Scalability key for fast-growing consumer company
TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Q9 Networks is pleased to announce that
it has been selected by Vancouver-based LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
to provide high availability co-location services for its critical
company-wide business systems, including its manufacturing, retail and
LUSH Cosmetics produces and sells a variety of handmade cosmetic
products including soaps, creams, bath bubbles, and shampoos. The
company has 183 stores across North America with its head office based
in Vancouver, British Columbia. Globally, the company has more than 800
stores in 51 countries.
Q9 is providing LUSH Cosmetics with secure physical space, highly
reliable power, bandwidth and 7x24 monitoring to ensure the highest
levels of performance and reliability for all of its business systems.
"We chose Q9 for a number of reasons," says Paul Jackson, IT Director,
North America, LUSH Cosmetics. "LUSH is a fast growing company that is
highly dependent on IT systems which enable growth. High availability
and scalability are key requirements for our business. Q9's physical
security is top notch and their hands and eyes service ensures that if
anything does go wrong, there are resources available on immediate
notice to take corrective action."
Q9 designs, builds and operates its data centres to meet the most
demanding IT infrastructure requirements, including the increased power
and cooling demands of today's high density computing devices. LUSH
shops, staff, and customers are protected by Q9's 100 percent,
SLA-backed uptime guarantees on both power and network availability.
Customer equipment and data centre environmental parameters are
monitored 7x24 by Q9's Control Centre, staffed by experts versed in all
aspects of IT and facilities management.
"We are very pleased to be providing LUSH Cosmetics with the data centre
infrastructure it needs to continue on its high-growth trajectory,"
says Q9 Chief Executive Officer, Osama Arafat. "LUSH Cosmetics is an
example of a leading company that has achieved success by focusing on
its core competencies. By outsourcing its data centre and network
requirements to Q9, LUSH Cosmetics is ensuring a robust and secure
environment for its critical systems."
About Q9 Networks:
Q9 Networks Inc. is Canada's leading provider of outsourced data centre
infrastructure for organizations with mission-critical IT operations.
Q9's data centres and network are backed by an industry leading SLA
that guarantees 100 per cent network and power availability. Q9
services, including: co-location, bandwidth, dedicated servers,
firewalls, load balancing, virtual private networking (VPN) and
back-up/restore, enable the rapid provisioning and scalability of
client infrastructure. Q9 Networks is owned by an investor group
comprising Canada's largest communication company, BCE Inc., and some
of the largest and most experienced North American pension and private
equity funds, including: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Providence
Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners LLC.
SOURCE: Q9 Networks Inc.
For further information:
Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications
Q9 Networks Inc.
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