eStruxture acquires Calgary Data Center from Shaw Communications

02 August 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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eStruxture Data Centers has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Shaw’s Calgary-1 data centre.

The company has already acquired all the contractual relationships residing in the facility as well as the existing operational and sales teams.

"We're excited to announce the acquisition of the newest, most state-of-the-art data centre in Calgary, and welcome Shaw's existing data centre employees and customers to eStruxture," said Todd Coleman, president and CEO of eStruxture. "This acquisition furthers our strategy of becoming the leading cloud and carrier-neutral provider in Canada. We are committed to keep pushing to deliver more for our customers - more capacity, more locations, and more cloud and network connections."

The addition of Shaw's Calgary facility adds to eStruxture's existing portfolio of five data centres in Vancouver and Montreal.

Although details of the transaction were not disclosed, under the terms of the agreement, both companies have entered into a multi-year arrangement that will see Shaw maintain a wholesale relationship with eStruxture and continue to resell colocation services through the Calgary-1 data centre to further supplement Shaw’s portfolio of connectivity services.

"We are pleased to work with such an innovative and dynamic Canadian company that will allow Shaw Business to nurture relationships with new and existing clients, while providing our teams with a strong data centre partner to sell services through and best support our customers," added Katherine Emberly, president of business, brand and communications at Shaw. "eStruxture's customer-centric and entrepreneurial culture aligns perfectly with our business and we are excited to establish this wholesale relationship to help better serve our customers in Western Canada."

The Shaw data centre is a 65,000sqft facility that can accommodate robust power densities of up to 30kW per cabinet and has been awarded Uptime Institute Tier III Design and Construction certification. eStruxture says that it will focus on expanding the Calgary data centre’s rich ecosystem of network service providers and cloud onramps.