Vancouver, Canada – (The Hosting News) – November 2, 2006 –
Facilities-based voice, data, e-commerce, web hosting, VOIP and Internet services utilizing ADSL2+ technology firm, PRIMUS Telecommunications Canada Inc., has opened its first Internet Data Centre (IDC) facility in Vancouver.
The new facility brings to three the number of Internet data centres owned and operated by PRIMUS Canada.
With the expansion of its business services in the Lower Mainland, PRIMUS Business Services is able to provide small, medium, and large enterprises expertise to manage and colocate IT infrastructure and mission-critical business applications. PRIMUS Business Services offers security services, managed server administration, managed operating system/application patching, data backup, remote monitoring and business continuity services. Additionally, PRIMUS’ cost effective and outstanding service enjoyed by customers at the Ottawa and Toronto facilities will extend to the new Vancouver facility.
The ”class A” facility features a first in the Lower Mainland colocation market with its earthquake proof cabinets situated on base-isolation platforms that counteract the damaging effects of the shocks and tremors associated with earthquakes.
A.J. Byers, Senior Vice President, Business Services at PRIMUS Canada offered, ”With the opening of its Vancouver IDC, PRIMUS Canada is realizing the vision to expand its network of superior colocation services. The facility’s earthquake-sensitive features ensure the needs of the Lower Mainland market are met by providing critical uptime to Vancouver businesses, even in the event of a natural disaster.”
The Internet Data Centre is designed to offer businesses a secure, safe and reliable location to colocate their IT infrastructure. The data centre is equipped with redundant UPS power and a diesel generator, advanced environmental controls including HVAC, gas fire suppression, biometric access control systems and a multi-homed network for 100 per cent uptime.
Primus Business Services, part of PRIMUS Canada, delivers telecom solutions to over 55,000 small, medium and large business customers nationwide. The company offers a full-range of business communication services including Internet access, web hosting, colocation, managed services and voice.
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. is an alternative communications carrier in Canada with over 1,000,000 retail customers. The Company offers facilities-based voice, data, e-commerce, web hosting, VOIP and Internet services. Primus Canada has over 60,000 Internet subscribers served by a national network of Internet points-of-presence (POPs) for dedicated and dial-up access. Primus Canada also offers local services to businesses, bundling them with its long distance and Internet services. The Company has a fully redundant and diverse Sonet network across Canada, extending from Quebec City to Victoria. Primus Canada’s national network consists of Nortel DMS 500 switches with international connectivity through its parent company’s global network, and ATM and IP nodes at major cities across the country. These network elements provide an integrated and converged backbone for all of Primus Canada’s voice, data, VoIP, Internet and private line services. Primus Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated.
To learn more, please visit: www.primus.ca.