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The data center chooses Quebec for its climate

The data center chooses Quebec for its climate

Computing and data protection companies are looking out for the cold winter in Quebec.

It is also for this reason, among other things, that Vantage decided to increase investment in the province, which is already well established in Quebec and Montreal.

“It’s cold. All year round, the temperature is much cooler. This allows us to not use electricity to cool the rooms. At the moment, the units are not working, and they are not consuming electricity, because specifically, we can use the outside temperature to cool the rooms from the inside” , as stated by the president and general manager of Vantage, Maxime Guérin.

In addition to the climate, Vantage’s CEO says, two other reasons tip the scales.

The environment is also one aspect that helps Quebec do well in attracting businesses and clients.

Hydro-Québec produces 99.6% of its green energy. So it is green energy. It’s very attractive to companies like us, which are already positioned to become carbon neutral by 2030. Electricity costs are lower in Quebec and running a data center like that, with a lot of capacity, you’ll realize has a direct impact on our operating costs, which are lower”, CEO confirms.

The increased demand for its services during the pandemic forced Vantage to expand and build a new data center that required an investment of 900 million.

“We are very proud of it. It represents a 150% growth in the physical capacity that we have today. It is to meet the demand. With COVID, we have seen an increase in these orders. We can think of all the employees who have worked from home since the start of the pandemic.”

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Watch the full interview in the video above.