TORONTO/LONDON, ON, April 13 /CNW/ - Primus Business Services, a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada, Inc. (Primus), a leading hosting and managed services provider, announced that Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., a leader in cloud-based enterprise software hosting, application management and consulting services designed specifically for Lawson Software, has chosen Primus Canada to provide server co-location and managed security services to its Canadian clients, significantly adding to Primus' London Data Centre customer base. The partnership ensures that Velocity's Canadian customers will benefit from the Velocity On-Demand(TM) cloud-based technology services while making certain that their data and software applications remain within Canadian boarders in a safe, secure, and environmentally controlled facility.
"We are thrilled that Velocity has selected Primus' London Data Centre - one of our seven highly reliable world-class data centers in Canada, owned and operated by Primus - to deliver hosting solutions to their Canadian customers," said Jeff Lorenz, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Primus. "Customers can be assured that their data is protected in a highly secure and controlled environment with built-in redundancy so that business critical applications are accessible 100% of the time."
"We first established our Canadian presence with our acquisition of RJ Thompson Data Services, a technology consulting business located in London, Ontario. I am excited to now be able to bring our software hosting solutions to Canadian-based businesses through our new partnership with Primus," said Velocity CEO Tom Bruno. "Our private cloud-based service offerings provide our customers secure, high availability computing environments for their enterprise software. The addition of this datacenter provides peace-of-mind to our Canadian businesses as well as full compliance with Canadian laws and regulations."
Lorenz further stated that businesses, such as Velocity, are able to realize significant cost benefits and enhanced security and reliability by hosting their servers in a Primus Data Centre. They also get the added benefit of the expertise and monitoring available from the on-site Primus technicians. In a recent Gartner Group research note, businesses outsourcing their hosting can expect to realize cost savings of 32% or more as well as other advantages.
About Primus Canada
Primus Canada is a leading national data centre and managed services solutions provider, offering services that include virtual storage and security, disaster recovery and cloud computing, voice, and IP connectivity solutions to more than 40,000 Canadian Companies. Primus owns and manages seven world-class, state-of-the-art data centres across Canada, including data centres in Toronto, Ottawa, and London, Ontario, Edmonton, Alberta, and Vancouver, B.C. Global companies are able to take advantage of Primus' international presence with data centres in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, and Sao Paolo, Brazil. 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. Primus Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based PRIMUS Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (OTCBB: PRTL). Visit www.primuspbs.ca for more information.
About Velocity Technology Solutions
Velocity is a leading application service provider that delivers enterprise software functionality through a secure private cloud platform. Velocity's clients benefit from hosted, fully managed environments for their ERP and related software applications; guaranteed availability, security and compliance; and certified consulting resources. Velocity's proprietary delivery system for software hosting, Velocity On-Demand(TM), brings scalable computing and fully managed services for mission critical IT systems and sensitive data. Velocity is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Minneapolis, Tampa and London, Ontario. For more information on Velocity services please visit www.velocity-inc.com.
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For further information: For further information: Primus Telecommunications Canada, Inc.: Shannon Vander Hook, Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc. Public Relations, (212) 575-4545, firstname.lastname@example.org; Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc.: Gregg Bjork, (646) 884-6604, email@example.com