Information technology infrastructure assures 100% uptime allowing
businesses to concentrate on core competencies
LONDON, ON, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. (Primus
Canada) today announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art Internet Data
Centre (IDC) in London, Ontario. The new facility houses and manages mission
critical computer server hardware and software assets and addresses a demand
from local small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for better IT support.
Small businesses with fewer than 100 employees and medium-sized firms
that have between 100 and 500 employees make up 97.7 per cent of businesses in
Canada. To address common challenges faced by SMBs, such as lack of resources
to dedicate to IT staff and infrastructure, Primus' London IDC provides a
cost-effective, secure, safe and reliable location to house IT infrastructure.
"Primus customers across the country have told us they want locally based
solutions to their IT needs," said A.J. Byers, Senior Vice President, Primus
Business Services. "This new IDC in London allows small- and medium-sized
businesses across southwestern Ontario to become more productive and focus on
their specialized business operations so they can in turn innovate more
According to the London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), Primus's
new facility offers local and regional businesses options for a local IDC that
serves London's growing technology and business sectors. By easing the
significant up-front cost for technology investment and providing critical IT
solutions, the alternative offered by Primus allows SMBs to focus on their
core business functions.
"This new facility demonstrates Primus's commitment to the London market
and is a very positive indication of the growth of the small- and medium-sized
business sector in London," said Peter White, President and CEO, LEDC. "We
look forward to working with Primus in its support of London businesses."
The first phase of the new 22,000 square foot Class-A data centre
includes 3,500 square feet of raised floor area. Located in an unmarked
location with a single secure entrance, the IDC offers protection for servers
allowing for maximized up time during a power failure using redundant
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), and a backup diesel generator.
"Our global multimedia company offers a high degree of engineering in the
multimedia products we offer," said Geoff Wagget, Vice President, Operations,
for EK3, a global multimedia company based in London, Ontario. "Without proper
network fail-safe infrastructure like what Primus is offering, we cannot
deliver our solutions. Primus's superior value-added services such as higher
security, redundant transmission links, environmental controls and power
failure backup systems put us in a class above our competition to provide
reliability in our solutions."
The facility offers industry leading managed services, fire suppression,
enhanced power management and disaster recovery systems. A state-of-the-art
cooling system with full redundancy ensures guaranteed climate control for
high density servers available today and in the future.
About Primus Business Services
Primus Business Services is a leading provider of advanced voice
communications, data centre infrastructure and managed information technology
(IT) solutions to the small and medium sized business market. Its dedicated
group of certified technicians, system administrators and network engineers
deliver and support innovative solutions for over 45,000 businesses. As a
division of Primus Canada, Primus Business Services leverages a national
network for voice and data services, and a world-class telecom infrastructure.
Primus Business Services operates Internet Data Centres in Vancouver, Ottawa,
Toronto and London.
About PRIMUS Canada
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. is the largest alternative
communications carrier in Canada. The Company offers facilities-based voice,
data, e-commerce, Web hosting, VoIP and broadband Internet services utilizing
ADSL2+ technology. Primus Canada's national network consists of nationwide
switches with international connectivity through its parent company's global
network, ATM and IP nodes, and colocation facilities at major cities across
the country. Primus Canada is also one of Canada's largest MVNO's (Mobile
Virtual Network Operator) offering Primus Wireless service. Primus Canada is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus Telecommunications
Group, Incorporated (OTCBB: PRTL). Primus Canada news and information are
available at the Company's Web site at www.primus.ca.
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