Primus Business Services Rolls Out Virtualization Technology Designed To Help Small And Mid-Sized Businesses Reduce Costs And Increase Efficiency

    TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ - The benefits of server virtualization, once
thought to be only available to large Enterprise businesses, is now available
to small and mid-sized businesses (SMB). Primus Business Services is
introducing Virtual Managed Machines (VMM), a software technology designed to
minimize hardware, staffing and operating costs by consolidating and better
managing server infrastructure. Primus is one of Canada's first national
full-service communications providers to offer SMB companies a hosted virtual
server environment as a monthly service - providing them with a more
affordable and reliable virtual solution.
    "Major corporations have recognized for some time the advantages of using
virtualization technology to support multiple machines on a single physical
server and share resources of a single computer across multiple environments,"
said Jeff Lorenz, VP at Primus Telecommunications Canada. "Now, smaller
businesses can reap the financial and operational benefits of virtualization
through a monthly service - reducing IT costs, while increasing efficiency,
utilization and flexibility of existing assets."
    In a traditional server environment, every server runs an application on
a specific operating system. With Primus' VMM, numerous virtual machines run
on a single physical server - sharing the resources of that single computer
across multiple environments. Primus offers flexible VMM plans that can
support anything from a single server environment to clients looking to
virtualize their entire server farm.
    At a time when companies are rationalizing IT spend and trying to do more
with less, Primus' VMM minimizes capital investment, increases hardware
utilization and performance and also reduces dependency on hardware
infrastructure. Primus' VMM gives SMB the control over their infrastructure
and costs through scalability and flexibility.

    About Primus Business Services

    Primus Business Services is a leading national full service
communications provider offering voice, data, hosting, IP connectivity,
disaster recovery and business continuity solutions to over 40,000 Canadian
Companies. With 7 world-class, state-of-the-art Data Centres across Canada,
Primus Business Services keeps companies' websites, servers, and mission
critical applications connected for enhanced business continuity. Primus
Business Services is a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.

    About Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.

    Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. is the largest alternative
communications carrier in Canada and now serves over 1 million customers
across its suite of services. Primus Canada offers the widest selection of
consumer and business telecommunications service available nationwide
including Home Phone, Internet, Long Distance, VoIP and Wireless services.
Primus Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus
Telecommunications Group, Incorporated. Additional information is available at

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Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc. Public Relations, (212) 575-4545

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