ServerMania, a provider of dedicated servers and (hybrid) cloud, has chosen ROOT Data Center to co-locate in its Montreal data center, MTL-R2. The data center location in Canada would help ServerMania expand their international reach to serve customers both in the U.S. and Canada.
According to IDC Canada, data generated from corporate systems, mobile devices and IoT is growing nearly 50 percent each year. In addition, data residency, the regional regulations imposed on data storage, has become a key concern for customers when choosing the appropriate market for international expansion.
When faced with this concern, ServerMania turned to ROOT Data Center to provide a colocation solution for their dedicated servers and cloud environments with high-density racks within a region governed by strict privacy regulations for the safe storage and usage of personal data, among which Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act (PIPEDA).
“Upon making the decision to expand into the Canadian market to better serve our international clients, it was of the utmost importance to identify a data center provider capable of meeting our strict standards and guidelines for colocation,” said Kevin Blanchard, founder and CEO of ServerMania. “ROOT Data Center provided the ideal combination of innovation and proven reliability while taking full advantage of Montreal’s low-cost energy options. This enables us to provide first-rate infrastructure services within a secure and carrier-neutral data hosting environment.”
At the forefront of the green revolution with free air-cooling systems and renewable hydroelectric energy resources, ROOT Data Center’s facilities can host 55MW of power capacity to accommodate the growing demands of dedicated server and cloud customers like ServerMania. These facilities provide access to over 50 carriers, including dark fibers, local networks, and global telecoms via on-net providers and ROOT’s Metro Connect service.
“As one of the most advanced data center operators in Canada, ROOT Data Center provided an exceptional opportunity for ServerMania to enter the Canadian market, enabling them to satisfy customers’ growing demands for scalability and rapid deployment, efficiency for power and cooling, and privacy,” said AJ Byers, President and CEO of ROOT Data Center. “Montreal’s transcontinental network infrastructure, affordable, clean energy availability and strict data privacy controls make it an optimal location for multinational organizations to host their mission-critical data.”