Primus Business Services Awarded Tier III Construction Certification by
TORONTO, July 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Primus Business Services, a division of
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., today announced Canada's first
Tier III design and construction certified data centre will open its
doors on August 1. After rigorous evaluation and stress testing, the
GTA facility with its 30,000 square feet of raised flooring and 1,000
cabinet capacity is the only multi-tenant data centre in Canada to be
awarded Uptime Institute's Tier III Certification for Design and
Construction. Primus Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.), NYSE: PTGI.
"Uptime Institute is duly impressed with Primus Toronto DC3 and its Tier
III Facility Certification, the first and only awarded to a commercial
data centre in Canada," said Vince Renaud, Senior Tier Certification
Authority, Uptime Institute. "To receive Tier III Facility
Certification, Primus first undertook a comprehensive review of the
design, and then performed 39 functional demonstrations while Uptime
Institute was on-site. The Primus facility passed all demonstrations on
the first attempt. We can say with confidence this new facility will
offer its clients the best-in-class data centre services in Canada."
This certification ensures clients will benefit from concurrent
maintainability, meaning Toronto DC3 will never be shut down for
maintenance or to replace any element of the capacity or distribution.
In addition, this data centre exceeds Tier III requirements by meeting
the fault tolerance capabilities of Tier IV facilities to offer
customers further reliability.
Certification also eliminates the need for Canadian businesses and
organizations to take on the responsibility of validating their own
data centre's design and reliability, which includes anything from
service disruptions to other IT problems. This means they are not only
given peace of mind by not having to worry about risk, but they will
save the costs associated with paying for their own audits.
"By engaging Uptime Institute as an unbiased party to validate the
design and its implementation, Primus eliminates doubts as to the
performance potential of the underlying infrastructure. It provides a
'safe' business decision for the site's end users, without hesitation
or uncertainty as to the engineering details," said Julian Kudritzki,
Senior Vice President of Uptime Institute.
"Our new data centre has earned the highest degree of independent
validation in Canada. A first in the industry and a direct reflection
of our commitment to providing the highest level of service to our
clients," said AJ Byers, Executive Vice President of Primus Business
Services. "Beyond the normal Tier III testing, we spent a significant
amount of time conducting stress testing where we challenged the
electrical and cooling infrastructure, loading it to 170% of design
capacity to demonstrate its capacity without failure."
About Primus Business Services
Primus Business Services is a national leader in advanced communication
solutions and data centre technology, providing a comprehensive
portfolio of infrastructure and managed solutions that deliver
reliability, security and compliance to meet the needs of Canadian
businesses. Primus Business Services owns and manages eight
state-of-the-art, highly reliable, SSAE-16 certified data centres
across Canada. Primus Business Services is a division of Primus
Telecommunications Canada Inc., a subsidiary of PTGi. Visit www.primuspbs.ca for more information.
PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading
provider of advanced communication solutions, including, traditional
and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, collocation,
hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential
customers in the United States and Canada. PTGi is also one of the
leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile
network operators worldwide. PTGi owns and operates its own global
network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted
IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, fiber capacity, and data
centers located in Canada. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in
About Uptime Institute
Uptime Institute provides independent thought leadership, certification,
education and professional services for the global Data Centre industry
in over 50 countries. It serves all industry stakeholders, including
enterprise and third-party owners and operators, manufacturers, service
providers and engineers. Through Uptime Institute Professional
Services, Uptime Institute delivers due diligence assessments and
Certifications of site infrastructure and site management in accordance
with the Tier and Operational Sustainability Standards.
Uptime Institute, a division of The 451 Group, is headquartered in New
York, with offices in key locations, including San Francisco,
Washington DC, London, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Sao Paulo, Dubai, and
Singapore. The 451 Group also owns 451 Research, a leading
technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the
business of enterprise IT innovation.
SOURCE Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.
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