eStruxture recently completed the transformation of a former newspaper printing press into a modern, sustainable data center in Montreal. Their partnership with the Architects of Continuity™ from Vertiv was a key component of building out the MTL-2 facility that officially launched on October 10, 2019. A newly released case study details how the companies collaborated to meet the market need while increasing operational efficiency and reducing its overall environmental footprint.
Vertiv specializes in bringing together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services to ensure its customers’ vital applications run continuously, perform optimally and grow with their business needs. eStruxture used a variety of solutions sourced by Vertiv for its MTL-2 facility, including the following:
- 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)
Through its partnership with Vertiv, eStruxture has set itself up to provide global businesses with scalable, efficient colocation solutions that can support growth throughout the Montreal market.
“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. 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.” – Todd Coleman, CEO for eStruxture
“eStruxture is making great strides to outfit all areas of Canada with access to options for cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation and connectivity services, and we are thrilled to be part of it. 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.” – James Cutrone, president of Javco Mission Critical
The MTL-2 data center has a planned capacity of 30 MW. Thanks to the efficiency of the design, the facility also offers customers unique disaster recovery advantages including office and storage space. MTL-2 allows for direct connections to all major clouds, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and more. It is connected by a redundant and path-diverse fibre loop to eStruxture’s other Montreal data centers, allowing for greater connectivity and diversity options.