Rogers Acquires BLACKIRON Data from Primus to Build Cloud Hosting Business

Rogers has acquired BLACKIRON Data from Primus Telecommunications for $200 million. The deal brings eight state-of-the art data centres across five major cites and a Web and cloud hosting specialist with more than 4,000 customers. “The cloud continues to enable businesses to innovate and evolve in a dynamic market. This acquisition presents Rogers with a […]

Project Hosts Launches Data Centre in Toronto

Micosoft Web hosting specialist, Project Hosts is now providing its unique cloud-based solutions to Canadian partners, enterprise organizations and government agencies. With the opening of its first Canadian data centre in Toronto, the certified Microsoft Hosting Partner is fully equipped to deliver secure, robust and scalable hosting solutions backed by a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee. […]

Primus Creates BLACKIRON Data Division to Target Cloud Computing Market

BLACKIRON Data, the newly created division of Primus Canada, will exclusively focus on Web hosting, data centre services and cloud computing. Primus is pouncing on the North American cloud computing market growing at 62 percent annually and the managed Web hosting sector advancing steadily at 21 percent. The company has eight data centres across Canada […]

Cogeco Expanding Data Centre Operations With New Montreal Facility

Communications giant Cogeco Inc. (TSX:CGO) plans to expand its data centre footprint to take advantage of the exploding cloud computing and Web hosting market in Canada. That market, a relatively new revenue stream for Cogeco, is expected to generate a billion dollars by 2014 according to IDC. Under the Cogeco Data Services division, which started […]

WIND Mobile Partners with Data Centre Solutions Firm, CentriLogic

WIND Mobile has agreed to partner with CentriLogic to support and facilitate its growing Web hosting  and IT infrastructure needs in Canada. WIND said that its back office systems will be fully supported from CentriLogic’s new 16,000 square foot data centre launched recently in downtown Toronto. Additionally, the managed Web hosting provider will deliver optimal […]

OVH to Launch Web Hosting Services in North America

A new data centre in Quebec is the key to the North American expansion effort of French Web hosting provider, OVH. OVH acquired real estate that was part of the industrial zone of mining group, Rio Tinto Alcan from the City of Beauharnois, Quebec in January before formalizing plans to construct a new data centre […]

CSC Expanding Cloud Computing Solutions to Canada

Global IT consulting firm, Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) announced on April 12th, it would introduce its BizCloud solution to help Canadian government agencies and businesses quickly leap into public and private cloud computing. The BizCloud solution, already widely used in Europe, Australia, Asia and the US, gives users all the components required for a private […]