Q9 Investing up to $50 Million in New Calgary Data Centre



    
    Largest initial investment in data centre capacity includes building and
    property
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Q9 Networks Inc. (TSX:Q) is pleased to announce
it has acquired a building and property in the Calgary, Alberta area to house
its third data centre in the city. Q9 invested $20 million in the building and
property and intends to invest up to $30 million more to build out an initial
capacity of 1,200 cabinet equivalents. The first phase of capacity in this
facility is expected to open in the summer of 2009.
    The new facility has a potential total capacity of more than
10,000 cabinet equivalents. Capacity will be brought on-stream in a phased
approach as required.
    The investment, Q9's largest initial investment in a single facility to
date, is in response to continued strong demand for high-availability data
centre space and comes just over a year since Q9 opened its second Calgary
data centre. Including today's announcement, Q9 will have invested
approximately $85 million in the Calgary market.
    The data centre's infrastructure will be built to the same exacting
standards as all Q9 data centres and is expected to include such features as
outside air cooling capability to maximize energy efficiency, biometric
security systems, multiple connections to the Internet, redundant power, HVAC
and fire suppression systems, as well as 7x24 on-site security and technical
support teams.
    "Today's announcement represents our commitment to maintaining and
growing our leadership position in the Calgary market," said Osama Arafat,
Chief Executive Officer, Q9 Networks. "With this investment, we are
demonstrating to our customers that we can grow along with them for the
foreseeable future. We are excited by the opportunity this expansion
represents and look forward to continuing to serve this market with
state-of-the-art facilities and services."
    Q9 designs, builds and operates its data centres to meet the most
demanding IT infrastructure requirements, including the increased power and
cooling demands of today's high density computing devices. Customers connect
to the Internet via Q9's unique network and are protected by Q9's 100 percent,
SLA-backed uptime guarantees on both power and network availability. Customer
equipment and data centre environmental parameters are monitored 7x24 by Q9's
Control Centre, staffed by experts versed in all aspects of IT and facilities
management.

    About Q9 Networks:

    Q9 Networks is a leading Canadian provider of outsourced data centre
infrastructure for organizations with mission-critical IT operations. Q9's
data centres and network are backed by an industry leading SLA which
guarantees 100% network and power availability. Q9 managed services,
including: bandwidth, dedicated servers, firewalls, load balancing, virtual
private networking (VPN) and back-up/restore, enable the rapid provisioning
and scalability of client infrastructure.




For further information:

For further information: Kevin Spikes, Director of Corporate & Investor
Relations, Q9 Networks, Toronto: (416) 848-3311, Toll Free: 1-888-696-2266,
media.relations@Q9.com

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