TORONTO, Sept 5 /CNW/ - Q9 Networks Inc. (TSX:Q), a leading Canadian
provider of outsourced data centre infrastructure, is pleased to announce that
Workopolis has selected Q9 to provide a high-availability data centre solution
for workopolis.com, Canada's largest online job search and recruiting site.
The site receives more than 3.3 million unique visitors monthly and displays
more than 60,000 job postings daily.
Under the terms of the agreement, Q9 is providing a comprehensive
infrastructure solution consisting of secure data centre space, highly
reliable power and managed bandwidth services.
"Our business is our Web site and we can't afford any risk of downtime,"
says Gabe Mazzarolo, Vice-President, Technology and Chief Privacy Officer,
Workopolis. "By moving our infrastructure to Q9, we get the security,
bandwidth and facilities we need to seamlessly manage and grow our operations
while significantly enhancing our ability to recover from a disaster. We also
avoid the high cost of building and maintaining our own data centre."
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
"Q9's data centre services enable enterprises to focus on their core
competencies, reduce costs and provide high performance and reliability to IT
users," says Osama Arafat, CEO, Q9 Networks. "We are very pleased to be
assisting Workopolis deliver a quality online experience for its millions of
Workopolis is Canada's largest and most popular Internet recruiting and
job search solutions provider with over 3.3 million unique visitors monthly in
Canada and twice as many job postings as the nearest competitor.
Workopolis provides a fully bilingual suite of award-winning
applications, products and services to both large and small Canadian
- workopolis.com(TM), Canada's biggest job site - with the most jobs,
visitors and employers of any Canadian job site Plus, intuitive
screening tools and powerful resumé database search tools help
connect employers with the 'best fit' candidates faster and more
- workopolisCampus.com, Canada's biggest job site for students and
- CorporateWorks(TM), Canada's most implemented recruitment management
solution using the tools that power workopolis.com to power corporate
Workopolis is a partnership of Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. and Gesca
Ltd., the newspaper publishing subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada.
Workopolis has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Guelph,
Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.
Workopolis is the exclusive Official Supplier of Online Recruitment
Services for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
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,