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Q9 Opens Significant Data Centre Expansion in Calgary

April 25, 2013

More than 40 per cent of new capacity already sold

CALGARY, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – As part of its ongoing data centre build
program, Q9 Networks Inc. (Q9) is pleased to announce that it has
opened a new phase of capacity at its largest suburban Calgary site. Q9
has invested approximately $425 million in its network of
state-of-the-art data centres, of which more than $190 million was
spent on facilities in Western Canada.

The new Calgary build is the third in a series of planned expansions at
the suburban site. The second expansion was completed in 2012 and
nearly all of its capacity was quickly sold to new and existing
customers. Of the expansion announced today, more than 40 per cent of
its capacity has already been sold. As a result, the fourth expansion
is already underway. As the largest commercial data centre facility in
Western Canada with an ultimate size of more than 250,000 square feet
(of which over 100,000 square feet is operational today), this site can
accommodate significant growth from existing and new co-location
customers.

All of Q9′s Calgary data centre facilities are interconnected with Q9′s
data centres in British Columbia, providing customers with a range of
business continuity options by leveraging multiple Q9 data centres.
Q9′s existing facilities have sufficient on-site potential to support
continued expansion in Calgary to over 15 megawatts of critical
customer capacity.

The new expansion is built to Q9′s renowned high standards and includes
such features as outside air cooling capability to maximize energy
efficiency, biometric security systems, multiple connections to the
Internet, redundant power, redundant cooling and advanced fire
detection and suppression systems.

“We have been proudly serving the data centre needs of Albertans since
2002,” says Q9 Chief Executive Officer, Osama Arafat. “In that year, we
opened our first facility and we’ve been building in Calgary ever
since. Today’s announcement demonstrates our continued success and
ongoing commitment to meeting the growing needs of our many blue chip
customers in Western Canada.”

About Q9 Networks:

Q9 Networks Inc. is Canada’s leading 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
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 Networks is owned by an investor group
comprising Canada’s largest communication company, BCE Inc., and some
of the largest and most experienced North American pension and private
equity funds, including: Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Providence
Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners LLC.

SOURCE Q9 Networks Inc.


Source: PR Newswire