TORONTO, ON, March 14, 2016 – “Today, we are excited to announce that Console Inc., a leading enterprise software and interconnection company, has joined Q9’s Cloud Connect Program to help our data centre clients connect to the cloud,” says Karen Sheriff, Q9 Chief Executive Officer.
Many organizations are increasingly relying on a hybrid set of colocation and cloud IT infrastructure. The ability to rapidly and reliably connect these environments can be challenging. Q9 Cloud Connect offers organizations a fast and cost-effective direct connection to a large and ever-growing ecosystem of private and public cloud services and Internet exchanges through a more reliable, predictable & secure connection versus traditional public Internet links.
“Our clients have been struggling to connect to the largest public clouds, such as Azure, AWS and Salesforce.com as well as industry-specific networks for collaboration purposes. Cloud Connect leverages a set of Q9-approved interconnect partnerships to deliver the global interconnect services our clients require, right from our Canadian data centres,” says Strahan McCarten, SVP, Product Management and Strategy.
Console Inc., headquartered in Silicon Valley, will be available in Q9 data centres in Ontario and Alberta. The Console platform provides a secure, simple and faster way for companies across the globe to bypass the public Internet and directly connect to business-critical cloud providers, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers and other partners.
“We are excited to be working with Q9 and have our Console platform available to customers across their data centres in Canada,” says Al Burgio, Founder and CEO of Console Inc. “Our innovative and easy to use platform will provide Q9 customers with the ability to bypass the public Internet and privately connect to Console’s global ecosystem.”
McCarten adds, “Our goal is to help our customers optimize their IT infrastructure. With Cloud Connect, they now have the ability to extend that environment to the cloud services they need to gain competitive advantage.”
About Q9 Networks Inc.
Q9 Networks Inc. is Canada’s largest 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 that guarantees 100 percent network and power availability. Q9 services, including: colocation, private cloud, managed hosting and interconnect service offerings to a global ecosystem allow clients to optimize their IT infrastructure. Q9 is owned by an investor group comprising Canada’s largest communication company, BCE Inc., and some of the largest and most experienced North American pension and private equity funds, including: Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Providence Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners LLC. www.q9.com.
About Console Inc.
Console Inc., an IIX company, was founded to change the way enterprises connect to their customers, vendors, and partners. Console’s enterprise software and interconnection platform enables both network-to-network and enterprise-to-enterprise collaboration globally. The Console platform provides enhanced network security, improved performance, and faster business-to-business direct connect. For more information, visit http://projects.local/console.to.
IIX Inc. is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Leveraging its recent acquisition of IX Reach, the company has expanded its global interconnection footprint into more than 150 Points of Presence (PoPs) across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. IIX is privately held and investors include New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Formation 8, DOT Capital, AME Cloud Ventures, and Drew Perkins. To learn more, visit www.iix.net.
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