India-based data centre equipment supplier expands to Ottawa

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An Indian company is branching out to Canada with a new subsidiary in the capital focused on meeting the growing demand for low-latency computing services.

Prasa Infocom, a data centre equipment provider and consultancy based in Maharashtra, India, announced earlier this month it is setting up shop at Bayview Yards. Launched some 25 years ago, Prasa has worked with large organizations across the world, including automaker Jaguar Land Rover, banks such as HSBC and ministries in the Indian government.

In a release, Prasa said its Canadian operations will focus on edge computing, an area of networking specifically associated with putting computing power closer to where it’s needed.

Among its variety of networking infrastructure, Prasa develops containerized and modular data centre equipment used in edge computing, which can deliver the low-latency connections needed to enable smart city infrastructure, for example.