Cogeco to Open Large Data Centre in Montreal This Spring

Cogeco Data Services says that a 100,000-square-foot data centre on the island of Montreal is scheduled to launch this coming spring.

The Canadian company says its state-of-the-art facility, located in Kirkland and designed to Tier 3 standards, will provide customers in Montreal and the surrounding area with access to “advanced colocation, managed IT and cloud services that are secure, redundant, scalable and monitored 24/7/365 to ensure seamless protection and high-service availability.”

“We are very excited to add another advanced facility to our growing data centre footprint,” said Tony Ciciretto, CEO of Cogeco Data Services and Peer 1 Hosting. “The new centre is specifically designed to meet an increasing demand in the Montreal region for reliable and secure ICT solutions.”

Abundant and reliable power and a cool climate for the majority of the year make the island of Montreal an ideal location to house the new data centre, says Ciciretto. The facility will complement the 1,500 route kilometres of fibre optic cable Cogeco Data Services already owns and operates on the island.

“Cogeco Data Services’ addition of a new ultramodern data centre underlines our unwavering commitment to providing the region’s businesses with access to world-class ICT services that facilitate and improve their operations and service delivery each day,” added Ciciretto. “This new facility, combined with our wholly-owned network and cloud infrastructure highlights our commitment to continued growth in the Quebec market.”

Upon completion, this facility will bring the company’s total data centre capacity to over 200,000 square feet—the equivalent of 12 NHL sized ice surfaces. Cogeco Data Services operates facilities in the Greater Toronto Area in Barrie, Ontario.