TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., ("Primus Canada") a wholly owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) (NYSE: PTGI), today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year
contract with Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) to
provide primary data centre Services in Edmonton.
Space and power limitations within AIMCo's current data centre compelled
the company to relocate its computing infrastructure and network
services from its current location. Primus Canada's Data Centre
Services won the contract for its ability to allow AIMCo to continue to
manage, own, and operate its computing infrastructure within Edmonton's
city centre while also facilitating computing infrastructure growth as
required by the business.
"As one of the largest data centre solutions providers in Canada, we are
pleased to support AIMCo in providing a facility that will deliver the
security, reliability, and scalability that businesses today demand for
their mission critical computing infrastructure," said Jeff Lorenz,
Primus Canada Vice President, Sales and Marketing.
"AIMCo was looking for a partner that could meet our requirements both
today and for the foreseeable future," said Sameer Verma, AIMCo Vice
President New Operations Initiative. "Our business is growing, and with
that we need to scale our computing and network infrastructure. Primus
clearly demonstrates that as our business partner, they have the
expertise and the willingness to work with us to provide the best
solution," added Verma.
AIMCo is one of Canada's largest institutional investment managers and
is responsible for the management of assets with a value of
approximately $68 billion CAD. Assets under management include a broad
spectrum of investment instruments, including equities, fixed income
securities, derivative products and private investment assets. This
Contract is aligned with the Alberta Government's "One Government"
approach, enabling government to act seamlessly and provide easy access
to programs and services for ministries and all Albertans.
"Primus Canada has owned and operated data centres for over a decade and
today we support more than 500 customers in eight separate facilities
across Canada," said Lorenz. "Primus Canada continually invests in our
facilities and in our business processes. Each data centre has obtained
full Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, Canadian Institute of
Chartered Accountants (CICA) Section 5970 Type B and Statement on
Auditing Standards (SAS) 70 Type II certifications so businesses who
select a Primus certified Data Centre can reduce the complexity and
investment in ensuring their own compliance," added Lorenz.
About Primus Canada Business Services
Primus Canada Business Services is a leading national data centre and managed services solutions
provider, offering services that include virtual storage and security,
disaster recovery and cloud computing, voice, and IP connectivity
solutions to more than 60,000 Canadian companies. Primus Canada
Business Services owns and manages eight world-class, state-of-the-art
data centres across Canada. Global companies are able to take advantage
of PTGi's international presence with data centres in Australia and
Brazil. Primus Canada Business Services is a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. Visit www.primuspbs.ca for more information.
PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including
broadband Internet, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services,
collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and
residential customers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and
Brazil. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service
providers to telecommunications carriers worldwide. PTGi owns and
operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches,
media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure,
fiber capacity, and data centres located in Canada, Australia, and
Brazil. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
SOURCE Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.
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