eStruxture Data Centers Inc., a network and cloud-neutral data center operator based in Montréal, announced today that it has begun an expansion project of their downtown Montréal facility. Once complete, the expansion will add another 3MW of power capacity while nearly doubling the available data center space. The expansion will support growth for both new and existing customers, and eStruxture’s unique high density power configurations of up to 30kW per cabinet.
“Montréal is one of the fastest growing data center markets in North America, driven by three key factors,” explains Todd Coleman, President & CEO of eStruxture. “First, it has tremendous access to affordable, clean energy and is one of the best electricity markets in the world. Second, the shift to cloud computing, whether it be public, private or hybrid is driving demand for outsourced data center services. And third, Montréal is home to a thriving tech sector, including hubs of Digital Media, Artificial Intelligence & Managed IT Services.”
Once complete, eStruxture’s MTL1 datacenter in downtown Montréal will have more than doubled electrical capacity, while adding additional, redundant infrastructure components for cooling and electrical distribution. Furthermore, the expansion will include the introduction of an additional, redundant carrier “Meet Me Room”, further enhancing customer’s ability to connect with their preferred network carrier, cloud provider, business partners and end customers. The expansion is expected to be complete by the end of Q1, 2018.
“Montréal continues to be a market in which we want to invest,” says Strahan McCarten, Senior Vice President of Product & Strategy for eStruxture. “We are building ecosystems where companies in the same industry vertical, such as Media & Entertainment, meet to partner, share, connect and collaborate. We see continued demand for a network and cloud neutral approach where customers have the power to choose how to build their networks & IT services, and we’ll continue to invest to support their growth.”