Enovum Data Centers has launched the first phase of its Montreal data center in Canada.

Enovum's facility in Quebec has 70,000 square feet (6,500 sqm) of space currently available with room to expand to 187,500 sq ft (17,400 sqm). Phase 1 has 1.5MW of capacity.

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Upon completion of all phases, the $200 million MTL1 project will have up to 24MW of capacity. The data center is powered by hydroelectricity.

"Our team has been involved in the data center industry since 1999, when we started our managed hosting services provider, GloboTech Communications. With clean hydroelectricity and an advanced telecommunications network, Montreal is a prime choice to build our data center," said Pierre-Luc Quimper, CEO and founder of Enovum.

The company said it will ‘soon begin work’ on the second phase of the faciltiy.

"With our experience and reputation, we sold out the first phase of our data center during prelaunch. We have already started our second phase with delivery expected in Q1 2022," said Anthony Lévesque, Vice President of Operations at Enovum.

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