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Projects & Agreements Ascent Expands North American Footprint With Toronto-Waterloo Corridor Data Centre Ascent has announced it has strategically expanded its business presence following the recent acquisition of a data centre in the heart of the second largest innovation cluster in North America. The facility, known as Ascent TOR1 data centre, is located in Ontario’s rapidly growing Information Communication Technology (ICT) Corridor, between Waterloo and Toronto, in the city of Cambridge. The purpose-built facility and surrounding property enable Ascent to serve the growing demand for data centre capacity in the world renowned high tech area of Ontario. TOR1 features enterprise-grade construction, reliability, efficiency, diverse cloud connectivity options, significant expansion space and power potential. The existing building that is approximately 270,000ft 2 sits on a 41-acre parcel with 15 acres of pad ready expansion ground. The building is comprised of multiple enterprise class data halls with immediate availability and 120,000ft 2 of shell warehouse space that has flexible design capabilities, which can be programmed as required by a tenant, including a high density, fast IT deployment block design featuring capacity up to 30MW. The flexibility of the site, combined with Ascent as the provider, allows customers the ability to lease turnkey, powered shell, build to suit with autonomous designs, or even design build with purchase opportunities as a few of the possible scenarios. For further information visit: www.ascent-corp.com Digital Realty Brings AWS Direct Connect to Fast-Growing Atlanta Metro Area Digital Realty has announced the availability of AWS Direct Connect at its ATL1 and ATL2 data centre facilities in downtown Atlanta. AWS Direct Connect makes it easy for businesses to establish a dedicated network connection from their premises to AWS. Using AWS Direct Connect, users can establish private connectivity between AWS and their data centre, office, or colocation environment, which in many cases can reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. Using industry standard 802.1q VLANs, AWS Direct Connect can be partitioned into multiple virtual interfaces. This allows users to use the same connection to access public resources such as objects stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) using public IP address space, and private resources such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances running within an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) using private IP space, while maintaining network separation between the public and private environments. Virtual interfaces can be reconfigured at any time to meet users’ changing needs. For further information visit: www.digitalrealty.com Dockland Data Centre Limited Deploys Cataleya’s Orchid One to Offer a Comprehensive Service Enablement Solution Cataleya has been selected by Dockland Data Centre Limited (DDCL), a Tier 2-3 modern data centre facility, to deploy its next-generation session border controller (SBC) Orchid One. DDCL will use Orchid One to transform its Switch Partition service into a service enablement solution for delivering a high performance switching environment. Orchid One enables DDCL to build out its Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering and provide its customers with new network functions and critical visibility into network performance. With access to a simple web- based management and real- time reporting platform, DDCL customers are able to centrally configure their SLA terms and alarms in each interconnect. Orchid One was specifically designed to address the need for end-to-end quality of service and experience in IP networks. Its capacity of up to 100,000 sessions per 2RU allows DDCL to reduce its equipment footprint and benefit from significant power savings. All of these, help DDCL to offer its customers a switching solution that provides them with the stability they need to deliver advanced communications services. For further information visit: www.cataleya.com August 2017 | 43