Green data centers
USA proximity, Canada benefits
iWeb's green data centers are located in Montréal, Canada. We're just 60 miles from the USA border, with low latency connections to global fiber optic networks in New York. And when you host in Canada with iWeb, you get several additional benefits.
Green hosting in Canada
Our electricity is 100% generated in Canada by renewable energy
Lower costs mean lower prices
Montréal has the lowest priced green elecitricity in North America
Naturally safe and cool
Minimum risk of natural disaster and natural cooling during winter
Low latency global links
New York global fiber optic links without the New York prices
The lowest-priced green hosting
We use energy-efficient technologies and Canada’s renewable resources and cold climate to reduce our carbon footprint and save you money.
Our energy supplier is Hydro Québec, whose electricity production is 100% renewable, and 98% from hydroelectricity. Hydroelectricity only produces just 4 grams of CO2 per Kwh of electricity. That’s 56% less CO2 than wind energy, and less than 1% of that of natural gas and coal. In Québec electricity generation represents just 1% of all Green House Gas emissions, versus 32.5% in the USA.
We use high-tech free cooling technology to cool two of our data centers, cooling your servers using the cold Canadian winter air. Average temperatures in Montreal are significantly lower than most of the United States, with average minimum temperatures below freezing for five months of the year.
Elsewhere we use the industry-leading cooling system, the Liebert DSE Precision Cooling System, which exceeds the ASHRAE minimum standard by 53% and is 70% more efficient than alternative technologies.
Server energy usage is lower depending on the level of server stress, dropping to less than 50% of the maximum energy utilization depending on traffic.
Computing equipment is recycled at the end of its life cycle by Insertech Angus, the first company to be given the highest standard recognized by the association for electronics recycling, ARPE-Québec.
iWeb uses the low power consumption ADVA FSP 3000 low power consumption optical transport solution for the fastest and most efficient data transfer around our growing network.
Management and continuity
iWeb’s network of data centers and points of presence is designed to ensure 100% power and network uptime no matter what the scenario.
iWeb has a team of over 200 highly-trained and experienced staff, assembled over 15 years of hosting and infrastructure management
Access to data centers is controlled by security credentials and biometric verification, via a two-door entrances.
Three levels of power supply prevent power failure: Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) guarantee immediate coverage in the case of grid failure and three low sulphur diesel generators in each data centers provide backup electricity over a longer period.
All data center equipment undergoes maintenance four times per year, by the manufactures or their approved suppliers.
Data center and network operations are monitored 24 hours per day by highly trained staff using a Building Management System (BMS) with centralized, remote controls.
With four data centers and a variety of data backup and security options, we can work with you to spread servers geographically and minimise the risk of losing data.
iWeb works to the American Institute of CPAs SSAE16 standard.