Published: November 5th, 2013

EtherFax, a Marboro, N.J.-based solution provider that has developed a fax server to the cloud offering, has opened a new data centre in Toronto.

EtherFax’s data centre is located in Canada’s largest carrier hotel, offering interconnections with global enterprises and electronic trading platforms. In addition to providing a strategic hub for enterprise customers to support their fax communications transport, etherFax’s Toronto data centre is also available for colocation services.

The new data centre is part of EtherFax’ Canadian expansion plans and addressing the growing demand for cloud-based fax communications beyond the U.S. market.

According to the company, many of the world’s largest banks, financial services and healthcare organizations reside in Canada and etherFax has extended its services to the region, allowing customers to allocate or port their existing Canadian-based fax numbers.

In addition to concerns over privacy and data security, data sovereignty continues to become a rising concern for many organizations. To address these concerns, etherFax allows each customer to determine how their faxes are processed through the etherFax network.

Robert Cichielo, etherFAX’s CTO, said the new data sovereignty features allow customers to control how their fax and telephony traffic flows through our network. “This means that customers can choose to have their data remain within their country of origin or permit routing to other portions of the etherFax network around the globe.”

The addition of the Toronto data centre is part of growth plan for the company that is driven by organizations moving toward hybrid fax transport solutions to send and receive faxes. EtherFax’s patent-pending technology leverages the Internet to manage incoming and outgoing fax communications. Working with most popular fax server manufacturers, etherFax removes the need for fax boards, media gateways and FoIP drivers. It also eliminates recurring telephony expenses such as T1, PRI and analog circuits.

The company is currently in the final stages of achieving its PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Level 1 certification.