AMPD Ventures Inc. Formally Announces Plans for Second Sustainable Data Centre, AMPD DC2
January 21, 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia – Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 – AMPD Ventures Inc. (“AMPD” or the “Company”, CSE: AMPD; FRA: 2Q0) is pleased to formally announce that, due to better-than-expected demand for its first sustainable data centre, AMPD DC1, plans for AMPD’s second data centre (“DC2”) have been accelerated.
As with DC1, DC2 is being developed through a strategic partnership between AMPD and Hynes Developments Inc (“Hynes”). Hynes has been specializing in developing forward-looking mixed use buildings in partnership with architects such as the renowned Arthur Erickson since 1988, seeking to optimize the relationship between built environments and the communities that utilize them. DC2 continues AMPD’s and Hynes’ commitment to developing a more sustainable approach to urban data. Systems within the data centres will capture the heat generated by the servers and re-purpose it for use in the surrounding residential buildings, as well as producing clean drinking water.
“As high-performance computing requirements become an ever more ubiquitous component of modern urban life, proximity to next-generation computing resources will be a key factor in determining where the jobs and entertainment of the future will be created,” said Stephen Hynes, CEO of Hynes Developments. “The combination of our real estate development track record and AMPD’s expertise in high-performance computing enables these solutions to exist right where people want to live, work, and play in a way that contributes positively to the environment.”
Hynes purchased 1508 W 2nd Avenue, adjacent to the current DC1 location at 1540 W 2nd Avenue in August 2019. It is expected that plans will be submitted to the city for approval by the end of this month, and that DC2 will be operational during the second half of 2020.
DC2 is expected to offer up to six times the capacity of DC1, with 1.2 megawatts of available power. At full utilization, it is expected that DC2 could generate up to CAD $1.4M per month of top line revenue for AMPD, taking the total monthly revenue target, assuming full utilization, across DC1 and DC2 up to CAD$1.6M. The proximity of the two data centres creates significant operational economies of scale.
AMPD’s urban data centre approach represents other benefits when it comes to providing infrastructure for the latest low-latency applications.
“AMPD’s mission is to eradicate latency wherever and however we can,” said AMPD CEO, Anthony Brown. “Part of that mission involves reducing the distance between our servers and the people and companies using those servers. For example, an eSport athlete playing a game on AMPD’s network might be sitting a few miles away from the data centre, as opposed to hundreds of miles away with current commodity cloud.”
Previously announced plans for building a data centre on the North Shore Campus of Capilano University are also progressing.
About AMPD Ventures Inc.
AMPD specializes in providing high-performance cloud and computing solutions for low-latency applications, including video games and eSports, digital animation and visual effects, and big data collection, analysis and visualization. For further information concerning the company and its business, please see the long-form prospectus dated October 11th, 2019, supporting its application for listing on the CSE. A copy of the prospectus was filed under the company’s profile at SEDAR.
About Hynes Developments.
Hynes Developments is a nimble, innovative, research-oriented development company focused on creating environments that are responsive to the needs of people and communities. Hynes understands how architecture, technology and urban form influence the lives and well-being of the people they serve, with a focus on creating developments that are socially, environmentally and economically sensitive within local and global contexts.
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