Making Connectivity PoP in Canada

We’re pleased to announce our network expansion into Canada, starting with four new locations in Toronto, each featuring multi-100G capacity:

  • Cologix, Inc. TOR1
  • Equinix TR1 (PacketFabric name: TOR3)
  • Equinix TR2 (PacketFabric name: TOR4)
  • Beanfield Metroconnect TOR2 (Ready by mid-March)

This is an exciting development for our customers as it expands our network’s reach within North America, and is only the beginning of our planned build-outs across Canada.

Canadian Businesses are Going Hybrid Cloud

Just like everywhere else, the pandemic accelerated digital business transformation in Canadian businesses, and that has driven a massive uptick in investment in cloud and colocation data centers. In fact, in 2020, Toronto was the second most active data center market in terms of growth in North America, after Northern Virginia. Much of this was due to huge investments by cloud providers, but this growth is ultimately due to the shift to hybrid cloud models by large enterprises that are based in or doing significant business in Canada. And that growth continues. The Canadian data center market was valued at $3B USD in 2020 and is expected to grow to nearly $6B by 2026.

Carrier-Class Cloud Connectivity for Businesses in Toronto

What distinguishes the PacketFabric Network-as-a-Service platform is that it isn’t just a low-speed cloud on-ramp service. Rather we built our network from the ground up to deliver top-flight performance, carrier-class with five-nines reliability and (and matching SLA), with cloud scale and consumability. If you’re a business with locations or presence in Toronto, you can now take advantage of our 50T+ network to connect with the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific at multi-100G speeds.

For example, if you’re a financial services business, you get high-speed connectivity to New York, Chicago, London, Frankfurt, and Sydney. If you’re in the Media and Entertainment space, you can connect to virtual production resources in the cloud, as well as data centers in NYC, Los Angeles, and other locations. 

In the future, we’ll be adding network presence in Vancouver and Montreal to fill out our Canadian location roster. 

Connect in Minutes

The beauty of the PacketFabric platform is that it allows you to get all this scale, carrier-class quality, and reach, in minutes. No more waiting weeks and months for telco connections. If you’re ready to find out more, check out our services overview. If you’re ready to start making this part of your network planning, request a demo.