The independent Canadian telecom services provider TekSavvy Solutions has signed on as an anchor tenant in a Tier 3 colocation data centre recently built by data centre colocation provider Root Data Center Inc. (RDC). Both companies have claimed that this partnership will bring a new competitor to the telecommunications market in Canada,.. where this data centre is located in the Quebec city of Montreal.
The UK-based Data Centre Shop hopes that this partnership can enhance Canada’s data centre services offering like products that we stock, including networking devices and rack and blade servers, can improve the UK’s equivalent offering.
A promising partnership for both TekSavvy and Root
TekSavvy has also revealed that it is making a strategic investment in this 20,000-square-foot facility, though the amount of money being invested has not been disclosed. The partnership certainly seems to unite two successful companies in Canada’s telecoms sector; Root is based in Montreal, while TekSavvy has its headquarters in Chatham in the Canadian province of Ontario. In a joint press release, the companies declared: “TekSavvy’s investment in Root will ensure high availability and geographic redundancy for TekSavvy’s growing portfolio of telecommunications services, and serve as a basis for building out TekSavvy’s managed services and Software-as-a-Service offerings”.
“… we can offer our customers even more reliable products and services”
TekSavvy have already reviewed the data centre’s design and RDC’s growth strategy. This suggests that Marc Gaudrault, TekSavvy’s CEO, can be taken seriously when he claims: “Root is a company that focuses on offering high-value, reasonably-priced products that bring real competition to the marketplace”, before adding: “Our strategic investment in Root ensures that we can offer our customers even more reliable products and services in the future.”
These claims appear in the press release in which Root’s CEO, Jason van Gaal, says that the companies’ customer service DNA is well-matched and the Montreal facility offers colocation services “for less than the cost of power.” The facility seems useful for other reasons; for example, it is carrier-neutral, has 500 server racks and is within 15 minutes of the city’s international airport.