OTTAWA, July 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Grade A, one of the largest and fastest
growing managed IT companies in Canada has made a strategic investment
in Ottawa's Granite Networks. Granite Networks is Ottawa and Eastern
Ontario's only data centre designed to meet Tier 3 and LEED standards.
Having deployed and managed nearly 6000 servers for over 600 clients,
Grade A has seen its fair share of data centres. "With more and more
clients moving to cloud and high availability internet solutions, the
market demand for Tier 3 data centres has never been greater," said
Grade A CEO Allan Ghosn, "Granite's Tier 3 Ottawa data centre is one of
the very best in Canada so this is an excellent strategic fit for Grade
"Over the years, Grade A has hired a considerable number of former Magma
Communications employees," said Ghosn, "in large part because their
commitment to customer service went far beyond most other providers.
Watching the company develop over the past year, it was very clear to
us that Granite is taking a page out of their very successful playbook.
The decision to invest in Granite became quite easy for us when we
looked at combining their Tier 3 Ottawa data centre with our own full
range of managed services."
"We are thrilled that Grade A made the decision to make this strategic
investment in Granite Networks," said Granite's CEO Rainer Paduch.
"Grade A has a tremendously gifted management team and we are excited
about the ability to work more closely with them. Their investment also
provides Granite with an extensive range of proven, best-in-class
managed services to introduce to our growing customer base."
Built to industry leading standards, Granite Networks' Tier 3 Ottawa
data centre includes multiple certifications and provides 100%
redundant mechanical, electrical and networking facilities. "Granite's
carrier and vendor neutral Ottawa data centre is designed to meet the
increasingly demanding network and high density power needs of
businesses and government agencies. We are in a hyper-digital
economy," said Granite Networks' CEO Rainer Paduch, "and the growing
demands on internet infrastructure really dictate that the only place
that companies should consider hosting their servers is in a data
centre designed to Tier 3 standards."
About Granite Networks:
Granite Networks manages the first and only data centre in Ottawa and
Eastern Ontario designed to meet industry leading Tier 3 and LEED
standards. Its data centre facility features multiple certifications
and offers Ottawa's only vendor and carrier neutral data centre
As Ottawa's fastest growing data centre company, Granite Networks
provides flexible colocation, managed services and cloud hosting
services to business and government clients in Eastern Ontario and
Western Quebec. The company's data centre solutions feature standard
industry certifications, carrier neutrality, high-density power
options, ultra reliable networking, and a truly exceptional commitment
to customer service.
For more information, visit: www.granite-networks.ca
About Grade A:
Established in 2002, Grade A is a leading managed IT company that serves
small to mid sized firms. Headquartered in Ottawa Canada, Grade A
plans, builds and has managed IT projects for over 600 firms. Its
management group has over 100 combined years of business and technology
For more information, visit: www.gradeA.ca
SOURCE: Granite Networks
For further information:
Rainer Paduch, CEO
Granite Networks Inc.,613-836-8800
Allan Ghosn, CEO
Grade A, 613-721-3331