Increased Demand for Colocation Services in Montreal leads to GTT PoP at ROOT

As major cloud providers and multinational enterprises continue to expand their operations throughout Canada, the data center sector is seeing growing demand for colocation services in Montreal.

Root Data Center, for instance, has announced that GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) has established a Point of Presence (PoP) in its Montreal-based MTL-R2 facility, which is Canada’s largest wholesale data center. GTT’s offers a Tier 1, top-five global IP network that spans six continents including North America, Europe, and Asia.

“Through GTT, ROOT Data Center customers now have more connectivity options,” stated AJ Byers, ROOT’s President and CEO. “Companies throughout North America, including top technology firms that have IT infrastructure in Canada, can now benefit from ROOT’s cutting-edge colocation services coupled with GTT’s internet and wide area networking services, including secure and private connectivity to leading cloud service providers.”

All ROOT Data Center facilities utilize advanced network infrastructure and are highly-scalable. They’re also cost-effective and built with green technologies as well as strict security standards. ROOT offers highly-effective colocation and high-density racks along with rapid deployment, carrier-neutral facility designation and 55MW of power capacity.

ROOT is also at forefront of the green revolution with renewable hydroelectric power resources and free air-cooling systems. The cool Canadian climate provides cost-effective energy efficiency for the company.

“ROOT Data Center’s Montreal facility is located along one of the busiest routes for InternCola1et traffic between Europe and the U.S.,” said Jeff Beer, GTT division president, Carrier. “With this new PoP, ROOT’s multinational customers are able to combine industry-leading infrastructure with GTT’s global reach to support their international business operations.”