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ROOT Data Center’s New Next-Generation Colocation Facility Utilizes Comprehensive Power Management Solutions from Eaton

ROOT Data Center’s New Next-Generation Colocation Facility Utilizes Comprehensive Power Management Solutions from Eaton
August 11
12:34 2014

MONTREAL – Power management company Eaton today announced an agreement to deliver power distribution and power quality solutions to ROOT Data Center’s new state-of-the- art, Tier 3 colocation facility in Montreal, Canada. ROOT Data Center, a next-generation data center colocation provider, selected Eaton to help lower the cost of operation and enhance energy efficiency at its facility. Eaton will provide its Power Xpert™ 9395 uninterruptible power system (UPS) and Remote Power Panel (RPP) to help ROOT Data Center reduce utility costs and allow it to extend costs savings to customers.

With Eaton’s solutions, ROOT Data Center is aiming to become the first colocation facility in the Montreal region to deploy a highly efficient, high-density 415/240-volt power management platform.

“We carefully considered a number of power solutions providers for our next-generation data center facility and found that Eaton stood out amongst the competitors, offering an extremely versatile product line combined with premium service capabilities,” said Jason van Gaal, chief executive officer, ROOT Data Center. “Eaton’s large local presence and responsive delivery services will assist ROOT Data Center in maximizing reliability and scalability to meet customer needs, while also playing a key role in our ability to maintain uptime per customer service-level agreements and position us as an industry pricing leader.”

Eaton’s RPP power distribution solutions are designed to deliver 30 kilowatt (kW) of power to each rack within ROOT Data Center’s colocation facility. The Eaton configuration is engineered to help reduce power distribution costs by more than 20 percent and improve data center efficiency by as much as 10 percent over other local colocation providers. ROOT Data Center also found value in Eaton’s corrective and preventive maintenance service offering to help keep its mission-critical business up-and-running.

“When aggressively targeting high efficiency in a colocation facility, you need advanced power distribution and management solutions that can adapt to customer needs,” said Umesh Patel, general manager, Eaton Power Quality Division, Canada. “Eaton’s solutions align with a state-of-the-art facility like ROOT Data Center to help establish itself as an industry leader with advanced service features for enhanced efficiency, reliability and modularity.

” ROOT Data Center will deploy Eaton’s 9395 UPS to provide backup power and scalable runtimes to support growing customer needs. The 9395 can operate at 99 percent efficiency, featuring an advanced touch screen and capabilities designed to achieve power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.2. The 9395 utilizes Eaton’s ground-breaking Energy Saver System (ESS), a part of its Energy Advantage Architecture™ which provides capabilities for information technology (IT) and facility managers to maximize the performance of their UPS.

ROOT Data Center is a disruptive, next generation data center colocation provider that offers colocation services for less than the cost of power. The $20M Tier 3, carrier neutral, 5MW, 500 server rack facility is strategically located less than 15 minutes from downtown Montreal and the airport. ROOT will be the first data center provider in Montreal to deploy a next generation cooling technology that allows ROOT to offer services for 30-70 percent less than existing providers. For more information, visit

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

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