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Vancouver's Data Center Scene, Supported by CanShield's Disaster Recovery Services - December 11th 2019




The CanShield Data Center is at the hub of the province’s fibre connections. If you have offices scattered throughout the province, the best location for your server colocation is here! Having your data in the province’s hub will decrease latency when you need access. For business owners with offices only in the Lower Mainland, however, there are many Vancouver data centers to choose from. We want to highlight a few of them and also explain how using our disaster recovery colocation services to complement your current setup can ensure your company’s data stays safe in the event of a disaster.

Vancouver Data Centers

In a city the size of Vancouver, data centers are plentiful. The website Data Center Map says that there are 21! So, whether your company is looking for colocation services, cloud services, or connection to the Vancouver Internet Exchange (VANIX), you will have many competing options to choose from. Let’s look at a couple of the options.

Cologix

With its headquarters in Denver, Cologix has data centers strategically located throughout Canada and the USA. With 3 buildings in Vancouver, they are well set up and connected for you to find the services you need.

Their first center, the VAN1 facility on West Hastings Street, is in the city’s primary carrier hotel at the Harbour Centre. Putting your server here connects you to more than 20 unique networks and the Vancouver Internet Exchange (VANIX).

The VAN2 facility on West Pender is Cologix’s largest Vancouver downtown location. Connected to the VAN1 facility, this location is only blocks away from ANIX and provides many of the same services. Arguably this is Vancouver’s most sought after data centre.

Lastly, the VAN3 facility is on Natal Street and is Cologix’s newest location at approximately 33,000 square feet of white space. Cologix boasts that this is the region’s largest carrier neutral data center. Colocation here provides you with access to many of the same networks as VAN1 and VAN2, and also gives you “on-ramps to key cloud providers” like AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

eStruxture

This Canadian company is headquartered in Montreal. With data centers across Canada in Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver, you can trust that your data will be on Canadian soil utilizing this organization. These highly connected facilities provide you access to a network of over 900 customers. Whether you’re a cloud provider, media creator, financial services provider, or more, eStruxture is a great option for your business.

eStruxture’s two Lower Mainland facilities are located in Mount Pleasant and Burnaby – with the new Burnaby location built in 2019. Together these buildings provide over 30,000 square feet of server cabinet space. With modern security, a focus on high power density cabinets, carrier-neutrality, and more, these data centers are worth checking out!

Disaster Recovery Colocation

Complementary to all the great data centers in Vancouver - including many that we didn’t highlight here – is CanShield’s Kamloops-based disaster recovery colocation services. Our location in the province makes us the closest and most seismically stable data center available to the Lower Mainland. In the event of a large-scale disaster in the Lower Mainland, having data backed up in CanShield’s facility would mean your data would be safe and accessible with low latency. Business continuity is also an important part of a business plan, whereby CanShield can offer you these services as well. As part of your plan, consider CanShield Data Center.

Call us today to learn more about our disaster recovery colocation services and to make sure your business data is safe and secure.