MONTREAL, June 16, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Technoparc Montréal ("Technoparc") and Canix Colo Inc. ("Canix") announced the launch of a TIER III data centre, the first of its kind
in Quebec. Designed for a maximum of three clients, this new centre
redefines colocation for organizations that need an IT room ranging
from 3,000 to 15,000 ft2.
With a total area of some 42,000 ft2, the data centre will serve to provide large companies, crown
corporations and government institutions with a customized environment
where they can deploy their critical IT infrastructures. Having a
solution that is flexible in terms of the choice of telecommunication
suppliers and IT outsourcing services will enable many of these
organizations to rethink their critical infrastructure location
"This data centre enables us to provide large companies, government
institutions and crown corporations with a one-of-a-kind product. The
market is pushing in that direction," said the VP of Corporate Affairs
at Canix and President of the Datareal Group, Patrick David. "It will also attract foreign companies to Quebec,
where they can now deploy their relay sites. Boasting the exceptional
quality of Hydro-Québec's facilities and Quebec's green hydro-electric
energy, this data centre will bring world-class visibility to Quebec,"
"Technoparc Montréal understands the real estate issues facing today's
companies when considering where to locate their critical IT
infrastructures," stated Technoparc Montréal's President and CEO Mario
Monette. "That's why we and our financial partners decided to invest in
this promising project."
With a total electrical capacity of approximately 5 megawatts, the new
facilities will provide users with an environment whose electrical
power and cooling capacity will easily accommodate the higher equipment
density of its clientele.
Best of all, the new data centre will promote eco-responsible and
sustainable development principles as part of both organizations'
commitment to provide their respective clients with green solutions.
Canix Colo Inc. is a leading Canadian provider of colocation services.
Its expertise in data centre development and management has enabled it
to forge fruitful partnerships with many leading information and
communications technology firms.
About Technoparc Montréal
Technoparc Montréal is a non-profit organization that was created in
1987. A strategic partner of Montreal, City of Knowledge, Technoparc Montréal works with businesses, government agencies and
universities to develop scientific infrastructures on the island of
The landowner of the Saint-Laurent Campus, Technoparc Montréal boasts a
network of business partners who offer resident companies innovative
solutions, and particularly helps with the financing projects through
the Société immobilière technologique de Montréal.
SOURCE TECHNOPARC MONTRÉAL
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