EStruxture Data Centers Inc has acquired Kolotek, a Montréal-based data centre company, from Gaz Métro Plus. No financial terms were disclosed. EStruxture, a Montréal-based network and cloud-neutral data centre operator, said the deal will solidify its position in the local market. EStruxture was launched last year to acquire existing data centre opertators and develop new ones across Canada. It has been backed with $180 million in financing from various sources, including Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Fengate Real Asset Investments.
eStruxture Data Centers acquires Kolotek from Gaz Métro Plus
Improved multi-site and disaster recovery along with high-capacity multi-site options provide growth potential for new and existing customers
MONTREAL, Feb. 13, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – As part of their ongoing strategy to expand across Canada, eStruxture Data Centers announces today that it has acquired Kolotek from Gaz Métro Plus. The move will allow both eStruxture’s and Kolotek’s existing customers to take advantage of multiple physical locations in the greater Montreal region, improving multi-site and disaster recovery options while adding to eStruxture’s collective pool of network providers.
“We are excited by the opportunity to give all our customers more – more locations, more network connections and more choice,” said Todd Coleman, President & CEO of eStruxture. “Our strategy is to expand across Canada while building capacity and a greater depth of products, all in the service of giving customers more. And with our enhanced balance sheet courtesy of our new invested capital and debt facility, our position is stronger than ever.”
Kolotek is a recognized leader in data centers in Quebec, and was the first Tier III Certified Data Center in the Greater Montreal area. Customers frequently praise Kolotek’s reliability, robust infrastructure and customer service. They also maintain a wide range of industry certifications, including PCI DSS and CSAE 3416 / SSAE 16 SOC 1 security certifications.
“We are very proud of the data center business we have built since 2009 and recognized some time ago that our customers would require more capacity, more locations and more network connections to continue to grow their businesses,” said Yvan Lefebvre, General Manager of Kolotek. “We believe this transaction is the right move both for our customers, and for the continued growth of the data center business built by our Kolotek team.”
The acquisition follows eStruxture’s recent announcement that it has secured $180 million in committed capital to enable greater velocity of its organic and inorganic growth plans. The deal will further solidify eStruxture’s leadership position in the Montreal market. Once the transaction is complete, eStruxture will have close to 900 customers from over 30 countries globally. Furthermore, the acquisition will expand the number of sites to 3 – Kolotek on the South Shore, eStruxture’s flagship downtown data center and carrier hub, and eStruxture’s recently announced hyper scale, 30MW data center at the site of the former Montreal Gazette printing facility targeted to come on-line in the second quarter, 2018. All three sites will be connected with high speed network access, providing seamless integration of customer infrastructure across all sites.
eStruxture provides network and cloud-neutral data center solutions designed with the capacity, performance and flexibility to run modern, demanding enterprise applications, and the control to rapidly scale in response to unpredictable changes in business processes. Headquartered in Montréal, the company provides access to an ecosystem of over 900 customers that trust and depend on eStruxture’s mission critical infrastructure and customer-centric support, including carriers, cloud providers, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers. eStruxture offers colocation, private cloud, managed services, bandwidth, and security and support services to customers of all sizes. For more information, go to www.estruxture.com.
As the first secure data centre certified TIER III, PCI, CSAE 3416 and SSAE 16 on the South Shore of Montreal, Kolotek is a specialist of neutral colocation server hosting that has maintained 100% uptime without a single service interruption since its inauguration in 2009. Kolotek offers complete hosting, cloud computing and support services for infrastructure transition projects.
For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA), +1.866.6953629, jsa_eStruxture@jsa.net; Benoit Perreault, GazMétroPlus, 450-641-6328, BPerreault@gazmetroplus.com
Photo courtesy of Kolotek