Q9 Opens New $50 Million Calgary Data Centre

More Than 38 Per Cent of Capacity in First Phase Already Reserved

TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - Q9 Networks Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of its third data centre in the Calgary area. The data centre, which opened just two years after Q9 launched its second Calgary data centre, has a potential total capacity of more than 10,000 cabinet equivalents.

The first phase of the data centre, representing an investment of $50 million, including land and a building, will support 1,200 cabinet equivalents. More than 38 per cent of the capacity in the first phase has already been reserved by new and existing customers. Additional capacity will be brought on-stream as required.

"The launch of this data centre, our largest to date in Calgary, further strengthens Q9's leading position in Western Canada," said Q9 Chief Executive Officer, Osama Arafat. "Calgary is a strategic market where we have invested more than $90 million since 2002. We are committed to meeting the growing needs of our customers in all the geographies we serve and this data centre is a significant part of Q9's continuing program of expansion."

The new data centre's infrastructure was built to the same exacting standards as all Q9 data centres and includes 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.

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.

SOURCE Q9 Networks Inc.

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

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