Cogeco Peer 1

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Cogeco Peer 1
Industry Cloud Computing, Hosting
Founded 2015
Headquarters 413 Horner Avenue
Etobicoke, ON, Canada   M8W 4W3
Key people
Philippe Jetté, President
Jaime Leverton, Vice President and General Manager, Canada and APAC
Susan Bowen, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA
Cynthia Jordan-Ford, Vice President and General Manager, LATAM & US
Parent Cogeco Communications Inc.
Cogeco Inc.

Cogeco Peer 1 is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cogeco Communications Inc. which provides business-to-business products and services, such as colocation, network connectivity, managed hosting, cloud services and IT managed services.[1] Cogeco Peer 1 is headquartered in Toronto, ON, Canada.[1]


On October 19, 2015, Cogeco Cable Inc. announced the unification of two of their subsidiaries, Cogeco Data Services and Peer 1 Hosting.[2]

Cogeco Data Services

  • On April 1, 2008, Cogeco acquired MaXess Networx, a division of EnWin Utilities.[3]
  • On June 13, 2008, Cogeco acquired the Telecommunications division of Toronto Hydro, Toronto's municipal electric utility.[4] On July 31, 2008, Toronto Hydro Telecom sold all the shares to Cogeco Cable Canada Inc. and became Cogeco Data Services.[5]
  • On August 2, 2011, Cogeco Cable acquired Quiettouch Inc. and was integrated under Cogeco Data Services to complement their array of services.[6]
  • On August 31, 2011, Cogeco Cable acquired MTO Telecom Inc. (the largest private telecom provider and fibre network operator in the Montreal greater area) and was integrated under Cogeco Data Services to expand CDS' presence in the Province of Quebec.[7]

Peer 1 Hosting

The company was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1999 by Lance Tracey and Mark Teolis.[8] From the beginning, the co-founders targeted small- and medium-sized business customers.[8] Peer 1 Hosting offered colocation, dedicated servers, managed hosting, private cloud services, cloud storage, hosted email, and cloud-based graphics processing.[9]

  • In 2004, the company acquired ServerBeach, a dedicated hosting provider located in San Antonio, Texas, for $US7.5 million.[10]
  • In 2007, the company introduced an incubation program that combined discounted hosting services with consulting assistants.[11] In 2010, the company built a new energy-efficient and green data center located just outside Toronto.[10][12]
  • To provide Internet users with a visual perspective into online traffic flows, the company developed a graphical "Map of the Internet" that depicts the layout of all the networks that connect to form the Internet.[13][14][15] Much of the data was collected from the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA). In 2013, the company launched an interactive mobile app version.[16]
  • On November 7, 2011, Peer 1 announced launching its new cloud division Zunicore.[17][18]

Services offered[edit]

  • Cloud[1]
  • Hosting[1]
  • Managed IT Services[1]
  • Network Connectivity[1]
  • Colocation[1]

Cogeco Peer 1 provides these services in the following vertical markets: online retail, financial services, technology, public sector, education, health care, business services, manufacturing, media and online gaming.[1]


  • United States: Atlanta, Miami, San Antonio, Herndon, Los Angeles[19]
  • United Kingdom: London, Southampton, Portsmouth[19]
  • France: Nice, Paris[19]
  • Canada: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal[19]

More than 50 points of presence, including in Germany, the Netherlands and Mexico.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i 2016 Annual Report "[1]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Presenting Cogeco Peer 1 "[2]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Cogeco Cable completes the acquisition of MaXess Networx® "[3]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Cogeco Cable acquires Toronto Hydro Telecom Inc. "[4]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  5. ^ Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations for the Year Ended "[5]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  6. ^ Cogeco Cable Completes the Acquisition of Quiettouch Inc. "[6]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  7. ^ Cogeco Cable Acquires Montreal's MTO Telecom "[7]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Fabio Banducci, President and CEO, Peer 1 Hosting shares his deep expertise "[8]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  9. ^ Peer 1 Dedicated Hosting Review "[9]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Peer 1 Acquires ServerBeach "[10]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  11. ^ Peer 1 promises cheaper, easier SaaS for ISVs "[11]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  12. ^ Peer 1 unveils flagship data centre in Toronto "[12]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  13. ^ Ever wonder what the Internet looks like? "[13]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  14. ^ Check out This Beautiful Map of the Internet "[14]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  15. ^ The Internet looks like a golden flower... "[15]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  16. ^ Map of the Internet: This mobile app visualizes the Internet in 3D "[16]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  17. ^ Web Host PEER 1 Creates New Division to Launch Public Cloud "[17]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  18. ^ Inside PEER 1's New Public Cloud Division Zunicore "[18]." Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  19. ^ a b c d Cogeco Peer 1 Website "[19]." Retrieved November 9, 2016.

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