Located on a 25-acre site in Guelph, Ontario, this mission-critical facility assists the Province of Ontario in implementing their objective of becoming an “e-government” by enabling client-focused, integrated, accessible and cost-effective IT services in an enterprise-level data centre. The facility contains a 2,790 m² raised floor area with provisions for future expansion of 2,790 m². In addition to the Data Centre, the project includes a Computer Control Room, Contingency Response Centre, Central Utilities Plant, Office and Support areas, and Print Facility — all designed and constructed to allow for the possibility of a non-disruptive, second phase expansion that would not interfere with the operations of the existing facility.
The new Data Centre fulfilled criteria as a Fault-Tolerant Data Centre, receiving Uptime™ Tier 4 Certification in March 2010. Currently there are fewer than five Tier 4 certified sites in the world. The project received LEED Certification in 2011.