Peer1: Releasing the Power of Cloud to Achieve Extraordinary Market Advantage

Phillipe Jette, President
Cloud Computing technologies have promised to transform delivery of enterprise infrastructure and application through their intrinsic elasticity, agility, performance, and scalability. However, from the CIO’s perspective, the journey of an application to the cloud can be complex, information governance, security policies, and procurement controls must not be compromised. To confront this challenge, CIOs are increasingly expecting that their cloud provider is aligned to act as an extension of their own internal IT operations—a trusted enabler of agile, high performance, scalable, and flexible infrastructure that also meets the compliance and security requirements of the business. Providing a solution to these challenges is Toronto, Canada based Cogeco Peer 1, a trusted global provider of business technology platforms that are designed to allow their customers to focus on their commercial success and growth. Operating 21 data centers globally and with over 50 network points of presence, the company provides colocation, cloud, hosting, ecommerce, security, connectivity and managed IT services capabilities optimized for some of the world’s leading innovative companies.

Application driven Cloud platforms that deliver Outstanding Choice, High Performance and Velocity

Recognizing that each enterprise application has unique requirements, Cogeco Peer 1 has developed cloud optimized platforms that are intelligently designed to deliver on performance, speed, data residency, security, elasticity, utility and control. “We believe each business is unique, and their journey to the cloud should be a seamless experience.” says Philippe Jetté, President, Cogeco Peer 1. The Cogeco Peer 1 On Demand Cloud platform delivers a “True Native Cloud” capability the enables end-to-end cloud and network orchestration of both virtual and bare metal servers in minutes based on a utility based billing model, enabling extreme agility, performance, scalability, and flexibility for enterprises. The platform is designed perfectly for web based front office and dev/test requirements. The Virtual Data Centre “VDC” cloud platform is designed specifically to support the transition of enterprise back office applications that demand high performance IOPS and application resource pools. Built on a Flexpod reference architecture and integrated with widely deployed enterprise vendors including NetApp, Cisco, VMware, and Microsoft, VDC includes policy, audit, and change management controls that allow enterprise to transition their applications to the cloud while maintain their current IT governance policies and technology. The Mission Critical Cloud (MCC) platform is designed specifically for mission critical applications requiring global scalability and the highest level of resilience that even in the most demanding circumstances ensure that critical applications continue performing. Finally, rigorous security, compliance and complexity of legacy applications means that sometimes dedicated infrastructure is sometimes the best option—Cogeco Peer 1’s Managed Private Cloud delivers on this promise. Providing access to high performance servers, switching and storage technologies, hosted within the company’s world class data centers, and managed 24/7 by a team of industry experienced professionals. The cloud strategy is intelligently designed to provide customers with access to a suite of application driven cloud platforms supported by a global trusted partner, housed in world class data centre facilities and interconnected with a high performance optical global backbone.
Disruptive solutions and meeting the high demands of IT in the age of acceleration

To meet the growing demands of customers, Cogeco Peer 1 recognized the need to seamlessly integrate the worlds of on premises, off premises, colocation, connectivity, and cloud requirements. “With 21 world class data centre facilities and a lightning speed global backbone connecting all facilities, our company is well designed to be a single port of call for a Customer’s entire IT infrastructure. With an extensive suite of security, eCommerce, hosting, and managed IT services, the company has demonstrated strong leadership in helping solve real challenges facing IT departments all over the world, including data residency, cyber security, compliance, big data and the internet of things.

the true power of cloud is realized when the business goals and technology platforms are aligned to achieve extraordinary market advantage

Enabling the unstoppable enterprise and supporting customers everyway

In supporting its customers, Cogeco Peer 1 emphasizes a unique approach, where they assist each business with a solution team having deep knowledge of cloud technologies. This supportive approach enables the firm to act as a trusted guide to customers in their journey to the cloud, insuring that the customer’s business objectives are aligned with the right technology strategy and deliver unrivalled competitive edge. “We understand that our customers have the need to get faster, smarter and more efficient in everything they do. This is why some of the world’s most ambitious companies turn to us for help remove complexity and unleash the power to technology, enabling commercial success and growth for their business,” asserts Jetté. In addition to the customer approach that recognizes discrete cloud solutions to meet individual application requirements, Cogeco Peer 1 also holds the capability to provide customers with a variety of consumption models that are designed to meet their financial requirements.

“Our customer’s challenge is to compete harder, grow faster, and outpace market innovation, we are committed to delivering the right technologies in order to power our Customer’s business advantages through unstoppable IT. “Chez Cogeco Peer 1, rien ne peut nous arrêter,” concludes Jetté.


Toronto, Canada

Phillipe Jette, President

Provider of data centre, cloud, eCommerce, managed hosting, security and connectivity services to global customers