Q9 Networks reports that it has now opened a new phase of capacity at its Calgary data centre and more than 40 percent of new space has been sold.

Q9 Networks has invested nearly $425 million in its 12 data centres spanning three provinces, and about $190 million was spent on facilities in Western Canada.

After completing its second Calgary-based expansion in 2012 and selling out nearly all the new capacity, the third phase is expected to follow suit, so the fourth expansion is already underway.

Ultimately the data centre will reach more than 250,000 square feet and have the on-site potential to support over 15 megawatts of critical customer capacity. The facility has outside air cooling capability to maximize energy efficiency, biometric security systems, multiple connections to the Internet, redundant power, and advanced fire detection and suppression systems.

As one of the largest and best-equipped in Western Canada, the Calgary data centre continues to attract enterprise customers seeking additional co-location space, cloud services, or managed Web hosting.

"We have been proudly serving the data centre needs of Albertans since 2002," says Q9 Chief Executive Officer, Osama Arafat. "In that year, we opened our first facility and we've been building in Calgary ever since. Today's announcement demonstrates our continued success and ongoing commitment to meeting the growing needs of our many blue chip customers in Western Canada."

Q9 Networks is owned by an investor group, which includes BCE Inc., Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Providence Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners LLC.

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