As International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2018 draws near, technology industry stakeholders from all corners of the global telecom community are preparing to share exciting news and developments with prospective customers, partners and peers. Key industry executives representing a wide range of organizations, from traditional telcos and wholesalers, to hyperscalers and network providers, will gather in Chicago May 6-9 to explore the current state and future of the telecommunications industry. With a strong commitment to innovation, ROOT Data Center is gearing up for a trip to the Windy City to discuss data center trends, challenges and solutions with other industry stakeholders.
As a growing number of enterprises migrate to the cloud, many organizations find themselves in need of a massive amount of network capacity for global interconnectivity, as well as an effective way to achieve secure and reliable connectivity between hybrid environments and cloud deployments. ROOT Data Center is working toward addressing the growing need for increased network capacity and connectivity options with new investment resources and multiple exciting initiatives.
Recently, the company secured 90 million dollars in new financing from Goldman Sachs to enable expansion into new regions and markets as well as increased investment in capacity. In addition, leveraging a new partnership with GTT Communications, ROOT Data Center’s Montreal facility, MTL-R2, now provides customers with more network options, enabling hyperscalers to reach their global customer base with fast and reliable connectivity. A wholesale-first facility, MTL-R2 was designed to suit businesses with multi-megawatt capacity needs, providing access to an abundance of real estate to accommodate expansion and affordable, renewable power.
ROOT Data Center has also become a pioneer in the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning throughout the data center. With a focus on providing customers maximum reliability, ROOT Data Center has partnered with AI and machine learning technology firm, LitBit, to reduce the risk of data center downtime. Utilizing deep datasets to monitor and manage the overall health and status of critical systems within the Montreal-based facility, this new AI strategy is the first of its kind in the wholesale data center industry.