Sabey Data Centers and Toronto-based Q9 have announced jointly 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 immediately, 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.”