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PEER 1 Hosting's Flagship Data Center is Up and Running in Canada

May 12
08:50 2010

Web Host NewsTORONTO – PEER 1 Hosting, Inc. (TSX:PIX), a global online IT hosting provider, today announced that the company’s new, $40 million USD data center located in Toronto, Ontario is officially up and running. The 40,000 square foot flagship data center is also the first PEER 1 Hosting data center to offer all three hosting solutions – colocation, managed hosting and dedicated hosting – under one roof, enabling small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) to conveniently choose the right solution for their business.

“Today’s businesses operate in an always-on, always-connected world, and our new data center ensures our customers are part of this world,” said Fabio Banducci, president and CEO for PEER 1 Hosting. “With the growing demand of information, it is important businesses have a hosting service they can trust and rely on to protect information.”

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This is the most efficient data center PEER 1 Hosting has built to date, with increased power densities, high reliability and robust security. Building it in four sections, with each section built as a separate Performance Optimized Data Center (POD), enables customers to expand their data center capacity faster and more efficiently than ever before, while allowing PEER 1 Hosting to cost-effectively manage growth. Customer information is also managed on PEER 1 Hosting’s own high-performance network, enabling stronger control, tighter security and greater performance for customers. The new data center is also the company’s most redundant facility, making it a great primary storage location or disaster recovery location for small and mid-sized businesses across Canada and around the world.

“Our customers’ websites are our business,” said Randy Laporte, Owner, Motto Design Studio, a PEER 1 Hosting customer who will be hosting hundreds of websites and data in the first POD of the new data center. “We trust PEER 1 Hosting to provide us with both the 24/7 support we need to keep our business running, and the scalability we need in order to grow.”

Each of the four PODs in the new data center has the capacity for approximately 270 cabinets, equivalent to roughly 7,500 servers. The first POD, built at a capital cost of $10 million USD, includes 7,500 square feet of data center space and an additional 8,000 square feet of office space, and inventory, network and storage areas to support the data center.

The remaining three PODs (22,500 square feet) will be dedicated to additional data center space and infrastructure to be built out in future phases based upon customer demand.

This will be PEER 1 Hosting’s third data center in Toronto and the company’s 17th worldwide, adding to its managed network spanning 13,000 route miles of fibre.

About PEER 1 Hosting
PEER 1 Hosting is one of the world’s leading IT hosting providers. The company is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. Ping, represents its commitment to best-of-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10GB SuperNetwork(TM) connected by 17 state-of-the-art data centers, 21 points-of-presence and 10 colocation facilities throughout North America and Europe. People, represents its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to its more than 10,000 customers worldwide, backed by a 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support(TM). PEER 1’s portfolio includes Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers under the ServerBeach brand, Colocation and soon Cloud Services. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK. PEER 1 Hosting shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: or

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