US. Cogeco Peer 1 provides products and services such
as colocation, network connectivity, managed hosting, cloud
services and managed services in North America and western