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Ottawa_Data Centres

Rogers Data Centres first Ottawa, Ontario data centre “Ottawa_DC1” opened in 2000, followed by a second data centre in June 2007. With the acquisition of Granite Networks in 2013, Rogers Data Centres now operates a third data centre in Ottawa. We are pursuing Uptime Institute’s Tier III certification for design and construction in this third facility.

These world-class data centre facilities in Ottawa, Ontario feature diverse connections to Telco fibre rings, advanced security and fire suppression systems, uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), high-capacity backup diesel generators, and a 24x7 Network Operation Centre.

Specific Features of the Ottawa Data Centre Facilities

  • Anti-static 24" raised floors, leveled by laser for accuracy
  • Two-stage biometric authentication process, including iris scanner & security access card
  • 24x7 Network Operation Centre (NOC), staffed with a qualified and certified team that monitors the network, provides managed services support for customers, and offers remote hands assistance, including rebooting servers or rotating tapes

Toronto_DC3 Data Centre

Our newest facility is the 1st Uptime Institute design-and-construction-certified Tier III multi-tenant data centre in Canada.

Tier III Toronto Data Centre

Learn more about Toronto_DC3

State-of-Art Security

  • Unmarked data centre locations with single secure entrances for customers and staff
  • Two-stage authentication process
  • Individually locked cabinets / doors
  • Networked security cameras (low-light technology) scan and record the interior and exterior of the data centre 24x7
  • PCI DSS, ISAE 3402 Type II, SSAE 16 Type II, and CSAE 3416 Type II certifications

Power Backup

  • N+1 power redundancy
  • Redundant Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems
  • High-capacity backup diesel generators with fuel for a minimum of 24 hours of operation

Redundant Cooling System

  • N+1 cooling redundancy
  • Redundant computer-controlled compressors and AC units
  • Perforated cabinet doors for temperature control

Fire Suppression

  • FM-200 gas (extinguishes fire without water)
  • Two-stage pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system keeps pressurized air in the pipes (the air is only replaced with water when the pipes reach a high temperature and the smoke detection system determines there is an active fire due to smoke)

Network Redundancy

  • Multi diverse carrier and fibre paths
  • Fully redundant MPLS network with end-to-end QoS-enabled low-latency and switching architecture, with "five nines" reliability for private WAN service delivery across Canada, and throughout the U.S., via third-party partners
  • Multi-homed network, with extensive peering and Tier 1 transit providers

Learn more about our Data Centre Facilities

  • Choice of 1/4, 1/2, full, or custom server colocation cages or private suites;
  • PCI DSS, ISAE 3402 Type II, SSAE 16 Type II, and CSAE 3416 Type II certifications;
  • A Vendor Landscape study conducted by Info-Tech Research Group placed Rogers Data Centres in the "Champion" category of the Canadian Co-location/Managed Services market (previously listed as BLACKIRON Data);
  • "Remote Hands" assistance — our technicians can reboot your server on request or assist with troubleshooting; and
  • Customer Service Portal lets you monitor service performance metrics, manage security for authorized contacts, submit/view trouble ticket requests, manage DNS and optional email services, manage your account.

Learn more about our Colocation services