Sabey Forms Strategic Sales Alliance with Canada’s Q9

Sabey Data Centers and Q9 have formed a strategic alliance to create an international offering of data center services.


Toronto, ON, Canada – Sabey Data Centers and Toronto-based Q9 announced jointly today that they have formed a strategic sales alliance, effectively creating an international offering of data center locations and services that spans the U.S. and Canada from coast to coast.

Beginning today, Sabey Data Centers will market to its customer base and prospects Q9’s colocation and wholesale data center space at multiple facilities in Toronto, Ontario; Calgary, Alberta; and Kamloops, British Columbia. Likewise, Q9 will market Sabey’s portfolio of more than three million square feet of mission critical space in Washington State, Virginia and New York City to its customers and prospects.

John Sabey, President, Sabey Data Centers, said, “Our partnership with Q9 allows data center customers and prospects to have immediate access to resources in major technology markets in the U.S. and Canada. We believe that there will be strong demand from the financial services and energy sectors, especially with oil and gas producers who operate in both countries. We are eagerly looking forward to working with Canada’s leading data center company.”

Karen Sheriff, CEO of Q9, said, “We see an immense amount of synergy between ourselves and Sabey. Our customers are now able to leverage the same high quality mission critical facilities North and South of the US/Canadian border.”

Under the alliance agreement, Sabey and Q9 will train their respective sales teams to focus on the new, combined offering of data centers and carrier networks located in the U.S. and Canada. Now, both companies can address U.S.-based customer needs in Canada, and vice versa.

Daniel Meltzer, Vice President of Channel Sales and Marketing, Sabey Data Centers, said, “I believe that many Canadian enterprises on the Globe & Mail “Top 1000” list would be interested in exploring a fully integrated offering of data center space and carrier neutral network connectivity bridging multiple data center sites in major U.S. and Canadian markets.”

About Sabey Data Centers

With a portfolio of more than three million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of the oldest and largest privately owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/ operators in the United States. Sabey specializes in scalable, custom-built solutions including data center ready shell space and fully turnkey data centers managed by Sabey’s award-winning critical environment operations team. Consistently recognized for its reputation for operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey boasts one of the most sterling tenant rosters in the industry.

About Q9

Q9 Networks Inc. is Canada’s largest provider of outsourced data centre infrastructure for organizations with mission-critical IT operations. Q9’s data centres and network are backed by an industry leading SLA that guarantees 100 per cent network and power availability. Q9 services, including: co-location, private cloud, managed hosting and interconnect service offerings, to a global ecosystem, allow clients to optimize their IT infrastructure. Q9 is owned by an investor group comprising Canada’s largest communications company, BCE Inc., and some of the largest and most experienced North American pension and private equity funds, including: Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Providence Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners LLC.

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