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April 23 2014

Gastown's Global Relay Celebrates Earth Day With New Innovative Green Data Centre

Warren Roy, Andrew Wilkinson, Naomi Yamamoto at Global Relay’s new data center
 

Global Relay’s new data centre is a custom-built, state-of-the art facility that is entirely designed, owned, and operated by Global Relay. The cloud technology company relied on local talent and supplies to construct the data centre, which is the first of what will be two mirrored facilities.

“We are immensely proud of this data centre,” says CEO & Founder Warren Roy. “It represents the collective efforts of more than fifteen Canadian and American engineering firms. Although immensely challenging, the $24 million, three-year engineering and construction project has far exceeded our expectations.”

Global Relay’s data centre was designed to reduce the company’s carbon footprint to zero using a number of green technologies. The facility uses hydroelectric power and flywheel UPS (uninterruptable power supply) in order to eliminate toxic, failure-prone lead-acid battery UPS systems used in most data centres. The data centre demonstrates Global Relay’s commitment to innovation and sustainability.

In addition to their sustainability initiatives, Global Relay will be hosting the 2014 Gastown Grand Prix. This legendary cycling race will return for another round of exhilarating cycling action at Gastown’s cobblestone streets on Wednesday, July 9th.