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I.C.E Datacenter opens facility in Markham

First real alternative to downtown Toronto that offers geographic diversity, dense carrier presence and an enterprise-class ‘green’ datacenter


I.C.E DATACENTERS, a carrier-neutral and independent provider of network-centric datacenters officially opened a 41,000 sq ft facility in Markham ON. The state-of-the-art datacenter can accommodate flexible design solutions for a wide variety of customers, according to Michael Bucheit, CEO of I.C.E Datacenters.

“Our customers are businesses whose critical functions all depend on their ability to interconnect with their global community of suppliers, customers and partners 24/7/365. This means reliability, speed and cost-effective access are mission critical,” says Bucheit.

“Toronto has developed into a major metropolis, North America’s 4th largest, and one of its fastest growing cities. This growth has brought significant concentration and single-point-of-failure risks onto the supporting communication infrastructure; in particular with the vast majority of IP traffic being single-threaded through downtown Toronto,” he adds.

Some of the facilities features include:

* Access to 8MW of power, expandable to 16MW, from 2 independent substations

* Low- to very high-density custom power solutions chilled by proprietary ‘I.C.E Box’ cooling technology

* Facility designed to Tier3 Uptime Institute standards

* Green cooling design with low PUE and heat-recapture for community usage, connected to Markham District Energy cogeneration plant

* Access to the most diverse carrier and fiber path solutions outside the downtown core

* Redundant dark fiber loop from Markham to downtown Toronto and high capacity diverse connectivity to Montreal.