Global Cloud Networking Provider GTT Establishes PoP in Montreal-based ROOT Data Center

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GTT Communications (NYSE:GTT), a company delivering a suite of cloud networking services globally, including optical transport, wide area networking, Internet, managed services, voice and video services, has established a Point of Presence (PoP) in ROOT’s Montreal facility, MTL-R2, one of Canada’s largest wholesale data centers.

GTT’s global Tier 1 IP network spans six continents, providing extensive reach across North America, Europe, and Asia. GTT’s new PoP would coincide with growing demand for colocation data center services in Montreal, including “major cloud providers and multinational enterprises that are attracted to Quebec’s business and economic opportunities.”

“ROOT Data Center’s Montreal facility is located along one of the busiest routes for Internet traffic between Europe and the U.S.,” said Jeff Beer, GTT division president, Carrier. “With this new PoP, ROOT’s multinational customers are able to combine industry-leading infrastructure with GTT’s global reach to support their international business operations.”

ROOT Data Center facilities would be characterized by advanced network infrastructure, scalability, green data center energy solutions and strict security standards. ROOT Data Center provides its colocation solutions complete with “rapid deployment of high-density racks, a secured, carrier-neutral facility designation, as well as 55MW of power capacity to accommodate the growing demands of customers.” At the forefront of the green revolution with free air-cooling systems and renewable hydroelectric power resources, ROOT would also leverage the cool, Canadian climate for “cost-effective energy efficiency.”