eStruxture MTL-2 data center

eStruxture, a provider of data center solutions including colocation, private cloud, managed services, bandwidth and IT security, has partnered with continuity solutions vendor Vertiv to transform a building formerly housing the Montreal Gazette printing press into its MTL-2 data center facility.

Vertiv specializes in bringing together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services to ensure its customers’ vital applications run continuously, perform optimally and grow with their business needs.

In the case of the MTL-2 data center deployment, eStruxture made use of the following equipment it sourced through Vertiv:

  • Liebert EXL S1 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units with lithium-ion batteriesLiebert
  • DSE free-cooling economization system with Liebert iCOM controls
  • Liebert PPC power conditioning and distribution cabinet with branch monitoring
  • Liebert RX distribution cabinet with branch monitoring
  • Vertiv VR racks with Vertiv Geist rack power distribution units (rPDUs)

By installing this Vertiv-sourced equipment in the Montreal MTL-2 data center, eStruxture set itself up to provide global businesses with” scalable, efficient” colocation solutions that can support growth throughout the Montreal market. For example, the system supplies packaged power distribution in the smallest possible footprint and gives eStruxture the flexibility to add additional circuits as needed.

Data Center Capacity: 30 MW

Todd Coleman
“With MTL-2, the eStruxture team had a clear vision of turning a defunct printing press facility into a state of the art, environmentally sustainable data center with the capacity and connections to support our customers’ demands for scalable colocation and robust connectivity solutions,” said Todd Coleman, CEO of eStruxture.

“With MTL-2, the eStruxture team had a clear vision of turning a defunct printing press facility into a state of the art, environmentally sustainable data center with the capacity and connections to support our customers’ demands for scalable colocation and robust connectivity solutions,” said Todd Coleman, CEO of eStruxture. “For us, Vertiv was an ideal partner in helping us equip our facility with technology that gives us the agility to expand alongside our customers as their businesses scale. Supporting our customer’s growth with scalable, high-density colocation and custom cloud solutions ultimately enables us to build a stronger and leaner business ecosystem.”

The eStruxture MTL-2 data center has a planned data center capacity of 30 MW. Thanks to the efficiency of the design, the facility would also offer customers unique disaster recovery (DR) advantages including office and storage space. MTL-2 allows for direct connections to all major clouds, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and more. It is connected by a redundant and path-diverse fiber loop to eStruxture’s other Montreal data centers, allowing for greater connectivity and diversity options.