Q9 Networks, a Canadian colocation services provider with 14 data centers spanning three provinces, including Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, has deployed new redundant, low-latency links in its Kamloops Data Center in Vancouver, Canada. These new connectivity options come with Internet access at speeds ranging from 100 megabits per second (Mbps) to 100 gigabits per second (Gbps).
Q9’s Kamloops data center is a purpose-built facility with four megawatts of power and cooling capacity, expandable to six megawatts of critical customer load. The colocation facility is designed to the same industry-leading standards and provides the same high-availability services as all other Q9 data centers, including:
- SLA-backed 100 per cent uptime guarantee on power and network availability
- Network neutral with diverse links to multiple Internet backbones and Q9 data centers located in Calgary; direct network connections to the world’s largest content providers
- Minimum of N+1 redundancy on all critical systems
- Biometric access controls, digital video surveillance and 24/7 onsite security
- Colocation, private cloud and fully managed infrastructure solutions
“With new connectivity options, Q9 Kamloops offers an ideal location for Vancouver businesses that require a state-of-the-art data center that is outside the Lower Mainland with outstanding network performance, as though it were next door,” said Strahan McCarten, Senior Vice President, Q9 Networks. “Whether it’s a production or disaster recovery environment, Q9’s Kamloops data center provides a world-class solution for CIOs who need reliability, security and performance.”
Colocation company Q9 Networks is owned by an investor group comprising one of Canada’s largest communication companies, 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.