February 03, 2014 - 10:05 AM
KAMLOOPS - A $75 million Internet data centre overlooking the Thompson River in Kamloops opened today.
The Tournament Capital location is unique to Telus — one of eight in Canada, expected to account for cloud computing services for thousands of businesses across the country.
The facility, near McGill Road and Bunker Road, has provided nearly 200 construction jobs since the deal was struck back in 2011 to build the centre. Upon completion, it has created 75 permanent Canadian jobs with 25 of them right here in Kamloops.
This location is part of a $3 billion infrastructure and facilities upgrade Telus has been making across the province from 2012 to 2014. The company reports to have contributed $29 billion in operations and technology in B.C. since 2000.
The facility is built to LEED environmental standards and has received Tier lll reliability certification from The Uptime Institute for Design and Construction. The centre is expected to use 80 per cent less power than an average facility of its size.
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