4Degrees Data Centers Certified Tier III for Design and Construction by the Uptime Institute

November 9, 2017 - Press Release

 Montréal, November 9, 2017 – After earning Tier III Certification of Design Documents, the 4Degrees data centers in Montréal and Québec City have added the coveted Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility to the numerous distinctions they hold. This certification from the independent Uptime Institute, the global authority on data center design, provides assurance of fail proof service at all times. 4Degrees is now one of the few players in Canada to have acquired this superior seal of quality for both the design and construction of its facilities.

Today's hyperconnected world generates huge amounts of data. Companies are looking for a reliable and extremely secure partner to host their servers. In this highly competitive environment, 4Degrees has made a name for itself as a hosting solution that meets the highest standards.

According to Jean Novak, President of Videotron Business Solutions, "Customer satisfaction and reliability are top priorities for us. Tier III certification provides our customers with an added assurance of business continuity. It also means 4Degrees data centers have joined the ranks of the major international players that meet the industry's most stringent standards."

Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility, which is awarded only after rigorous testing of mechanical, electrical and structural elements under real-world conditions, is the international gold standard for continuous uptime outside of the military sector. It gives customers the firmest assurance that facilities have been built in accordance with design documents and that they fully meet uptime and performance requirements.

4Degrees - just like being there
In addition to its data hosting innovations, 4Degrees uses cutting-edge technology to market its services. No matter where they may be on the planet, current and potential 4Degrees clients can check out its unmatched custom-built data centers through a new virtual tour. Professional 6K 360° cameras were used to record images of the facilities (server rooms, meeting areas, etc.) to create a unique virtual reality (VR) video. Data hosting specialists can now just put on a VR headset and have a 4Degrees immersive experience.

About 4Degrees
4Degrees offers businesses and institutions a certified, secure, flexible hosting solution. Its two data centers in the heart of the Montréal and Québec City technology parks, meet the highest industry standards. They are designed to provide sophisticated, high availability (Tier III) secure (PCI DSS and ISO 27001) colocation facilities. 4Degrees is a subsidiary of Videotron. For more information, visit www.4degrees-colo.com

About Videotron
Videotron (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of September 30, 2017, Videotron was serving 1,649,000 cable television customers, including 1,603,900 Digital TV subscribers, while Club illico, the over-the-top video service, had 347,400 members. Videotron is also the Quebec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,654,100 subscribers to its cable service as of September 30, 2017. As of the same date, Videotron had 990,300 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,205,400 Quebec households and organizations. For the twelfth consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Quebec's most respected telecommunications company in the annual Léger survey.

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