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Allstream teams with SunGard to launch Cloud Compute service through its national IP network

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Allstream teams with SunGard to launch Cloud Compute service through its national IP network14:01 EDT Tuesday, May 22, 2012Eliminates capital costs and management hassles of traditional solutionsStock Symbol:  MBTTORONTO, May 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Allstream, Canada's all-business communications provider, is proud to announce the launch of its Cloud Compute service.  Powered by SunGard and delivered by Allstream as a service through its reliable, high performance national IP fibre network, this enterprise grade, agile cloud infrastructure is built to support the most demanding applications and can be rapidly deployed when business needs require it.Allstream Cloud Compute leverages Vblock technology to offer multiple layers of protection, including dedicated virtual machines with redundant firewalls for data integrity and security, hosted and monitored 24/7 within a secure data centre located in Canada.  Customers can connect with confidence to the cloud through Allstream's nationwide high-performance, reliable and secure IP network."Businesses are trying to manage costs while driving new growth opportunities, and the cloud is an enabler to accomplish such goals," said Dean Prevost, President, Allstream. "By connecting directly to the cloud through our Business IP-MPLS network, customers can take advantage of the efficiency and scalability of Allstream Cloud Compute without compromising security, performance or reliability.""Our relationship with Allstream allows us to provide Canadian businesses with comprehensive, Canadian based cloud services, providing benefits for our joint customers," said Chris Toushan, SunGard Country Manager.  "Together we deliver enterprise-class cloud solutions for both production and recovery."Allstream Cloud Compute enables increased agility, improved operational efficiency and cost savings by eliminating the physical servers, storage, network and ongoing maintenance costs associated with running an in-house data centre on dedicated hardware. Customers pay only for the resources they need, when they need them.This offering from Allstream and SunGard is now available. For more information on Allstream Cloud Compute please visit AllstreamAllstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only national communications provider that works exclusively with business customers of all sizes. With nearly 600,000 customer connections, Allstream's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and entrepreneurial spirit of its 2,500 employees across the country who collaborate with customers to determine their unique communications solutions needs. Supported by its more than 30,000-kilometre nationwide high-performance fibre-optic network, Allstream's broad portfolio of business solutions are built from an array of advanced communications technologies and services including a wide range of innovative, highly-scalable IP-based solutions to help organizations communicate more efficiently and profitably. Allstream takes pride in its commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience, and has long been recognized by its technology partners for the contributions made to their businesses. Allstream is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on Allstream's products and solutions, please visit Statements DisclaimerThis news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the "statements") about the Company's corporate direction, business opportunities, operations, financial objectives and future financial results and performance that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. As a consequence, actual results in the future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast or projection in such forward-looking statements. Therefore, forward-looking statements should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Examples of statements that constitute forward-looking information may be identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "project", "should", "anticipate", "could", "target", "forecast", "intend", "plan", "outlook", "see", "set", "pending", and other similar terms.Factors that could cause anticipated opportunities and actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, matters identified in the "Material assumptions" section below, the "Risks and uncertainties" section, elsewhere in the Company's 2011 Annual MD&A and 2011 Annual Information Form, all of which are available on SEDAR at note that forward-looking statements reflect Management's expectations as at the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.For further information: Media: Nathan Gibson Corporate Communications 416-345-3364