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If you are looking for a hosting solution, there are three things you need to be absolutely sure of: availability, performance and security.
How do you do this? You need to ask the right questions. Find out where data centres are located, and what hosting, systems and storage capabilities you can access. Ask about security measures. Learn about the network that will deliver your applications and information. And make sure you do a comprehensive examination of a provider's service level agreements (SLAs) from end to end.
At Bell, our peerless network capabilities and data centres put us in a position to answer any questions you have about supporting your hosting needs. Bell offers a full range of data centre solutions, including:
Guaranteed performance from Bell
Bell is the only provider in Canada to guarantee end-to-end application security and performance – in data centres and over the network. That is all the security, performance and availability you need for a successful cloud deployment.
Bell has launched a national initiative to increase the size of its data centre footprint in order to meet the growing needs of our enterprise and mid-market customers for co-location, hosting and managed services in Canada. Bell now has six state-of-the-art data centres throughout the Montréal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver regions, with construction underway for a new data centre in the Ottawa region.
By the end of 2011, our national data centres will be SAS70 II certified, connected to a SAS70 certified MPLS network, and will class Bell as a leader that can ensure application performance both in the data centre and over the network.
More importantly, these steps lay the foundation for a fully secure and highly available end-to-end solution for customers looking to enable next-generation services such as cloud computing and other multi-site and off-site solutions.
Bell's data centres:
- Are owned and located in Canada
- Offer class-leading infrastructure, redundancy and availability
- Have CICA 5970 Type II certification (equivalent to U.S. SAS 70 Type II)
Learn more about our data centre build by reading the full news story.
View our video to find out why Bell data centres are Canada's leading hosting locations.
Data centres support Bell tier 1 network
Unmatched by any other Canadian provider, the Bell network goes to extremes to support your data centre implementation. Here is what you should know about our network:
- Largest Canadian IP/MPLS footprint
- Rated #1 MPLS network in North America
- SAS70 certified
- Carries 80% of Canada's Internet traffic
- Processes 90% of Canadian debit/credit transactions
- Provides and manages more than 1 million IP connections
- Serves 90% of Canada's top 1,000 businesses
- Achieves availability of more than 99.999%
- Offers end-to-end, national SLAs on the metrics that matter: latency, packet loss and jitter
Bell data centre professional services
As a proven leader in network and hosting services, Bell brings extensive knowledge and experience. With 5,000 technicians and 3,000 network engineers, Bell employees have the most industry certifications in Canada. And our professional services experts can be with you wherever you are in the cloud, supporting your project from start to finish.
Bell can help
Bell is the partner of choice for prominent data centre players across infrastructure, software and services. Not only can we help simplify your IT and increase your ROI, but we can also offer the levels of security, performance and availability that you need.
If you would like to learn more, contact your Bell representative or request that a Bell representative contact you.
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