eStruxture has opened its second colocation data center in Calgary, Canada.

The new facility, Cal-2, spans 93,000 sq ft (8640 sqm) and offers 20MW of capacity to cloud service providers and network carriers. According to the company, Cal-2 has been built to Tier III standards.

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“This new data center opening is a key milestone for our company, with Calgary becoming one of Canada's critical data center hubs, and it's a great example of our unwavering commitment to growing our business in Canada and to continuing to invest in sustainable and efficient state-of-the-art facilities,” said Todd Coleman, president and CEO of eStruxture.

The new data center is anticipated to bring jobs to the area for skilled technical workers and engineers and hopes to also attract other large technology companies to the area.

The data center uses waterless cooling and, according to the company, will support its ‘mission to elevate its environmental stewardship.’ Cal-2’s datasheet does not state its PUE.

First announced in November 2021, Cal-2 is significantly larger than the Cal-1 facility the company bought from Shaw Communications in 2019. The two data centers are connected via a fully-diverse fiber ring.

eStruxture was launched in 2017, and claims to be the only Canadian-owned and operated data center platform. The company operates 15 data centers across Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, and Vancouver with a total footprint of 760,000 sq ft (~70,600 sqm) and 130MW of power.

In January 2023, eStruxture secured CDN$170 million (US$127m) in financing from a variety of financial institutions including Scotiabank, National Bank, BMO, and Deutsche Bank, so as to further expand across Canada.

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