Q9 Opens New Kamloops Data Centre
Demonstrates consistent ability to deliver critical capacity on time
KAMLOOPS, BC, April 4 /PRNewswire/ – Less than two months after opening the
first phase of its new 240,000 square foot data centre in Brampton,
Ontario, Q9 Networks Inc. has expanded again, opening the first two
phases of a six megawatt data centre site in Kamloops, British
Columbia. Initiated as part of the previously announced agreement with
HP Advanced Solutions Inc. to provide data centre services to the
British Columbia government, the new facility opened at 9:00am on April
1, 2011 as originally scheduled two years ago.Â It will serve private
sector as well as public sector customers in Western Canada.
“To my knowledge, we are the only data centre company in Canada to have
ever completed back-to-back builds of this scale,” says Q9 Chief
Executive Officer, Osama Arafat. “The fact that they were both
completed on time is a testament to our unique in-house design and
build team; a team that allows us to deliver critical customer capacity
in very aggressive timeframes. With the Kamloops opening, we have
delivered on our commitment to HP Advanced Solutions. We are also
excited about the opportunity to serve new and existing business
customers in Vancouver and across Western Canada from the new Kamloops
The Kamloops data centre 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, as well as 7×24 on-site security and
technical support teams.
Interconnected with Q9′s three other data centres in Western Canada, the
facility offers customers a range of business continuity options using
two or more data centres.
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 per cent, 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 centres,
staffed by experts versed in all aspects of IT, facilities and security
Over the last three years, Q9 has doubled its capacity across Canada in
response to continuously growing customer demand. At the same time, Q9
acquired real estate sufficient to nearly triple current capacity
within its existing footprint. By making these strategic investments,
Q9 has ensured its customers can continue to quickly and easily scale
their IT infrastructure to support their growth.
Including the new Kamloops facility, Q9 has 10 operational data centres
in three provinces.Â Since 2000, investments in data centre capacity
have totaled more than $340 million. Q9 secured $210 million in new
financing in April 2010 and is backed by private equity investment firm
About Q9 Networks:
Q9 Networks 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
which 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.