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ROOT Data Center Announces Plans for Campus Expansion of Its Montréal R1 Data Center – Two Data Centers in One


ROOT Plans to Deploy an Additional 10MW of Power Capacity at Its La
Salle Campus to Support Rapid Customer Growth

Data Center
today announces plans to build a third data center to
become part of its MTL-R1 La Salle campus. MTL-R1B is a greenfield
development that will create an additional 10MW of power capacity,
allowing ROOT Data Center to meet the growing demands of new and
existing customers.

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ROOT Data Center Announces Plans to Build on La Salle Campus (Photo: Business Wire)

ROOT Data Center Announces Plans to Build on La Salle Campus (Photo: Business Wire)

Roughly 20 percent of the new facility's capacity has been pre-sold
prior to beginning construction. This pre-determined agreement is
indicative of ROOT Data Center's long-term commitment to its tenants and
demonstrates its ability to grow and expand as necessary to meet their
evolving demands.

"As their businesses grow, our customers depend upon us to provide the
additional capacity necessary to ensure expansion can take place and
meet the increasingly fast growth rates of our customers," explains AJ
Byers, President and CEO of ROOT Data Center. "With a commitment to
evolving alongside new and future tenants, ROOT is helping to make
Montréal a data center location of choice for growing global
enterprises, ultimately boosting the region's economy."

The rapid, global expansion of cloud-based companies is driven by an
immense increase in data generation. As a result, data center owners and
operators must seek ways to secure the necessary capacity and space to
serve massive cloud deployments without exhausting energy resources.
Montréal has quickly become an optimal location for data center
deployment and digital asset investment as demonstrated by ROOT's
ability to deliver highly-reliable infrastructure, low-cost, green
energy solutions and strict security standards.

This new build follows the recent announcement of an additional 6MW at
. This continued expansion exemplifies ROOT's ongoing
economic investment and development in our community. ROOT's commitment
was recognized by the West Island Chamber of Commerce, naming ROOT as
the winner of three different awards, including Business
of the Year

ROOT's Montréal location offers several strategic advantages for
businesses looking to house their data in Canada. With nearly 100
percent hydro-electrically generated energy, ROOT's data centers are an
environmentally responsible option for data center implementations.
Combined with the province's cool climate and low power rates which are
among the lowest in North America, ROOT's colocation solutions are
substantially more cost-effective than other markets. Located along one
of the most heavily-trafficked routes on the internet connecting Europe
with the U.S., its data centers are ideally positioned to ensure
low-latency connectivity for international business operations and have
the ability to accommodate today's most advanced and high density

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About ROOT Data Center

ROOT is a next-generation data center company that provides colocation
solutions to empower the world's computing leaders. Its modular design
promises optimal agility and efficiency, which enables all customers to
scale their technology infrastructure and grow with confidence. Less
power to waste, more power to you. For more information, visit

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