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Q9 Hosting Utilizes VMware Environment For Labatt Web Sites

February 12, 2009 by  

Webmaster NewsTORONTO – Q9 Networks Inc. is pleased to announce that it is providing high availability managed hosting services for a number of high profile Labatt Breweries of Canada Web properties including: labatt.com, labattblue.ca, budweiser.ca, budlight.ca, keiths.ca and kokaneebeer.ca.

Under the terms of the agreement, Labatt is taking advantage of Q9’s multiple data centres to host production, staging and disaster recovery infrastructure for the sites. Q9 is providing a complete suite of managed services, including: servers, switches, data backup and restore, Internet bandwidth and 7×24 support. The Web properties are being hosted using Q9-supported VMware, allowing Labatt’s advertising agencies to separately and cost-effectively administer the more than half dozen Web properties in multiple virtual environments.

“When integrated with offline brand promotions and events, our Web properties become an important consumer interface, driving recruitment and creating engagement with our brands,” says Matt Ramella, Manager, Media and Digital Marketing, Labatt Breweries of Canada. “Ensuring that these properties are always available and delivering high performance is paramount. We need a hosting partner that can deliver end-to-end management, consistent reliability and superior performance. After extensive due diligence, we determined there was only one provider able to meet all of our requirements, and that was Q9.”

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 management.

“We are delighted to have been chosen by Labatt, Canada’s largest brewery and one of the country’s most recognized brands,” says Osama Arafat, CEO, Q9 Networks. “Our managed services are designed with exactly this type of customer in mind. Forward thinking customers like Labatt recognize the significance of their Web presence when it comes to reputation and market growth. We are pleased to provide Labatt with the robust and secure infrastructure it needs to ensure a superior online experience for its customers.”

About Labatt
Since its founding in 1847, Labatt has become an internationally renowned brewer. Today, Labatt is a proud member of Anheuser-Busch InBev, producing over 60 quality beers, employing 3,000 Canadians, and operating seven breweries from coast to coast. For more information about Labatt Breweries of Canada visit: www.labatt.com.

About Q9 Networks
Q9 Networks is a leading Canadian 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% network and power availability. Q9 managed services, including: bandwidth, dedicated servers, firewalls, load balancing, virtual private networking (VPN) and back-up/restore, enable the rapid provisioning and scalability of client infrastructure.

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