Q9 to Participate in "World IPv6 Day"

Participation in Event Marks Successful Implementation of IPv6 in all Q9 Data Centres

TORONTO, June 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Q9 Networks is pleased to announce that after two years of planning and a 12-month deployment project, it has successfully implemented IPv6 throughout all of its data centres. As part of the upgrade project, Q9 is also now in a position to support customer networking requirements up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps).

IPv6 is a new Internet addressing protocol that will enable the continued rapid growth of the Internet.  The new protocol provides a number of benefits, including almost unlimited addressing capacity and better security. On June 8, 2011, Q9 will join with other leading Internet industry participants and the Internet Society in supporting "World IPv6 Day", a global trial of the new protocol.

"The launch of IPv6 is a significant transition in the evolution of the Internet," says Q9 Chief Executive Officer, Osama Arafat. "We have invested considerable resources to ensure our customers' transition to the new standard is as seamless as possible and to expand our network capabilities to 10 Gbps so we can support their future growth requirements."

About Q9 Networks:

Q9 Networks is Canada's leading 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 that guarantees 100 per cent network and power availability. Q9 services, including: co-location, bandwidth, dedicated servers, firewalls, load balancing, virtual private networking (VPN) and back-up/restore, enable the rapid provisioning and scalability of client infrastructure. Q9 is backed by ABRY Partners, one of the most experienced and successful media, communications and information services focused private investment firms in North America, having completed over $21 billion of investments since 1989.

SOURCE Q9 Networks Inc.

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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