Telehouse Launches in Canada to Upscale IT and Connectivity

Telehouse is expanding further into Canada with Telehouse Canada, a set of improved connectivity services to help businesses thrive in the digital age

Global data centre leader Telehouse has officially expanded its operations into Canada after acquiring three data centres.

All based in Toronto, the facilities aim to bring Canadian businesses the improved IT infrastructure and connectivity services needed to power national growth and innovation. Telehouse Canada is designed to meet growing demands for highly resilient colocation services, digital connectivity and the enablement of High-Performance Computing (HPC) across the country.

Enterprises across Canada, much like other parts of the world, are continuing to invest in digital transformation efforts and scale up with technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud services.

Facilitating new ways for Canada to engage in the digital economy

Plenty of businesses have expanded their data centre infrastructure in Canada in recent months, including the likes of Microsoft and STACK Infrastructure. Reasons for increased spending, according to Telehouse itself, could be due to larger AI and data analytics integrations.

IT decision-makers will have to more frequently combat large infrastructure challenges over the next decade, the company says.

“Canada is known around the world for its technology leadership, including advanced AI research, top-tier talent and the growth of innovative companies,” says Satoshi Adachi, President and CEO of KDDI Canada. “Expanding Telehouse’s data centre services in Canada is an opportunity for us to help build on that momentum. 

“Our data centres will make it easier and faster for Canadian businesses to modernise, scale their IT environments and engage in the digital economy.”

This announcement from Telehouse comes in the wake of its parent company, Japanese telecommunications leader KDDI, signing an agreement to acquire three data centres in Toronto in the summer of 2023. 

When fully operational, the new carrier-neutral data centre sites will be able to provide more than 30MW of IT load. 

KDDI has been working to expand Telehouse’s presence in new international markets since establishing the first Telehouse data centre in New York in 1989. Upon launching Telehouse Canada, Telehouse now operates more than 45 data centres across more than 10 countries.

As cities across Canada continue to grow and innovate further, KDDI will be well-positioned to support the nation with its wide-ranging connectivity solutions.

“Today’s expansion marks an important milestone, but it’s only the beginning of our investment in and commitment to Canada,” Adachi continues. “We will be leveraging more than 30 years of data centre services experience to drive growth for Canadian businesses and help Canada maintain its competitive edge in an increasingly interconnected world.”

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