MONTREAL, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - COLO-D, the second-largest data center solution provider in Canada and the largest in Quebec, is pleased to announce the commissioning of its second state‑of‑the‑art facility. The COLO-D2 data center, located in the Greater Montreal Area, has 35 MW of available power and over 180,000 square feet of space.
Also, in the first quarter of 2017, COLO-D signed significant agreements with two prominent corporations, ultimately representing a total IT power usage exceeding 12 MWs. Together, those two new clients represent, by far, the biggest data-capacity increase in recent years in Canada's data center marketplace. This demonstration of trust by major clients reinforces COLO‑D's leadership in the Canadian data center industry.
"These clients have chosen COLO-D as their colocation provider due to our extensive expertise in the design and operation of data centers for large enterprise," says Patrick David, President and Chief Executive Officer of COLO‑D. "We are preferred because of our hyper connected facilities and our ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of our clientele."
Data centers powered by renewable energy
COLO-D has strategically located its two facilities in the Greater Montreal Area to take advantage of a reliable, renewable and clean source of energy: hydroelectricity. With hydropower, COLO-D can help forward-looking organizations meet carbon reduction targets. In addition, COLO-D benefits from the third-lowest electricity rates in North America and a favorable climate, resulting in highly competitive data center solutions for its clients.
In terms of network interconnections, cloud connectivity and content sharing, COLO-D offers high-tech solutions that exceeds the expectations of large corporations.
As a neutral colocation operator, COLO-D works in partnership with some of the largest players in the telecommunications industry; present in its Meet-Me-Rooms, to provide state-of-the-art connectivity with national and international backbone networks. The COLO-D ecosystem features diverse, low-latency and high-capacity connectivity with telecom hubs, giving large enterprise the option to develop high-performance hybrid cloud solutions.
COLO-D is a North American leader in providing enterprise data center solutions powered by renewable energy. COLO-D operates two next-generation data centers in Canada, totaling 55 MW of power and more than 300,000 square feet of space. COLO-D is the second-largest data center provider in Canada and the largest in Quebec. The company offers custom data center solutions and colocation services that meet the ever‑changing technological needs of large enterprises, including cloud providers, high-tech organizations, financial institutions and government agencies. colod.com