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Why Montreal Is the Next Big North American Data Center Hub

Originally published to ROOT Data Center’s blog. Montreal’s rapidly growing reputation as a hub for new data center investment is gaining attention both at home and abroad. Montreal is Canada’s de facto data center capital, and where ROOT proudly calls home. Half of new colocation business in Canada now originates south of the border. IT World has called this movement of data into Canada a data center gold rush, with Montreal as its Klondike. Here are four reasons why Montreal is the colocation king in the north: Reason 1: Quebec’s Affordable Hydro-Electricity and Low Cost To Cool To read more, please click here....

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Increased Demand for Colocation Services in Montreal Leads to GTT PoP at ROOT

Originally published to ROOT Data Center’s blog. As major cloud providers and multinational enterprises continue to expand their operations throughout Canada, the data center sector is seeing growing demand for colocation services in Montreal. Root Data Center, for instance, has announced that GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) has established a Point of Presence (PoP) in its Montreal-based MTL-R2 facility, which is Canada’s largest wholesale data center. GTT’s offers a Tier 1, top-five global IP network that spans six continents including North America, Europe, and Asia. To read more, please click...

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Artificial Intelligence in Data Centers Is the Next Step to Mantain 100% Uptime

Originally published to ROOT Data Center’s blog. Downtime is one of the costliest events for data center operators and their clients. IDC has reported that the average cost of an infrastructure failure is US$100,000 per hour. In the case of critical application failure that figure increases to US$500,000 up-to $1 million. For data center operators, an incident could severely damage the center’s place as a key partner with its clients – damaging their reputation and business in the long run. 100% uptime is critical for data center operators. In order to maintain operations at their maximum performance, the traditional approach...

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Hyperspeed Deployments for Hyperscalers: Data Center POST Interview with AJ Byers, President and CEO of Root Data Center

By Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu ROOT Data Center President and CEO AJ Byers is a data center industry veteran with two decades of experience, including time as President of Rogers Data Centers. He has helmed ROOT to its industry-leading position, providing next-generation co-location services in Montréal, Canada. Data Center POST recently had the opportunity to interview AJ about new developments for the company, how ROOT is leveraging Artificial Intelligence, and his perspective on International Telecoms Week 2018, taking place May 6-9 in Chicago. Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question: What network challenges does the industry face as we...

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Managed Services Require Dark Fiber: Data Center POST Interview with Jose Antonio Barradas Acosta, Product Manager, American Tower

By Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu American Tower provides a variety of wireless infrastructure solutions around the world, including towers, Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks, backup power systems, project management, and site development services. Jose Antonio Barradas Acosta is a Product Manager for American Tower, which he joined when it acquired RedIT and other assets from KIO Networks in October of last year. Since earning his degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Jose has had the opportunity to work with and manage high performance teams with a variety of different cultures for several companies, and specializes in global telecom and IT product...

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Addressing Acute Capacity Demand in Pakistan: Data Center POST Interview with Tarique Aslam Qureshi, Deputy GM of Multinet Pakistan

By Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu Multinet Pakistan addresses the diversified communication requirements of its enterprise customers with an extensive product portfolio, a nationwide long-haul network across Pakistan, and a footprint of international points-of-presence and terrestrial extensions into neighboring countries. The company provides one-stop, total connectivity solutions and builds enduring relationships based on trust with its customers and partners. Tarique Aslam Qureshi is the Deputy General Manager of Multinet, managing its expansion plans and global footprint, and leading the formation of business relationships with international and domestic carrier partners. Data Center POST recently had the chance to sit down with...

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The Importance of Fiber and Wireless-Based Access Networks in Support of IoT: Data Center POST Interview with Don MacNeil, CEO, FiberLight

FiberLight currently owns more than 1,900,000 miles of dense fiber optic infrastructure over a growing footprint of U.S. metropolitan areas. Through its backbone of more than 26,000 access points, the company delivers Ethernet, IP and data transport services, as well as dark fiber services for wireline and mobile service providers, data center operators, ISPs, cable, cloud and content providers. Data Center POST recently had the opportunity to sit down with Don MacNeil, Chief Executive Officer of FiberLight, to discuss the impact Software-Defined Networking (SDN) will have on network operators and the trends he anticipates will influence the telecommunications industry...

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The Future of 4G and Connecting Rural America: Data Center POST Interview with James Taylor, Director of Carrier Sales, Bluebird Network

By Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu Based in Columbia, Missouri, Bluebird Network has over 6,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections, and 135 Points of Presence (PoP) sites spanning the Midwest, including Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Tulsa, Omaha, Des Moines, and Memphis. The company also has an underground data center, Bluebird Underground, located in a subterranean mine in Springfield. Data Center POST recently interviewed Bluebird Network’s Director of Carrier Sales, James Taylor. James is a 28-year telecommunications industry veteran with experience in sales, operations and business development. Prior to joining Bluebird, he worked with the...

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