Electronic Products & Technology

Data centre campus opens in Richmond Hill

Stephen Law   

Electronics Embedded Systems Engineering Software Engineering

DC1 – one of the most advanced data centres in Canada opened recently in the Greater Toronto Area. Nestled into in a five-building digital campus in Richmond Hill ON, the development was created by the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and Urbacon Data Centre Solutions Inc. (UDCS) a leading owner and operator and manager of wholesale colocation data centres. 

With 10 MW of critical power, DC1 is the first to open in a five-building digital campus in Richmond Hill ON. With ground-breaking on DC2 and white space available as of July 1, 2017 in a new state-of-the-art 30 MW data centre in downtown Montreal, UDCS is at the forefront in responding to demand for highly reliable, highly efficient, highly secure, scalable and interconnected colocation options with its next generation data centres.

Reliable, efficient design
The Richmond Hill digital campus has a total power availability of 80 MW, in 500,000 SF of data centres with highly reliable 2N design to ensure uninterrupted power supply. As the first Canadian wholesale colocation provider to install the eco-superior KyotoCooling system, UDCS takes advantage of the most economical and efficient data center cooling technology on the market today. The facilities are designed to achieve a 1.1 or better Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), providing a significant power saving to UDCS’s clients.


Arrival of a key player
The Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ is a proud partner in both DC1 in Richmond Hill and the new Montreal data centre. “The Canadian market provides unique opportunities to international companies with its lower dollar and security advantages over the U.S. market,” says Mancini, President of UDCS. “With facilities in both Montreal and Richmond Hill, UDCS and FTQ are creating a Canadian data centre eco-system right in the heart Canada’s high-tech corridor.”

About Urbacon Data Centre Solutions Inc.
UDCS is the leading wholesale colocation provider in Canada with multiple next generation data centres in diverse locales around the country. It offers high connectivity, high efficiency, high security, flexible geography, expansion potential and organizational depth and breadth to ensure its client’s data is secure. Urbacon Data Centre Solutions Inc. is dedicated to the development, construction and maintenance of data centres and mission-critical facilities. Please visit www.udcsdatacentres.com for complete details about all its data centre sites.

About the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ
Launched in 1991, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ promotes economic growth and employment in Québec by strategically investing in profitable and socially responsible real estate projects in partnership with other industry leaders. The Fonds immobilier backs residential, office, commercial, institutional and industrial projects of all sizes across Québec. At December 31, 2016, the Fonds immobilier had 48 projects with a combined value of $2.9 billion in progress that will create some 24,000 jobs, along with 41 properties under management, 17 million square feet of land slated for development and $59 million invested in affordable, social and community housing. The Fonds immobilier is a member of the Canada Green Building Council.




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