Primus Business Services, a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada, has announced Canada's first Tier III design and construction certified data centre – based in Markham - will open its doors on August 1. After rigorous evaluation and stress testing, the GTA facility with its 30,000 sq ft of raised flooring and 1,000 cabinet capacity is the only multi-tenant data centre in Canada to be awarded Uptime Institute's Tier III Certification for Design and Construction.
Computer Room Services Corporation was the Design Consultant and General Contractor for the new facility.
"Uptime Institute is duly impressed with Primus Toronto DC3 and its Tier III Facility Certification, the first and only awarded to a commercial data centre in Canada," said Vince Renaud, Senior Tier Certification Authority, Uptime Institute. "To receive Tier III Facility Certification, Primus first undertook a comprehensive review of the design, and then performed 39 functional demonstrations while Uptime Institute was on-site. The Primus facility passed all demonstrations on the first attempt. We can say with confidence this new facility will offer its clients the best-in-class data centre services in Canada."