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Primus an Industry "Champion" in Info-Tech Research Group's 2012 Canadian Colocation and Managed Services Vendor Landscape Report

Monday, September 10, 2012

Primus an Industry "Champion" in Info-Tech Research Group's 2012 Canadian Colocation and Managed Services Vendor Landscape Report05:59 EDT Monday, September 10, 2012Recognized for highly competitive services and innovative Canadian data centre facilitiesTORONTO, Sept. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Primus Business Services, a division of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) (NYSE: PTGI) has been named a "Champion" in Info-Tech Research Group's "Vendor Landscape: Canadian Co-location/Managed Services" report. The firm's Vendor Landscape report recognizes outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace by assessing the strength of their offerings and ability to deliver excellent value to customers.  Designed for organizations selecting a colocation and managed services partner, the report highlights Primus' data centre innovations along with its leadership in driving certification and compliance."The Canadian market for managed services and colocation has continued to broaden, bringing new options for enterprises.   Our research indicates that enterprises are achieving the best outcomes by mixing and matching the various service delivery models in a hybrid manner.  Accordingly, Info-Tech advises enterprises to seek out those providers that offer a continuum of services including colocation, managed services, and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)," said Darin Stahl, lead research analyst at Info-Tech Research Group.According to the Info-Tech report, "Primus' ongoing facility upgrades reflect its desire to be at the forefront of the Canadian data center space. Organizations that require geographic separation and reach, and an overall broad offering of services, will find success with Primus."The new report singles out Primus for its consistent facility upgrades and knowledgeable customer service, which proves it is significantly more than just a Telecommunications provider. The report also recognized Primus' diligence in ensuring that it has exceeded all standard certifications and assists clients in achieving PCI compliance. Primus' new GTA data centre, for example, is the first multi-tenant data centre in Canada to achieve Tier III Design and Construction Certification from Uptime Institute."We believe that our position in the Champions Quadrant, combined with our recent Tier III certification of Toronto Data Centre 3, confirms our continued commitment to investing in our data centres, our technology and our people in order to deliver top tier infrastructure solutions and services to our customers," said AJ Byers, Executive Vice President of Primus Business Services.  "Our investments over the last 12 months, such as the extension of our managed services product portfolio, the addition of our Tier III data centre and the launch of PrimusCloud™ Server demonstrate that we're serious about taking a leadership position in the marketplace, while delivering best-in-breed solutions to our clients.For more information or to view a copy of Info-Tech Research Group's "Vendor Landscape: Canadian Co-location/Managed Services" report, please visit http://primus.ca/info-tech-reportFor more information on Primus Business Services, 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.About Info-Tech Research Group With a paid membership of over 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a fourteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.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