Canadian Colo’s New State of The Art Data Centre in Montreal Passes Unexpected Test

After passing the ultimate test, successfully keeping its lights on while the rest of the area remained in darkness, Canadian Colo’s new downtown Montreal neutral datacentre officially opened its doors today, and is ready to usher in companies of all sizes.

The 22,000 square foot state-of-the-art data centre, which is located in the Montreal Stock Exchange Tower at Square Victoria, was put to the test during the recent major power outages that hit Montreal’s financial district. While the rest of the Stock Exchange Tower went dark, Canadian Colo’s datacentre provided uninterrupted service to its clients.

Canadian Colo, which opened its doors in the spring of 2013, provides a wide range of scalable hosting solutions for businesses in Montreal and beyond, specializing in colocation. The new data centre, which opened earlier today, makes continuous uptime a number one priority.

“Our years of experience mean we understand the impact of even one second of downtime,” Said Thomas Bernier, head of sales for Canadian Colo, in a press release. “We built this facility to make sure that can’t happen. But we also built it for flexibility. We know that companies want to be able to connect instantaneously, get inside when they want, scale as they want, and use the service provider of their choice. And we can do that for them.”

The new data centre provides clients with the opportunity to expand as necessary, with high-density spot cooling, fire suppression, and “plug-and-play” overhead power distribution.

“There’s nothing like it in downtown Montreal, even though there is a very real need for it,” continued Mr. Bernier, in the press release. “We’re very proud of what we have here.”

Jared Lindzon

Jared Lindzon

Jared Lindzon is a freelance journalist and public speaker based in Toronto. Lindzon's reporting focuses on the future of work, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. Beyond his regular columns in Fast Company's WorkLife section and The Globe & Mail's Careers section, Lindzon has also been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The BBC, TIME Magazine, Rolling Stone, Fortune Magazine and many more. As a public speaker, interviewer and moderator Lindzon frequently shares the insights he's gathered through his reporting at conferences and events around the world. Lindzon received an MA in Journalism and an Honours BA in Media Studies from Western University.

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