Web hosting provider 7L Networks announced on Friday that it has expanded its colocation services in its 90,000 square foot data center.
According to 7L’s website, there is approximately 3,000 square feet of available colocation space, but customers that take advantage of its promotional colocation pricing will be placed in its new colocation room that it is trying to fill. The room is shared colocation space and escorted access only, but it is unclear how much space is actually available.
The move by the Toronto-based hosting provider apparently reflects the demand for hosting in Canada. According to the press release, Toronto is home to just under 50 percent of Canada’s data center market.
This news comes a few months after 7L Networks officially announced that it had attained the 7L.com domain name after a prolonged negotiation process in order to rebrand the hosting company from SevenL Networks to 7L Networks.
“The need for colocation services are at an all time high in Toronto,” Cassius Adams, co-founder of 7L said in a statement. “We expect the growth trend to continue through at least the next five years.”
7L Networks says Toronto expansion announcements by PEER 1 and Q9 Networks also support this growth trend, according to the press release. 7L also points to the proposed expansion to the 151 Front Street data center carrier hotel and Data Centers Canada’s addition to its North Toronto facility.
7L Networks says its data center allows it to provide customers with secure cages, private colocation suites and Internet offices.
Customers that require dedicated private space and unescorted access are required to speak with a sales representative for a quote.
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