Vertiv and EStruxture launch Montreal data centre

Vertiv and eStruxture launch Montreal data centre

12 December 2019 | Abigail Opiah

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Vertiv has joined forces with eStruxture and the Architects of Continuity to transform a building formerly housing the Montreal Gazette printing press into its MTL-2 data centre facility.

The official launch of the revamped building was two days ago, with the company revealing that the facility offers its customers scalable solutions for high-density infrastructure deployments.

“With MTL-2, the eStruxture team had a clear vision of turning a defunct printing press facility into a state of the art, environmentally sustainable data centre with the capacity and connections to support our customers’ demands for scalable colocation and robust connectivity solutions,” said Todd Coleman (pictured), CEO of eStruxture.

“For us, Vertiv was an ideal partner in helping us equip our facility with technology that gives us the agility to expand alongside our customers as their businesses scale.

“Supporting our customer’s growth with scalable, high-density colocation and custom cloud solutions ultimately enables us to build a stronger and leaner business ecosystem.”

The MTL-2 data centre has a planned capacity of 30 MW, with the company revealing that the facility allows for direct connections to all major clouds, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and Oracle Cloud.

It is connected by a redundant and path-diverse fibre loop to eStruxture’s other Montreal data centres.

“eStruxture is making great strides to outfit all areas of Canada with access to options for cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation and connectivity services, and we are thrilled to be part of it,” said James Cutrone, president of Javco Mission Critical, a local Vertiv partner.

“Our product experts teamed with Vertiv engineers and service professionals to help eStruxture design and deliver a host of long-lasting, reliable solutions that will serve an extensive range of businesses for years to come.”

Elsewhere, two days ago, Vertiv announced it will become a publicly-traded company through a merger with GS Acquisition Holdings Corp.