Shaw launches 300 Mbps tier based on DOCSIS 3.1
Shaw Communications' (TSX:SJR.B) Shaw Data Centre and Cloud Solutions, Powered by ViaWest, announced the opening of its flagship Calgary data center to offer business services customers private cloud, colocation, security, DevOps and managed services. In conjunction with the center's grand opening, Shaw also announced a new partnership with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to offer customers access to managed public services on the Azure platform, providing custom cloud and colocation options.
The Microsoft Azure services will be part of the suite of hybrid IT Solutions offered at Shaw's Calgary data center. The 40,000-square-foot facility is carrier-neutral, allowing businesses to utilize the fiber network from Shaw and ViaWest, the network of a carrier of their choice, or a combination of both.
Shaw acquired ViaWest in 2014. Shaw Data Centre and Cloud Solutions operates under the ViaWest brand in the United States.