Eastlink chooses Nova Scotia for 2nd Data Centre

HALIFAX, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Halifax, NS - Building on its successful Data Centre operations in Bermuda, Eastlink announced today that the company will operate a second location based in Sambro, NS (otherwise known as the Pennant Point Data Centre).

"We have been operating this line of business successfully in Bermuda for several years serving the Government of Bermuda and multinational finance and insurance companies," said Lee Bragg, Eastlink CEO. "Our Canadian business customers have told us that they are looking for comparable services and this new location enables us to deliver on that."

As business and public sector organizations generate ever-increasing quantities of mission-critical data, the protection and security of this information is, in turn, driving demand for Data Centre capacity.

"We chose Nova Scotia for this significant investment," continued Mr. Bragg. "We've already invested almost $3M in Phase 1 and intend to continue to invest in the capabilities of this location, making it a world-class data centre for local clients as well as national and international customers."

Eastlink has managed critical voice, data, and Internet services for businesses of all types and sizes, as well as for public sector clients in hospitals, police, education and government for many years.

"We've always taken a proactive approach to managing and monitoring our network and risk factors. That will allow us to manage client information so that our clients can focus on what's most important to them, which is managing their business," said Mr. Bragg.

Currently, operational and serving Atlantic Canadian customers already, Eastlink's Pennant Point Data Centre:

  • delivers exceptional network connectivity, accessibility, reliability, and security
  • is carrier neutral
  • provides high levels of site and building security that is monitored and alarmed 24/7/365
  • houses servers in a secure, controlled, and professionally managed environment
  • delivers fully redundant, uninterruptable power and cooling (fault tolerance systems)

"In many cases, smaller local and regional companies can't always afford the upgrades required to have an on-site data centre so Pennant Point can provide them with main Data Centre space," explains Mr. Bragg. "For larger business and government clients, this Centre provides them with the site diversity they require giving them higher levels of redundancy."

For more information on Eastlink Business, visit www.eastlink.ca/businessservices

About Eastlink:
As the largest family owned and operated telecommunications company in Canada, Eastlink delivers world-class video entertainment and communications services to residential, business and public sector customers across Canada.

Powered by state-of-the-art fibre optic and wireless networks, Eastlink's advanced services include Unmatched TV featuring Personal Picks, Maestro DVR and Video OnDemand, Internet Evolved including Personal Cloud services, wireless featuring nationwide calling, competitive local and long distance telephone, home security and automation, data communications and exclusive, locally produced programming on Eastlink TV.

Eastlink is one of Canada's Best Managed Companies at the platinum level with operations in Nova Scotia, PEI, NL, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia via sister companies Coast Cable and Delta Cable as well as Bermuda.



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SOURCE: Eastlink

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