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Telus invests $33 million+ in Quebec to open green Internet data centre

Telus Corp. today announced an investment of more than $33 million in an Uptime Institute Tier III certified Intern...


October 8, 2008  


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Telus Corp. today announced an investment of more than $33 million in an Uptime Institute Tier III certified Internet data centre to be located in Laval, Que.

The facility will be designed according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.

Telus currently operates eight data centres across Canada, each of which is connected to its national Internet protocol (IP) network and serves as a secure platform for providing Managed Information Technology (IT), Unified Communications and Contact Centre Solutions.

The facility will be connected to six mega-volt-amps of power, equivalent to the needs of more than 5,000 homes.

To counter the heat generated by the computer servers, its high density power design and efficient heat exchange system will turn Quebec’s cold climate into “free cooling” during two thirds of the year.