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Fortinet plans to develop a new downtown Calgary data centre as part of a $30-million investment in a new cybersecurity hub in the city.

Fortinet to Develop $30M Calgary Cybersecurity Hub

Fortinet will develop a downtown Calgary data centre as part of a $30-million investment in a new cybersecurity hub in the city, the company announced.

In addition to the data centre, Silicon Valley-based Fortinet will develop a cybersecurity training facility and a centre of excellence designed to enhance resilience and knowledge in protecting critical infrastructure and operational technologies.

“Our expansion in Calgary directly contributes to creating valuable employment opportunities and advancing cybersecurity capabilities in the region,” said Joyce Chow, Fortinet’s vice-president of talent.

The Alberta government is supporting the development project with a $3-million grant from its Innovation and Growth Fund.

Fortinet said it is poised to secure downtown space for the data centre, acquire equipment and start hiring immediately with the goal of having more than 100 employees in Calgary by year-end 2025. The company will work closely with colleges SAIT, based in Calgary, and Edmonton-based NAIT on the training facility.

Pictured: Fortinet global headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Photo: Fortinet


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Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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