CARRYING OUT MULTIPLE DATA CENTER EXPANSIONS
Vantage Data Centers has announced that it plans to invest CAD$900 million (715.63 million USD) for the rapid expansion of its operations in Canada.
Through this investment, Vantage plans to expand its QC4 Montreal campus with the addition of a third data center facility which will offer a total capacity of 21MW and 94,000 square feet. Once fully developed, the QC4 campus is expected to deliver a total of 48MW IT capacity and be powered by nearly 100% renewable energy from Hydro-Québec.
Secondly, Vantage has begun the construction of a third Montreal data center campus (QC6), which will also be powered with nearly 100% renewable energy.
In Quebec City, that company has further acquired an additional eight acres of land to expand its QC2 data center campus.
“Our continued investment and expansion in the Province of Quebec cements Vantage Data Centers as the largest hyperscale digital infrastructure provider in Canada,” said Maxime Guévin, vice president and general manager of Vantage’s Canadian business.
“The Quebec Province is an ideal location for data centers due to our green and affordable power options, rich connectivity, cool climate and business-friendly culture. We look forward to welcoming our global customers to our new facilities later this year.”
According to Vantage, the third facility planned for QC4 Montreal campus is expected to be ready for customers in the fourth quarter of 2022.
“With this significant investment, Vantage is consolidating its presence in our beautiful region and recognizing its leadership in the new technology ecosystem. We are fortunate to have a company that is committed to the attractiveness of our Capitale-Nationale region, but also to its potential and its boldness,” said Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region.
In Europe, Vantage recently announced that it plans to build a second data center on its 55MW Frankfurt campus (FRA1) located in Offenbach, Germany. As an expansion of the company’s flagship EU campus, the new data center is designed to offer 16MW of critical IT capacity and 13,000 square meters (140,000 square feet) of data center space once fully developed.