Telus is a Canadian telecommunication company. Telus offers a wide range of telecommunication services and products such as voice, satellite television and internet access. Telus is headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
Telus has constructed a $65 million data center in Quebec, Canada in order to boost managed web hosting solutions and cloud computing services for Canadian businesses. Telus has plans to invest $13 million in web hosting infrastructure and IT services. Quebec facility is Telus communication’s first data center built to LEED (leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold standards. Weather in Rimouski allows more efficient cooling of servers enabling natural cooling condition. Telus expects data center will
consume only 40 hours/year of cooling via mechanical cooling systems. This facility is highly secured and it is more than 250 kilometers from urban centers.
President of Telus Atlantic and Quebec François Gratton said, “TELUS and our 5,500 Quebec-based team members are proud to celebrate our 85 years of history in the province with the opening of our new flagship facility. This is another significant investment for TELUS in Quebec, building on the $12.3 billion since 2000 that has enabled our presence to be felt in every corner of the province. At TELUS, our clients are our top priority and our team of professionals is dedicated to helping businesses develop their full potential by offering them all the tools they need to stand out and succeed. With our new Internet Data Centre, companies can now harness the power of managed hosting and cloud computing solutions that are not only reliable, secure and flexible, but also hosted, managed and delivered in Canada.”
This facility is equipped with interconnection with data centers across nations and also to national IP network. Telus data center in Quebec uses natural cooling technique and non-traditional cooling solution such as closed-loop cooling system.
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