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Canadian edge data centre firms merge

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Toronto's Canada15Edge Data Centers has merged with Alberta's Whipcord to form Whipcord Edge Data Centers.

The deal will allow Whipcord Edge to support the “continued growth of its customers” in both eastern and western Canada, said the new firm.

Canada15Edge operates a 12,500 sq ft facility in Toronto, and Whipcord runs its own Tier 3 facility in Lethbridge, Alberta.

With roots in remote sensing and earth observation, Whipcord's data centre previously supported the data generated from a constellation of satellites imaging over 500 billion square km of the planet. Whipcord now operates in the geospatial and aerospace, government, telecoms, education, legal and manufacturing verticals.

The newly formed Whipcord Edge Data Centers provides colocation, private and public cloud services, backup, disaster recovery and network services.

The combination of Canada15Edge and Whipcord will enhance service offerings and provide “geo-redundancy” and cross-country network access for clients, while “continuing to guarantee that their data will reside within Canada”, said the new firm.

Joe Damiani, CEO of Whipcord Edge (and former CEO of Canada15Edge), said: “We’re bringing together two teams that have delivered high touch customer service for years. Together, we offer an expanded service portfolio across Canada giving our domestic and international customers more options in different regions.”

“This transaction represents the first phase of our continued growth,” added Dan Hamilton, COO of Whipcord Edge (and former Whipcord COO), “both teams are very well aligned in terms of vision, strategy and execution”.