MGCS New Data Centre
Completed in early 2010, the new Tier IV Data Centre for the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) is located on a 25-acre site in Guelph, Ontario. The 218,830 sf 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. The Facility and the complete site were designed in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In addition to the raised floor area (Data Centre), the Facility includes a Computer Control Room, Contingency Response Centre, Central Utilities Plant, Office and Support areas, and Print Facility. The Facility was 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.