Audatex Canada selects Q9 to host next-generation SaaS insurance claims platform

Dual data centre solution ensures highest level of security and reliability for Audatex private cloud

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Q9 Networks is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Audatex Canada to provide a co-location and managed services solution for its next generation SaaS insurance claims platform powered by AudaNetTM technology. Q9 is hosting the new platform's production and disaster recovery sites in geographically diverse Canadian data centres.

Under the terms of the multi-year contract, Q9 is providing Audatex Canada with a high-availability data centre infrastructure solution consisting of secure physical space, highly reliable power and cooling and a full suite of managed network infrastructure services, including: firewalls, load balancers, switches and bandwidth.

"By outsourcing our data centre requirements to Q9, we are ensuring the highest levels of security and reliability for our next generation private cloud platform while also keeping our Canadian customer data and backups locally," says Anthony Giagnacovo, Managing Director, Audatex Canada. "We take our role as stewards of our customers' information very seriously and have invested heavily in protecting the data entrusted to us. Hosting our new world-class platform in Canada with Q9 means our customers will have the privacy protection and proximity to data they require. Although we evaluated other providers, Q9's 100 per cent uptime guarantee, N+1 redundancy in all critical data centre systems and solid ownership structure demonstrated that they are the best choice for our clients and their customers."

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. 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 delighted to be providing Audatex Canada with the security and reliability it requires to provide an exceptional user experience for its customers," says David Ralston, Senior Vice President, Sales, Q9 Networks. "Q9 is a well-known and trusted name in Canada's insurance industry. By selecting Q9, Audatex Canada is assured of a data centre services provider with an exclusive focus on Canada, fibre routes between data centres that stay within Canada, consistent standards across all facilities and an exemplary track record supporting mission critical computing environments spanning almost two decades."

About Audatex Canada:

Audatex Canada is the nation's leading provider of property claims information solutions to insurance companies and automotive repair facilities. With its Canadian-based management, product development and professional services teams, the company helps clients automate and manage the resolution of claims settlements efficiently and effectively.  As a wholly owned subsidiary of Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH), a leading global provider of insurance claims processing software and decision support services, Audatex Canada has the global expertise and resources to deliver the latest technologies, data intelligence and business best practices to Canadian clients.

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 national footprint of 14 high-availability data centres spans three provinces, including British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and serves customers in both the public and private sectors. Q9 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: Mark Fairhurst, Director, Marketing, T: 416.498.2905, mark.fairhurst@audatex.ca; Kevin Spikes, Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications, Q9 Networks Inc., Toronto: 416-848-3311, Toll Free: 1-888-696-2266, media.relations@Q9.com

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