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Ascent Continues Rapid Growth in the Toronto Market


TOR1 Data Center Is a First Class Multi-Tenant Facility Offering Colocation Services for Global Clientele

Ascent, a leading provider of comprehensive data center solutions, announces today it has delivered and expanded one of its several colocation suites at its enterprise class facility (TOR1) in Toronto, Ontario. In addition to the colocation expansion, Ascent has also achieved SSAE 18 SOC2 Type I and Type II status at the TOR1 data center, reinforcing the company’s service commitment to security and safeguarding clients’ data.

Located in Ontario’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) Corridor, between Waterloo and Toronto, in the City of Cambridge, Ascent acquired the TOR1 Data Center in 2017. The purpose-built facility and surrounding property enables Ascent to serve the growing demand for data center capacity in the world-renowned tech hub of Ontario. The colocation suite offers private cages and managed hosting services. Furthermore, tenants receive multiple bandwidth offerings starting at 10Megabits Per Second out of band management circuits and direct Internet access. There are also advanced bandwidth services starting at a 20Megabits Per Second single connection, going up to multiple 100Gigabits Per Second connections, with blended Internet connectivity options via BGP (Border Gateway Protocol).

Sitting on an expansive 41-acres with 112 Megawatts of potential gross power and 15 acres of space ready for development, the TOR1 enterprise-class data center offers unmatched, flexible availability. Ascent partners with customers of the facility to configure space, capacity and services for private cages, build to suit data center suites, and also offers customers the capability to migrate into fully fitted data center space.

“At Ascent, we’re always pushing to offer exceptional services and products to both our new and existing clients,” states Phil Horstmann, CEO, of Ascent. “SSAE 18 further augments the incredible infrastructure, robust security attributes, and connectivity/ interconnection qualities of this state of the art facility. Customers of the facility have the capability to customize delivery and colocation configurations to meet their needs.”

About Ascent

Ascent is a leading provider of comprehensive data center solutions, partnering with customers to solve technical, operational and financial challenges of running these facilities critical to customers’ businesses.

Founded in 1998, Ascent provides full life cycle support from the design and development of new, expanded or upgraded facilities to daily monitoring and maintenance management, backed by our 24×7 operations support. Ascent is a one-stop-shop for all critical infrastructure needs, and works hand-in-hand with customers to provide flexible, scalable, secure and highly available solutions to ensure their individual needs are met.

With multiple data center facilities in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Toronto, Ascent’s colocation portfolio has the ability to support immediate capacity needs as well as accommodate larger scale data center deployments. Ascent serves global clients with its data center facilities and critical infrastructure services, including 24×7 Critical Facility Management, Ascent’s Navigator Operational Platform, Engineering & Construction Services, and others.

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