05 June 2018
| James Pearce
ROOT Data Center has unveiled plans to boost its Montreal facility by adding two new data halls with an additional 6MW of power capacity.
The MTL-R2 facility is one of Canada’s largest
wholesale and hyperscale data centres, with this expansion,
which ROOT Data Center said is to meet growing demand from
cloud providers and enterprises, set to be complete by the end
of summer 2018.
The development of the first new data hall is already
underway, with completion of the first half the project due
later this month (June). MTL-R2 has access to over 50 carriers
including dark fibre providers, local networks, and
international players through ROOT’s Metro Connect
"ROOT’s ability to expand and rapidly deploy
capacity for our customer allows them to grow their operations
as quickly as they need to support the massive acceleration of
cloud growth in Canada, and technology sector growth in
Montréal," says AJ Byers, president and CEO of ROOT Data
"As the demand for data center solutions in
Montréal continues to rise, our ability to effectively
expand infrastructure, power and space in short time frames not
only benefits our customers, but the region’s tech
ecosystem and the city’s economy."
In part due to its cool client, ROOT said Montréal
continues to be a data centre location of choice for
hyperscalers, the high-technology industry, and enterprises in
need of fast and reliable expansion and scalability.
The company operates two data centres in the Montreal area
– MTL-R1 and MTL-R2, which sits approximately 30km
away from the former.
ROOT Data Center,