Primus Business Services expands Ottawa data centre

TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - Primus Business Services, a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada, a leading national full-service communications provider, announced it has completed the expansion of its second Ottawa data centre. Originally opened in 2007, the expansion triples the amount of raised floor available for customers to over 9,000 square feet. This brings the total combined data centre space of Primus facilities in the Ottawa market to approximately 30,000 gross square feet or 15,000 net.

"The expansion of our Ottawa data centre will enable Primus Business Services to address the ever-increasing demand for hosting services within the Ottawa community," said Jeff Lorenz, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Primus. "The expansion has been engineered to provide the same state-of-the-art infrastructure as all of our existing data centres across the country, while incorporating a number of new technologies and designs into the facility."

"The expanded centre complies with the security standards we have incorporated into our data centres across Canada," said Ron Ethier, VP, Provisioning and Managed Services at Primus. "We've ensured the highest level of protection with anti-passback turnstile, biometric access, and a separate power room, and we have taken advantage of free cooling to provide a greener solution."

The expanded space can accommodate an additional 150 scalable and flexible cabinet designs; solutions range from 1/8 cabinet to full cabinet or custom cage design. The data centre offers a cost-effective, secure, safe and reliable location for clients to house their IT infrastructure. Primus' data centres also employ a number of industry leading managed services, dedicated servers and cloud computing solutions.

Primus Business Services offers ultra secure data centres centrally located in cities throughout Canada, including Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, London and Vancouver. Primus' existing data centres in Canada aggregate approximately 120,000 gross square feet.

All of Primus' data centres offer 24/7 monitoring and technical support, sophisticated biometric access control systems and video camera surveillance, gas fire suppression systems and pre-action sprinkler systems, advanced climate control systems, massive power distribution systems, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) backup and diesel generator protection and multi-gigabit Internet connections to multiple Tier 1 Internet providers.

About Primus Business Services

Primus Business Services is a leading national full service communications provider offering voice, data, hosting, IP connectivity, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions to over 40,000 Canadian Companies. With 7 world-class, state-of-the-art Data Centres across Canada, Primus Business Services keeps companies' websites, servers, and mission critical applications connected for enhanced business continuity. Primus Business Services is a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. Visit www.primuspbs.ca for more information.

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For further information: For further information: Shannon Vander Hook, Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc. Public Relations, (212) 575-4545

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