ROOT Data Center Chooses Air Enterprises' KyotoCooling® as the Preferred Partner for Next Generation Colocation

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Air Enterprises' KyotoCooling®, a Very Simple Business Decision for Growing Colocation Data Center in Quebec

Selecting KyotoCooling® was a very simple business decision for ROOT.

Air Enterprises is pleased to announce that KyotoCooling® will be the cooling method of choice and has been awarded the contract for provisioning of the ROOT Data Center cooling systems for their next generation, Tier 3 colocation facility. This will be KyotoCooling®'s first deployment in the Montreal region, and 3rd in the province of Quebec after organizations such as Quebec Hydro and Bell Canada.

KyotoCooling® revolutionizes the way data centers will be cooled now and into the future. The technology provides the ability to cool over 30kW/rack, reduces facility PUE to 1.2, and allows for the removal of raised floors in the data center which have long amplified server risk surrounding dust, debris and fire.

"Selecting KyotoCooling® was a very simple business decision for ROOT. KyotoCooling® can operate over 98% of the year on free cooling in Montreal, which will allow us to achieve a facility PUE of 1.2 or less," said CEO Jason van Gaal. "Operating a data center that is 50% more efficient than our nearest competitor provides us with a significant competitive advantage. As an added benefit, we also realized that KyotoCooling® would allow us to fit 25% more racks into the same amount of space. The result is a cost of goods sold that is 40% less than any of our local competitors, savings that we pass on to our clients."

Air Enterprises' KyotoCooling® was awarded the contract following a competitive process, conducted by data center design group Planus Corp, which reviewed numerous traditional and emerging cooling technology.

"We are excited to be on the forefront of the next generation data centers with ROOT as we help deliver significant capital and operational cost savings. We were impressed with the ROOT management team and the innovative approach they have taken to deliver the direct and indirect operational cost savings our product will yield for their customers. We are excited about the long term potential of ROOT and the opportunity to continue to work with them as a preferred partner" said Martin Ellis, CEO of Air Enterprises and Manufacturer of KyotoCooling® in North America.

About ROOT Data Center

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% less than existing providers.

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About Air Enterprises & KyotoCooling®

KyotoCooling® is driving the mission of responsible design and addressing the increasing demand on resources by data centers. From the United States to China to Africa, KyotoCooling® is reducing data centers carbon footprint, conserving energy and conserving water with KyotoCooling installations in nine countries, including installations at HP, Bell Canada, United Airlines, BendBroadBand and Cloudsite,

Air Enterprises exclusively licenses KyotoCooling® in North America and designs, sells and manufactures custom air handling solutions to meet any system configuration or space requirement. With 50 years of application experience and a focus on energy savings and sustainability, Air Enterprises partners with the client to deliver the most efficient air handling solution at the lowest total cost.

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Chris Fulton
VP, Sales and Marketing KyotoCooling®
+1 216-916-6625

John Kolar
VP, Mission Critical Solutions
+1 330-322-0170


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