Telus Opens $75 Million Cloud Computing Data Centre in Kamloops

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This week, Canadian mobile carrier Telus announced the opening of its cloud data centre in Kamloops, British Columbia. The company said that the main purpose of the data centre will be to serve as the foundation of its enterprise cloud services in the region.

The CA$75 million data centre, built to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) and Tier III’s specifications, is a part of a $3 billion infrastructure upgrade which the company announced in March 2012 and will continue through to the end of this year.

Lloyd Switzer, senior vice president of network transformation at Telus, said:

“The Kamloops internet datacentre will be the cornerstone of our national next-generation cloud computing services, handling complex data storage and offering unsurpassed connectivity, superior functionality, state-of-the-art security and industry-leading reliability to our clients.

The centre’s modular design and ability to expand to meet the growing demands of our clients is rooted in our passion for putting customers first in all we do, and positions Telus to lead the industry in sustainable data centres.”

Switzer explained that the choice of location for the data centre is perfect “due to its geography, climate, proximity to its networks and clean power, and the presence of a highly skilled workforce.”

“The completion of one of the most environmentally sustainable data centres in the world is something all of us, especially the local community, should be very proud of. We extend our gratitude to the entire community of Kamloops, the provincial government and everyone else who helped us to construct and launch this leading-edge facility.”

The latest data centre in Kamloops is one of eight data centres that Telus operates in Canada. The telco has been making big investments to strengthen its managed services and cloud offerings to compete with its rivals, like Rogers Communication.

[via Business Cloud News]

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