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Primus Business Services Launches Enhanced Cloud Platform to Give Businesses More Control

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Primus Business Services Launches Enhanced Cloud Platform to Give Businesses More Control05:59 EDT Tuesday, August 28, 2012New tiered cloud offering gives businesses multiple performance grade options and the benefits of a private cloudTORONTO, Aug. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Primus Business Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) (NYSE: PTGI) and a pioneer in offering public, private and hybrid cloud solutions for Canadian businesses, today announced the launch of its enhanced PrimusCloud™ Server, a platform to give clients significantly more control over server performance.Understanding that not all servers require the same level of performance from underlying infrastructure resources, the PrimusCloud Server platform offers enhanced levels of end-client management capabilities and features two distinct levels of storage performance - standard cloud and premium cloud. The main difference between these cloud performance levels stems from 6the underlying storage infrastructure that supports the cloud platform. By creating a single cloud product that spans the different grades of SAN (Storage Area Network) capabilities, clients will have more control of their entire infrastructure, including all of their networking and server components."Many businesses find that losing control of their infrastructure when hosting in the cloud is frustrating," said AJ Byers, Executive Vice President of Primus Business Services. "Our clients want to remain in control of platform performance and the recent enhancements to our Primus cloud portfolio give clients the effective control that they require to properly manage their cloud infrastructure."A main challenge in the cloud has been controlling IOPS (input/output operations per second) performance of the underlying cloud disk infrastructure. The new Primus public cloud platform now offers varied IOPS/GB solutions by leveraging best-of-breed storage infrastructure solutions. Through Primus' easy to use dashboard, cloud service users will have direct links to manage their entire infrastructure including all of their networking and server components. With this additional flexibility, users can now console access, have unlimited private networks, upload their own images, and clone servers all with more control."The needs of businesses are more diverse than ever with a greater demand for superior performance and reliability but increasingly it's about more control," said Byers. "With a multi-tiered offering to infrastructure, platform and data, Primus enables businesses of all sizes to take advantage of a public cloud offering, but with all the benefits of a private cloud.  No other Canadian provider is putting as much creative attention into cloud service configuration than Primus and today's enhancement is a perfect reflection of the results of our focus."For more information on Primus Business Services and the PrimusCloud Server platform, please visit http://www.primustel.ca/en/businessAbout Primus Business ServicesPrimus Business Services is a national leader in advanced communication solutions and data centre technology, providing a comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure and managed solutions that deliver reliability, security and compliance to meet the needs of Canadian businesses. Primus Business Services owns and manages eight state-of-the-art, highly reliable, SSAE-16 certified data centres across Canada. Primus Business Services is a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., a subsidiary of PTGi. Visit www.primuspbs.ca for more information.About PTGiPTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States and Canada. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators worldwide. PTGi owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, fiber capacity, and data centers located in Canada. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.SOURCE: Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.For further information: Primus Canada Media Contact: Denise Gagnon, APEX Public Relations, dgagnon@apexpr.com, (416) 934-2102 PTGi Media Contact: Mike Houghton, mhoughton@ptgi.com, (703) 799-7383