Cogeco Data Services announced in mid-February that it is opening a new Montreal data center.
The facility is currently under construction and will offer 100,000 square feet of available space when it is completed. The state-of-the-art facility is being designed to meet Tier III certification standards and will offer increased access to advanced colocation, managed IT and cloud services for customers in the area. The complex will provide fully redundant, secure, scalable and monitored services that ensure seamless protection and high availability.
"We are very excited to add another advanced facility to our growing data center footprint," said Tony Ciciretto, CEO of Cogeco Data Services and Peer 1 Hosting. "The new center is specifically designed to meet an increasing demand in the Montreal region for reliable and secure ICT solutions."
Located on one of the province's many islands, the Quebec data center will be able to take advantage of free air cooling and other data center sustainability features in an effort to reduce the company's carbon footprint and achieve a low PUE rating at the site. The city of Montreal offers a variety of environmentally friendly resources, including low-cost hydro power.
The site also provides abundant and reliable power supplies, as well as access to nearly 1,000 route miles of fiber optic cable Cogeco already owns and operates. Montreal features abundant access to New York, Toronto and European cities both geographically and through existing fiber networks.
The new facility is expected to be completed in Spring 2015 and will bring the company's total data center capacity to more than 200,000 square feet when added to the existing footprint created by its five Toronto data centers.
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