Primus Business Services, a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada, has expanded its second Ottawa data centre. The additon triples the amount of raised floor available for customers to over 836 square meters (9,000 sq. ft.) This brings the total combined data centre space of the two facilities in the capital to approximately 1,393 net square meters (or 15,000 net sq. ft.).
 
 “The expansion of our Ottawa data centre will enable Primus Business Services to address the ever-increasing demand for hosting services within the Ottawa community,” Jeff Lorenz, vice-president of sales and marketing, said in a news release. “The expansion has been engineered to provide the same state-of-the-art infrastructure as all of our existing data centres across the country, while incorporating a number of new technologies and designs into the facility.”
 
The expanded space can accommodate an additional 150 scalable and flexible cabinet designs. Solutions range from 1/8 cabinet to full cabinet or custom cage design.
 
Primus has also data centres in Toronto, London, Ont,. Edmonton and Vancouver. In addition to hosting, it offers a number of managed services, dedicated servers and cloud computing solutions.

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