Of all the major North American markets, Montreal, Quebec boasts the lowest power costs for data center operations. Four times lower than in California, 3.7 times lower than New York, and twice as low as Toronto where energy costs have almost doubled since 2006.
Moreover, Quebec relies on hydropower which provides stable electricity rates that are unaffected by fluctuating oil prices. Almost 100 per cent of the energy generated by Hydro-Quebec comes from hydroelectricity, a clean form of energy that produces greenhouse gas emissions that are 50 times lower than natural gas, five times lower than solar power and about the same as wind power.
Just recently, Montreal’s ROOT Data Center announced it secured $90 million in new financing from Goldman Sachs. This funding will allow the company to expand into new areas and evolve to meet customer demands, which are currently spiking. In fact, ROOT Data Center is experiencing strong demand for advanced colocation services backed by highly-reliable green infrastructure, low energy costs and strong security safeguards.
“ROOT Data Center is actively positioning itself to meet the ongoing demand for data center space in Montreal at a time when major cloud providers are seeking more colocation services in the Canadian market, and multinational companies are identifying the many business and economic advantages the province of Quebec has to offer for data hosting,” stated AJ Byers, President and CEO, ROOT Data Center. “This funding improves ROOT’s financial strength and long-term stability, enabling the company to enter new regions and markets, complete facility expansions, and properly invest in capacity to better serve demand from growing business sectors such as the retail segment.”
The company operates two data centers in the greater Montreal area. The facilities are carrier-neutral, exceed Tier 3 standards and are designed to enable market leading energy-efficiency. ROOT also offers locally sourced, low-cost renewable hydro-electric power and unmatched deployment speeds.
Located along one of the most heavily-trafficked routes on the Internet, connecting the U.S. with Europe, ROOT’s facilities are strategically positioned to ensure low-latency connectivity for international business operations.
ROOT can accommodate even the most advanced and high density servers today, as the company can support up to 40kw per rack. The scalability and performance of ROOT’s high density power solutions, in addition to its free air-cooling systems and the cool, Canadian climate, provide customers with cost-effective power options in a reliable and secure colocation environment. The company offers customizable storage options, too.
Its customers include telecommunications service providers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), cloud hosting providers, multinational enterprises, and one of the largest global hyperscale technology providers in the industry.
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