OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - To support the growth of the tech sector,
Granite Networks has emerged as the first and only Tier 3 data center
in Eastern Ontario, by building the largest independent hosting
facility of any kind in Ottawa.
James Mackenzie, CEO of Granite Networks, offers an optimistic outlook:
"Ottawa had lost some of its lustre within the high-tech space, but we
are bringing back the shine with a specialty data centre facility with
four main features: carrier neutrality, support for super densities,
high reliability, and legendary customer service."
Data centres act as warehouses for hundreds and thousands of networked
computer servers, storing everything from videos and music, to emails
and webpages, to online games and business transactions, and enabling
users around the globe to connect and access this information around
"Our location offers access to over a hundred strands of fibre. This
means we can deliver the bandwidth our customers need from any carrier
they prefer, rather than dictating their choice and forcing pricing
terms on them. This allows our customers to save money with economies
of scale by right-sizing their infrastructure. Increasing that value
with redundancy and designing to the Uptime Institute's Tier 3
standards is a perfect match to our most important goal: providing our
customers with legendary customer service."
This focus on customer service comes from the strengths of the team,
comments Jason van Gaal, COO. "We've made an effort to find people who
are passionate about what they do, in the same way that our customers
are passionate about what they do. If you combine great people, great
processes and great technology, you get a winning combination that
gives our customers a highly reliable and convenient solution to
support their mission critical infrastructure."
Peter McGillvray, VP of Sales adds that "the market is demanding a
change to something better", noting the huge growth of data centre
requirements in Canada, which is estimated at $4 billion according to
IDC Canada. "Small to medium businesses feel the pain quickly when
services go down or their calls aren't answered. We've gone through
great efforts to ensure a high level of reliability with legendary
customer service, making us an obvious choice for local companies to
help them do what they do best."
About Granite Networks
Granite Networks is a vendor and carrier neutral hosting company built
with Tier 3 and LEED standards in mind, offering colocation, managed
services, and cloud hosting services to small and medium businesses in
the Ottawa area and beyond. This specialty data centre focuses on four
main features: carrier neutrality, support for high densities, high
reliability, and legendary customer service.
SOURCE Granite Networks
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