Fujitsu this week announced the building of a certified Tier III data centre in Regina. The new facility will offer the company’s portfolio of co-location, managed services, dedicated and cloud hosting services.
It will be the first Tier III data center built in Canada for Fujitsu and will expand its presence and service offerings in Saskatchewan. The global IT systems and services company claims the data centre will be the first of its kind in Saskatchewan and among only a handful of Tier III data centres in Western Canada.
The Fujitsu Saskatchewan data centre at full build out will feature up to 35,000 square feet of high-density Tier III data hall space.
“As the world’s third largest IT services provider, Fujitsu has a proud history in the design, construction and operation of intelligent data centers,” said André Pouliot, president of Fujitsu Canada, in a statement. “Our new facility in Saskatchewan underscores our commitment to the market and offers our customers flexible and enhanced services to meet the needs of today’s global companies while at the same time creating high value jobs for the local economy. With the launch of this new facility, we are offering clear opportunities for all organizations, regardless of size or industry, to enhance the use of technology to improve efficiencies and significantly reduce costs.”
The company says the Saskatchewan data centre will be environmentally friendly, utilizing the natural asset of the Saskatchewan climate to provide an external air temperature cooling system — often referred to as “Free Cooling” — along with other unique green design features.
The announcement comes on the heels of Fujitsu Canada’s acquisition of TMC, a Saskatchewan-based business and information technology consulting solution and service provider.