(The Hosting News) – Cogeco Data Services and Peer 1 Hosting today announced the official opening of a new 100,000-square-foot data centre in Kirkland, on the island of Montréal. Unveiled at a ceremony attended by Québec’s Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports, Jacques Daoust, the Mayor of Kirkland, Michel Gibson and Louis Audet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Cable Inc., the facility is the 21st location in the Company’s global data centre fleet. The centre is the first in Canada to offer consumption-based power billing, the most technologically advanced in the region, and represents a commitment in the order of more than $100 million over time.
“The construction of this data centre demonstrates our commitment to the vibrant Montréal business community – providing world-class information, communication and technology services that enable customers with true agility to respond to change while driving innovation,” said Mr. Audet. “Montréal is an ideal location for this state-of-the-art cloud and colocation facility – the first of its kind in this city – that will provide our customers with the peace of mind of knowing where their data is hosted and that it remains within Canada.”