Computer Room Services Corporation

Computer Room Services Corporation

December 15, 2011 08:00 ET

Primus Business Services Selects Computer Room Services Corporation as Design Consultant and General Contractor for new Tier 3 Data Centre in Toronto

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Computer Room Services Corporation (CRSC) has been awarded the role of Design Consultant and General Contractor for a new 30,000sq.ft. data centre for Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., to be located in Markham. "Our strategic design-build partnership with Primus has spanned more than a decade, with this Markham project representing the eighth data centre we have designed and built for them," comments Greg Eaton, Principal of CRSC. "With the demands of data centre end-users increasing, designs need to continue to be more advanced and innovative to ensure 100% uptime within the facility."

"CRSC has been an integral partner for Primus for many years, and they have been chosen again to deliver this project. They have continuously demonstrated their professionalism and expertise in designing, building, and maintaining data centres for Primus," said AJ Byers, Executive Vice-President of Primus Business Services, a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.

The Primus Markham data centre is truly a state-of-the-art facility in Canada and will be designed to meet elevated industry standards such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and Uptime Institute Tier III classification. These standards will be met by incorporating innovative design, high efficiency and redundant equipment with continuous maintainability. The commitment to efficiency is demonstrated in the selection of an innovative cooling system which will optimize free-cooling while significantly reducing energy and water consumption.

The Tier III classification requires redundant equipment which provides continuous power and cooling to the IT equipment. A key component of Tier III is concurrent maintainability whereby individual equipment can be maintained and/or bypassed without impacting critical uptime - which is vital to Primus clients. Maintaining all equipment properly ensures maximum reliability and functionality of the data centre, while improving the life span of the equipment.

"This site will not only be designed to meet the Tier III classification, but CRSC will be implementing design elements that ensure industry leading performance levels for Primus and its end-users," states Mr. Eaton. "Our company mandate is to provide our clients with efficient and reliable data centres as a one-stop resource - from conception to completion to maintenance. We believe this business structure provides our clients with great designs, full control of the project, rapid construction phases, and the most competitive cost structure available in the market."

The ultimate build out of the Primus Markham data centre is a 30,000 square foot facility which will be designed in 7,500 square foot pods. In addition to providing colocation services, this site will offer disaster recovery services with full server and generator power advanced with environmental monitoring and protection.

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About Computer Room Services Corporation

Computer Room Services Corporation (CRSC) is a leader in professional services, construction, and maintenance of all types of critical physical infrastructures, including data centres. Established in 1983, they provide design and engineering services, maintenance and equipment for all components of the IT infrastructure. CRSC supplies and installs any and all equipment including HVAC systems, UPS systems, racks, generators, environmental monitoring systems, fire detection and suppression systems, security, raised flooring, and structured cabling systems. There are more than 300 CRSC designed and constructed facilities across Canada; spanning all major sectors including government, institutional, industrial and commercial. CRSC employs approximately 25 people in Ontario.

About Primus Business Services

Primus Business Services is a leading national data centre and managed services solutions provider, offering services that include virtual storage and security, disaster recovery and cloud computing, voice, and IP connectivity solutions to more than 60,000 Canadian companies. Primus Canada Business Services owns and manages eight world-class, state-of-the-art data centres across Canada. Global companies are able to take advantage of PTGi's international presence with data centres in Australia and Brazil. Primus Business Services is a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) (NYSE:PTGI), Visit for more information.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Computer Room Services Corporation
    Tanya Cochrane
    Marketing & Communications Manager
    905.686.4000 ext 235