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Canada’s eStruxture opens 30MW data centre

Expansion comes seven months after the company raised a credit facility with Deutsche Bank Credit Solutions and Direct Lending, and a group of Canadian banks, for US$356.69 million.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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November 04, 2021 | 12:58 PM GMT

Canadian colocation data centre company eStruxture has opened a second data centre in Calgary.

Planned for the second half of 2022, the CAL-2 facility boasts 30MW of power and nearly 93,000 sq. ft. of space.

Todd Coleman, president and CEO of eStruxture, said: “We entered the Calgary market three years ago on the belief that the economy would rebound, and the market would develop into a key Canadian data centre market through growth and demand from both existing industries and new industries establishing their data centre footprint here.

“We have experienced this growth first-hand, filling out our capacity at CAL-1, our first facility in Calgary. At eStruxture, we are confident that Calgary is becoming one of Canada’s critical data centre hubs.

“We are very proud to be building a Canadian colocation powerhouse, and are committed to investing in the Canadian economy, creating more jobs, and providing the very best service to our customers, including large-scale companies.”

eStruxture operates today a total of 15 facilities located in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal.

The company has recently named Maria Bolovis as senior vice-president, infrastructure operations and technology and Chris Ingram as senior vice-president, sales and marketing.

Prior to joining the company, Bolovis was a regional leader of data centre operations at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and was instrumental in building up their cloud and data centre presence across Canada and abroad. She brings over 15 years of deep data centre operations and engineering experience.

With over 25 years of experience in enterprise sales and sales leadership, Ingram has worked across the colocation and managed services industry. Prior to joining eStruxture, he held senior sales executive positions at the likes of Scalar Decisions, Bell Canada’s National Hosting Services division and Q9 Networks.

Coleman said: “Thanks to our significant growth over this past year it became imperative that we take a more focused approach in key functional areas to continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, employees, and shareholders.

”We are delighted to have both Maria and Chris join our dynamic and talented team, and are confident their leadership, extensive industry expertise, and vision will further accelerate eStruxture’s growth.”

Last May, eStruxture secured incremental equity financing from Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Fengate Asset Management (Fengate) as well as a credit facility with Deutsche Bank Credit Solutions and Direct Lending, and a group of Canadian banks, for a total of over $600 million Cdn (US$356.69 million).

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