ROOT Data Center Pioneers Cloud-Neutral Colocation in Canada

Four members of the Canadian cloud ecosystem – AirVM, Guardian, ThinkOn and TSIC – join ROOT’s cloud-neutral environment to improve efficiency, flexibility and security for colocation customers
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MONTREAL - Sept. 23, 2015 - PRLog -- ROOT Data Center, a Canadian colocation facility engineered to satisfy the most demanding computing leaders, continues to stay ahead of market trends by being the first cloud-neutral data center in Canada. This announcement officiates its non-compete position with cloud, welcoming members of the Canadian cloud ecosystem to do business with ROOT colocation customers. ROOT tenants can now connect to a host of cloud management platform (CMP) vendors, cloud providers and hosting services within the data center facility.

“We are excited to support and collaborate with ROOT to meet ICT’s evolving public, private and hybrid cloud requirements,” said Craig McLellan, Chief Executive Officer of ThinkOn. “When you bring together members of the cloud ecosystem all supporting each other while competing for more business, hyper competitive offering and service innovation will follow to evolve the ICT landscape.” AirVM, Guardian, ThinkOn and TSIC are the first four members on board ROOT’s ecosystem – the Cloud Fellowship – extending their services to ROOT customers.

Cloud neutrality offers colocation customers a sense of security by knowing exactly where their data is stored. It also provides ultra low-latency LAN access to a network of Canadian hosted and cloud providers, which in turn, enhances technical and pricing flexibility for the hybrid cloud.

ROOT’s neutrality is a commitment to collaborate and co-create value with the Canadian cloud. “Keeping data center operations independent of cloud services allow us to focus on providing a high-efficient, future-proof data center environment for our network of cloud providers,” said Jason van Gaal, ROOT Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Customers who require more redundancy and resiliency for their infrastructure now have the option to switch or contract multiple cloud providers as their needs evolve instead of getting locked-in to a single provider.”

Cloud Fellowship Program
To celebrate colocation neutrality, ROOT developed a Cloud Fellowship program as a means to grow the community and push the boundaries of service efficiency. The Fellowship brings together members of the cloud ecosystem – from cloud and hosting service providers to consultants, integrators and vendors –  to nurture and support the Canadian cloud environment. This program will officially launch in the beginning of 2016 along with welcoming events in the Greater Montreal Area, details to be announced. To learn about the Cloud Fellowship program, please visit, or contact ROOT Sales & Marketing at

About ROOT Data Center
ROOT is a new generation data center company that provides innovative colocation solutions to the world’s computing leaders. Our modular design promises optimal agility and efficiency, which enables all customers to scale their critical infrastructure and grow their business with confidence, while benefiting from significant reductions in IT expense. ROOT has a track record of innovating within the data center landscape. Prior to pioneering cloud neutrality, ROOT was the first Canadian Data Center to accept Bitcoin, the world’s leading cryptocurrency, as a payment method. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter

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