Vancouver Data Center Summit Preview: Q&A with Todd Coleman, eStruxture Data Centers

CALGARY, ALBERTA — Todd Coleman is the President and CEO of eStruxture Data Centers. Todd brings more than 25 years experience in the IT, data center and telecommunications industries. Most recently, Todd was the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Cologix. Todd has also held several senior positions at Level 3 Communications, a global telecommunications company, including Senior Vice President of Data Centers, Senior Vice President of Media Operations and President of Level 3 Communications Europe. Coleman will be a featured speaker at CapRE's Vancouver Data Center Summit November 1, so we caught up with Todd to learn more about his thoughts on the Vancouver market. CapRE: What have you been up to over the last few months? How would you characterize your activity in that time period? Coleman: We’ve got significant amount of opportunity in front of us and fair expansion in Montréal and Vancouver. We just completed a $10 million dollar expansion of MTL 1, which is our flagship downtown facility. We upgraded the power, more than doubled the amount of capacity, and doubled the white space. It’s just been commissioned and is now online. Frankly we’ve been selling into the white space, which is now 60% sold through. We’ve been bringing new capacity online, fully commissioned, adding 4 and a half MW of generators and a new N+1 cooling system. So there’s been no shortage of work going on there. We are also building a Tier 3…