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
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
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,
is carrier neutral
provides high levels of site and building security that is monitored and
houses servers in a secure, controlled, and professionally managed
delivers fully redundant, uninterruptable power and cooling (fault
"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
For more information on Eastlink Business, visit www.eastlink.ca/businessservices
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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