Designing and operating our own Data Centre means that we have the flexibility to customize solutions for our clients. We have the experience and technical expertise that allows us to leverage our investment and bring affordable solutions to market.
GridWay is 100% Canadian with no foreign or US affiliation. Our Help Desk, Data Centre and entire operation is located in Kanata, Ontario. Customers can be confident that all data and information resides securely within our data centre, ensuring compliancy with Canadian regulations.

GridWay employs the Emerson SmartAisle™ intelligent row-based rack solution. It integrates power, precision water/glycol cooling and control technologies in a highly efficient, flexible, and cost effective data centre platform.

Liebert CRV

  • Redundant row cooling
  • Rack sensors allow the CRV to adjust airflow and temperature to the proper operating conditions
  • IntelliSlot Communication Cards provide SNMP and HTTP monitoring and control
  • Digital Scroll technology provides infinitely variable capacity modulation to precisely match changing cooling demands
  • Speed controllers on each motor eliminates single points of failure
  • Modular air supply baffles may be adjusted any time cooling needs change

Knurr DCM Rack System

  • 42U with integrated intelligent Power Distribution Units
  • Single and 3 phase power – 20 to 30 amp
  • Receptacle, branch, and aggregate rack PDU power monitoring available
  • Integrated environmental sensors
  • Secure web and SNMP monitoring interfaces

Liebert APM UPS

  • High Efficiency FlexPower N+1 modular UPS
  • Transformerless design – 94% efficient
  • Capacity expansion in 15kW increments
  • Secure web and SNMP monitoring

Power Availability

  • Redundant Hydro grids feed facility with 2.8 MW of available power
  • Toromont Cat generator technology
    • Unlimited runtime with 24 hour fuel supply
    • Hot fillup capable
    • 10 second auto start
    • Remotely monitored in a secure building

Hosted Infrastructure

  • Redundant clustered network switches and routers
  • Clustered Dell and HP servers deliver maximum uptime and maintainability
  • Hyper-V and VMWare hypervisors
  • Allows for incremental capacity upgrades
  • Faclilitates disaster recovery with full VM or granular restore
  • Multiple redundant SAN’s
  • Enterprise level backup systems with multiple tape libraries
  • Iron Mountain offsite data protection


  • Redundant network fibre connections from multiple Tier 1 carriers
    • Automatic failure and load balancing
  • Juniper, Cisco, and Barracuda firewalls, switches and link balancers


  • Monitored Alarm system with multiple fire, water, temperature, window and door sensors
  • Internal security cameras – office and data centre
  • Separate Secure Card access to office and data centre
  • Escorted client access with separate work area for staging and repairs
  • Data centre isolated from exterior building frame

Operations Centre

  • 24 x 7 data centre and hosted services support
  • Staffed by fully qualified technical staff
  • Real time monitoring and alerts
  • Network and environmental
  • Room, system, and water temperature
  • Humidity
  • Power monitoring – Data centre, rack, PDU and branch level
  • Application and network resources, bandwidth, queue length

Read the Emerson Network Power’s case study on GridWay’s SmartAisle™ solution.

Important Information for Business Owners: The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has guidelines on record keeping policies. You are compliant when you use GridWay’s Data Centre to backup and store your data. Read more >>