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

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