Data storage has emerged as a major challenge for businesses in North America. According to research from IDC Canada, data generated by corporate networks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices is expanding at a rate of nearly 50 percent each year. In addition, regional regulations imposed on data storage have become a key concern for customers when choosing the appropriate market for international expansion.
One provider that is helping to make data management easier for businesses is ROOT Data Center. Just recently, ROOT released a new case study showing why ServerMania chose to colocate in its Montreal facility, MTL-R2. The case study, “ServerMania Chooses ROOT Data Center — Efficient, Reliable and Secure Colocation in Montreal, Canada,” specifically explains how ROOT helped the company to expand its international reach and better serve customers in both Canada and the U.S., using colocation services characterized by advanced network infrastructure, affordable green energy solutions and tight security standards.
ServerMania turned to ROOT Data Center for its powerful colocation solution along with the rapid deployment of high-density racks, secure, carrier-neutral facility designation and cutting-edge technology, offering both efficiency and scalability within a region governed by strict privacy regulations for the safe usage and storage of personal data. Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act (PIPEDA) makes ROOT a wise choice for expanding international enterprises.
“As one of the most advanced data center operators in Canada, ROOT Data Center provided an exceptional opportunity for ServerMania to enter the Canadian market, enabling them to satisfy customers’ growing demands for scalability and rapid deployment, efficiency for power and cooling, and privacy,” stated AJ Byers, President and CEO, ROOT Data Center. “Montreal’s transcontinental network infrastructure, affordable, clean energy availability and strict data privacy controls make it an optimal location for multinational organizations to host their mission-critical data.”
Kevin Blanchard, Founder and CEO, ServerMania, commented about his experience working with ROOT.
“Upon making the decision to expand into the Canadian market to better serve our international clients, it was of the utmost importance to identify a data center provider capable of meeting our strict standards and guidelines for colocation,” said Mr. Blanchard. “ROOT Data Center provided the ideal combination of innovation and proven reliability while taking full advantage of Montreal’s low-cost energy options. This enables us to provide first-rate infrastructure services within a secure and carrier-neutral data hosting environment.”
Situated at one of the busiest routes on the Internet connecting the U.S. with Europe, Montreal’s strategic position ensures low-latency connectivity for international business operations while also delivering affordable, green energy and world-class network infrastructure. At the forefront of the green revolution with renewable hydroelectric energy resources and free air-cooling systems, ROOT Data Center’s facilities enable cost-effective power distribution inside a highly-secure and reliable colocation environment with storage solutions designed to suit businesses of all sizes.
ROOT Data Center, it should also be noted, uses the cool Canadian climate for cost-effective energy efficiency. What’s more, ROOT’s facilities can host 55MW of power capacity to accommodate the increasing demands of customers and has access to over 50 carriers including local networks, dark fibers and global telecoms via on-net providers as well as ROOT’s Metro Connect service.