Cogeco Peer 1 becomes Aptum Technologies

Cogeco Peer 1 becomes Aptum Technologies

20 August 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Cogeco Peer 1 has changed its name to Aptum Technologies, following the acquisition of the company by Digital Colony in April 2019.

Based in Toronto, Aptum will operate with two focused business units – data centre and fibre. The data centre business will concentrate on enabling multi-cloud services for enterprises. While the fibre side of the business will operate ‘Canada’s first’ independent, neutral provider of small cell and 5G infrastructure, as well as enterprise and wholesale fibre connectivity. In addition to an extensive metro fibre network across Toronto and Montreal.

Aptum means ‘adaptability’ and reflects our heritage and vision for the future,” said Susan Bowen (pictured), CEO of Aptum. “As businesses face exponentially increasing volumes of information, and data becomes an integral part of their infrastructure, technology platforms must adapt and harness the power of data to enable better decision making, risk evaluation and customer engagement. We help organisations unlock the potential of their data by providing a robust infrastructure that enables customers to solve complex challenges and maximise the potential of their businesses.”

Alongside this rebranding Aptum has launched two new offerings to expand and enhance its hybrid cloud portfolio. These include Managed Amazon Web Services (AWS) adding to the company’s existing Managed Azure and Managed Private Cloud solutions. The other new addition is the expanded availability of Cloud Connect for AWS Direct Connect, Google Cloud Platform, ServiceNow, Salesforce, SAP and Oracle in addition to Microsoft ExpressRoute. 

“The addition of these new cloud services is a perfect example of how Aptum is continually evolving to meet our customers’ changing needs,” added Bowen. “Every business has unique considerations, constraints and objectives that will be met by different solutions. Helping customers determine the correct platform for their unique requirements and then providing expert implementation is why businesses turn to Aptum.”

Leading the newly rebranded Aptum is:

  • Susan Bowen, CEO
  • Shenif Visram, CFO
  • Sanjay Sachdev, president and head of fibre
  • Leighton Plumley, chief revenue officer (data centre business unit)
  • Cindy Jordan-Ford, EVP of global strategic accounts & alliances
  • Jeremy Pease, COO
  • Scott Davis, interim chief infrastructure officer
  • Paul Dyck, vice president of human resources

“As a rapidly growing AI products company, Element AI needed a true partner that could help us focus on our business growth rather than worrying about our data centre infrastructure. For the past two years, Cogeco Peer 1 has consistently delivered,” said Ludwig Gamache, IT director at Element AI. “Our requirements are different from most companies because of the compute-intensive nature of machine learning and AI algorithms – which generate more heat to dissipate and higher power demands than average customers. Element AI is now 35 times bigger than when we launched in 2016, and Cogeco Peer 1 has been able to adapt to solve our unique challenges. We look forward to continuing to evolve our IT infrastructure with Aptum as we grow."