Data Center Customers Want Scalability, Flexibility, Sustainability | eStruxture’s Jaime Leverton Previews CAPRE’s Southwestern Digital Infrastructure Industry Convention

CAPRE: How did 2019 shape up for eStruxture, and how do you anticipate 2020 going? Leverton: 2020 was decidedly an extraordinary year for eStruxture as we saw our business grow and expand in existing and new markets. We acquired two new facilities – one in Vancouver and another in Calgary, our first one in this market; expanded our first facility in Vancouver and officially launched our 30MW data center in Montreal. With the launch of our Channel Partner Program, we extended the access to our portfolio of data center services to regional partners, as well as international partners whose end users seek to establish a footprint in North America. CAPRE: In what ways is your data center becoming more green or energy-efficient? Leverton: For eStruxture, it starts with the benefit of being located in Canada and taking advantage of the cool climate and the accessibility of clean, renewable hydropower in Montreal and Vancouver. The cool Canadian climate naturally cools infrastructure, thereby reducing the demand for excess power and lowering operating expenses. For example, eStruxture’s MTL-2 facility, is designed to use “free cooling” up to eight months per year and achieve a power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of sub-1.2 at full load. In fact, we are able to achieve an annual average power saving of 70 percent through the use of air flow management techniques such as hot and cold aisle containment, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and air side economizers,…