A $35 million investment in a new colocation centre between Quebec City and Montreal - COLO-D is changing Quebec's Data Centre Landscape

MONTREAL, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - COLO-D, a Quebec-based company, is proud to announce the launch of a new carrier-neutral data centre that will revolutionize data centre services in Quebec. Located in the heart of the province in Drummondville, this colocation centre represents an investment of more than $35 million in a new digital ecosystem. Over 100,000 square feet of floor space providing six megawatts of electrical power is presently available for the company's clientele, making this carrier-neutral data centre Quebec's largest - by far.

"COLO-D is addressing a desperate need for a new colocation centre in the province, especially within 100 kilometers of Montreal," explains Patrick David, CEO of COLO-D. "Many businesses in Quebec currently have their data hosted in the greater Toronto area. In Quebec, 90% of the supply is in the Montreal region. COLO-D is meeting the needs of businesses looking for more flexibility and advanced high-quality data center solutions outside of Montreal or Quebec City, in order to enhance the quality of their data center services."

COLO-D is comprised of a team of seasoned experts with more than 25 years of experience in the design, operation and management of data centres in Quebec and throughout Canada. This colocation centre offers a new ecosystem for companies seeking colocation hosting solutions, for IT service providers and Cloud computing services, and for Internet access providers and telecommunications operators. COLO-D offers an optimal environment, customized for each client, with its infrastructure meeting the highest security and quality standards.

A prime location

Situated in the very heart of the province of Québec, between Quebec City, Montreal, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, COLO-D's colocation centre is strategically located. In fact, Drummondville is in a different seismic and climatic zone than Montreal, making it ideal for a new data centre in Quebec. Its proximity to the province's two largest cities, Quebec City and Montreal, allows COLO-D to offer a platform that deploys its clients' crucial applications in synchronous replication mode (with a latency of less than two milliseconds).

COLO-D invested several million dollars in transforming Disque Améric's former facilities into a high-performance colocation centre. And COLO-D's centre is definitely eco-friendly, thanks to an advanced cooling and electrical distribution design giving it an exceptionally high energy efficiency rating.

The COLO-D data centre will be certified Tier III by Uptime Institute, the world authority in the certification of leading-edge companies in the industry as well as data centre professionals.

About COLO-D

COLO-D is a Quebec-based company with national reach, which develops and operates a colocation centre in Drummondville. The company boasts a team of seasoned experts with more than 25 years of experience in the design, operation and management of data centres in Quebec and throughout Canada. COLO-D offers colocation services in the form of cabinets, private cages and private data center suites, as well as interconnection services, in a space of more than 100,000 square feet. COLO-D's financial partners are national players in information technology and real estate, and come from both the private and the institutional sectors. For more information, visit: http://www.colo-d.ca/

SOURCE: COLO-D

For further information:

Sophie Roy
Cohn & Wolfe
514-845-7025
sophie.roy@cohnwolfe.ca


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