eStruxture has joined forces with the Architects of Continuity™ from Vertiv to convert a former Gazette printing press building into a new Montreal Data center MTL-2.

On the official opening of the converted building, eStruxture revealed that the new data center is set to offer its customers scalable solutions for high-density infrastructure deployments.

eStruxture is a Canadian network and cloud-neutral data center solution provider while Vertiv specializes in bringing together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services to ensure its customers’ vital applications run continuously.

To help build out its MTL-2 colocation facility with highly resilient electrical and mechanical infrastructure in a phased; modular approach, eStruxture team is said to sought the expertise and solutions of Vertiv in a partnership.

In the development of MTL-2, eStruxture made use of the following equipment it sourced through Vertiv:

  • Liebert® EXL S1 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units with lithium-ion batteries
  • Liebert® 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)

“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.”

MTL-2 has a planned capacity of 30 MW and allows for direct connections to all major clouds, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and more. It is also connected by a path-diverse fiber loop to eStruxture’s other Montreal data centers.

“Our product experts teamed with Vertiv engineers and service professionals to help eStruxture design and deliver a host of long-lasting, reliable solutions that will serve an extensive range of businesses for years to come,” said James Cutrone, president of Javco Mission Critical, a local Vertiv partner.

Still on its quest for market leadership, eStruxture signed an agreement to acquire Shaw Communications’ 65,000 square foot Calgary data center in August.