BLACKIRON Data Adds Breakthrough Cooling Technology to New Markham Facility

The modern data centre uses as much electricity as a small town to keep pace with today’s digital explosion. Running and cooling the equipment that stores the zettabytes of information we want available all the time, is both challenging and costly. Knowing that cooling may account for nearly 40 percent of the data centre’s operating […]

Cogeco Cable Completes Purchase of Web Hosting Leader, Peer 1

Cogeco Cable said it has satisfied the requirements necessary to acquire international Web hosting leader, Peer 1. The $526-million deal for Vancouver-based Peer 1 (TSX: PIX) was announced on December 21st and consists of purchasing all of the issued and outstanding common shares for $3.85 each. Louis Audet, President and CEO of Cogeco Cable, said: […]

BCE in $1.1B Deal to Acquire Q9 Networks

BCE Inc. and three other institutional investors have joined forces to buy Web hosting service provider Q9 Networks for C$1.1 billion. BCE will contribute C$180 million for a 30 percent stake, while the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, private equity firms Providence Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners LLC will provide $420 million for the remaining […]

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 […]