Wal-Mart Canada Selects Q9 For Fully Managed Hosting Solution

    TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Q9 Networks Inc. (TSX:Q) is pleased to announce
that it has been selected to provide a fully-managed hosting solution for
Wal-Mart Canada's Web site.
    Wal-Mart Canada's Web site provides descriptions and pricing for more
than 5,000 items carried in-store and processes up to four million visitors
per month during peak periods. Q9's comprehensive hosting solution, consisting
of servers, firewalls, tape back-ups and managed bandwidth, guarantees the
security, reliability and performance of the Wal-Mart Canada site on a
7x24 basis.
    "Wal-Mart stores nationwide serve more than one million Canadians daily,"
said Nicole O'Connor, Director of Information Systems, Wal-Mart Canada.
"Making sure those customers are well served includes making certain they are
well informed about our products, services and company programs. We need a
reliable way to communicate to our customers online, and selected Q9 based on
their ability to meet our high standards with their state-of-the-art
facilities, technology and service."
    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
    "We are delighted to have been chosen by Wal-Mart, one of Canada's top
retailers and a company that is known for striving to be the best in
everything it does," said Osama Arafat, CEO, Q9 Networks. "Our data centre
services are designed with exactly this type of customer in mind. We look
forward to providing Wal-Mart with the robust and secure infrastructure it
needs to ensure high-availability."

    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,

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