CSC Selects Q9 to Host Cloud Solutions for Canadian Companies and Government Agencies
Announcement builds on successful three-year partnership
TORONTO, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Today, Q9 Networks (Q9) announces that
it has been selected by CSC to host cloud computing services for
Canadian organizations interested in deploying real business
applications in the cloud. CSC cloud services, already available in
the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia, will enable companies
and government agencies in Canada to subscribe to infrastructure,
software and platform as a service. CSC cloud services are accessible
from a Q9 data centre over the web in a secure, rapid and
CSC will offer both off premises cloud and on premises private cloud.
Off premises, CSC offers its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS),
CloudCompute(TM), as multi-tenant leveraged cloud and logically separated
dedicated compute and storage. From the same facility, CSC will provide
disaster recovery, storage and backup services for the CSC BizCloud(TM) -
the industry’s only private cloud, billed as a service and ready for
workloads in 10 weeks.
CSC selected Q9′s state-of-the-art data centres for its Vblock-based
cloud architecture because of their proven physical security and
high-availability design. This relationship with Q9 will also enable a
portfolio of As a Service solutions for collaboration and end user productivity like the CSC
Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS).
“Over the last three years, Q9 has proven itself to be a very capable
resource for CSC’s Canadian operations,” says Siki Giunta, Global Vice
President for Cloud Computing Services and Software, CSC. “As we
expand and globalize our cloud services offering to our Canadian
customer base, Q9 will continue to play a key role in delivering the
reliability, security and performance that CSC customers require and
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 7×24 by Q9′s Control Centre,
staffed by experts versed in all aspects of IT and facilities
“We are very committed to extending our relationship with CSC, one of
the world’s leading providers of IT services,” says Q9 Chief Executive
Officer, Osama Arafat. “With the cloud gaining increasing acceptance in
the provisioning of IT services, reliability and security are
paramount. Q9, with its network of 11 data centres and a comprehensive
suite of co-location and managed infrastructure services, is ideally
positioned to assist both providers and customers of cloud-based
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business
solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has
approximately 98,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion
for the 12 months ended December 30, 2011. For more information, visit
the company’s website at www.csc.com.
About Q9 Networks:
Q9 Networks is Canada’s leading provider of outsourced data centre
infrastructure for organizations with mission-critical IT operations.
Q9′s 11 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.