COLO-D, a large colocation services provider in eastern Canada, will invest $100 million while establishing itself firmly in Montreal, Quebec. The company announced the commissioning of a second mega data center in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). This new 35-megawatt (MW) capacity colocation facility, located in a 150,000 square foot renovated building in Longueuil will be ready for opening in 2016.
With the commissioning of its second major colocation data center, COLO-D will be able to offer its domestic and international customers a total of more than 250,000 square feet of space and 55 MW of power capacity once the new COLO-D2 data center is complete. Its existing data center, COLO-D1, is based in Drummondville, Quebec, with 115,000 square feet of space available and a power capacity of 20 MW.
‟The COLO-D ecosystem provides fertile ground for players in the international digital scene, whether they are video game producers, software developers or cloud hosting service providers,” said Patrick David, President and CEO of COLO-D. “While the economies of all countries are rapidly digitizing, notably as a result of the development of cloud storage facilities and the Internet-of-Things, COLO-D customers benefit from Montreal’s new position as a leading telecommunications traffic hub in North America.”
“Our new data center in Montreal allows customers to establish themselves in Montreal, reduce the latency connectivity that separates them from their clients, and increase their sales,” added Patrick David. “Essentially, the accommodation of capacity and connectivity of data centers are the engine and fuel of the digital economy.ˮ
COLO-D has an experienced management team with expertise in the design, operation and administration of data centers. Its founder, president and CEO, Patrick David is responsible for the development of the overall vision, strategic planning and execution of the company’s ambitious business plan. Mr. David has worked in the data center industry for over 10 years and has been involved in some of the largest data center projects in Canada. He was one of the two top executives at Canix (now Cologix). Before joining Canix, Mr. David worked with an international commercial real estate consultancy, at a subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and at a major law firm.