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Construction begins on Bell’s new LEED Gold data centre

Bell Canada has announced construction of a new Tier 3 Certified data centre in Ottawa and the signing of three long-term co-location contracts worth a total of nearly $100 million from three organizations to use the new facility.


January 26, 2011  


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Bell Canada has announced construction of a new Tier 3 Certified data centre in Ottawa and the signing of three long-term co-location contracts worth a total of nearly $100 million from three organizations to use the new facility.

Scheduled to begin operation in late 2012, according to Bell, the centre is designed to meet LEED Gold standards and to be in the top 2% of data centres for the most effective use of power in North America. The 7,600 square metre building will use green hydro power on a grid separate from most National Capital users and deploy redundant utility components.

“The National Capital area market, with its unique mix of high tech giants and government departments, has been struggling to keep up with the demand for high-end, secure data centre space,” said Stéphane Boisvert, President, Bell Business Markets.

The Ottawa centre will provide Bell customers with co-location, managed hosting and next-generation cloud computing services, such as software as a service and hosted unified communications, the company said.