PEER 1 Hosting and CenturyLink Cloud Bring Enterprise-grade Cloud to Canada

Expansion of global partnership to North America delivers superior solution to enterprises requiring geo-specific services

VANCOUVER, BC – December 10, 2012 — PEER 1 Hosting (TSX:PIX), the global IT hosting provider, and Tier 3, the enterprise cloud platform company, today announced that their VMware-based, enterprise-grade cloud platform is now available in Canada. Businesses can now deploy applications on secure, enterprise cloud services in nodes located in Toronto today and Vancouver early next year.

Built with IT and development operations in mind, enterprise cloud services from PEER 1 Hosting and Tier 3 include IaaS, PaaS and advanced cloud management. This complete cloud platform helps businesses reduce IT complexity and operational burden. The joint offering addresses the enterprise cloud requirement for “data sovereignty” – ensuring that data is stored and managed according to Canadian rules and regulations. In addition to compliance with Canadian requirements, the partnership offers customers global scale, with additional nodes in North America and Europe.

Global enterprises can scale their Tier 3-based enterprise cloud effortlessly by leveraging PEER 1 Hosting’s proprietary 10Gbps FastFiber Network™ to connect the Toronto node and planned Vancouver node to data centers in London and Reading, U.K. or easily extend infrastructure to additional Tier 3 nodes in New York, Chicago, Seattle, and Salt Lake City. Enterprises now have flexibility to maintain independent, secure clouds within specific countries to address data sovereignty concerns or spread their cloud across multiple locations of their choosing within North America and Europe. Customers will also benefit from regionalized disaster recovery services.

“Cloud computing is about flexibility, reducing complexity, and minimizing operational costs. By bringing our partnership with Tier 3 to Canada, we are now enabling both Canadian and global enterprises to take advantage of a complete enterprise-grade cloud platform delivered with award winning service,” said Jay Newman, senior vice president, PEER 1 Hosting.

“Enterprises moving business-critical applications to the cloud have stringent cloud selection requirements. With the expansion of Tier 3’s cloud to Canada, in partnership with PEER 1 Hosting, enterprises now have a compelling cloud solution for their entire application portfolio, from development to business-critical workloads. And, advanced cloud management built-in means businesses realize IT operational efficiency and development agility today,” said Mark Cravotta, senior vice president, Tier 3.

Carl Brooks, infrastructure services analyst at 451 Group, said, “PEER 1 Hosting and Tier 3 operate as very successful providers on their own, making it a mutually beneficial relationship. The move into North America further validates their partnership: Tier 3 gets access to PEER 1 Hosting’s international audience and established hosting expertise, while PEER 1 gets a top-of-the-line IaaS service offering for its customers. The result is a compelling enterprise-grade cloud for end users that the company can expand swiftly to meet demand.”

PEER 1 Hosting’s and Tier 3’s enterprise cloud platform drives tangible return on investment and reduces time to market for cloud-based applications.To learn more about PEER 1 Hosting’s and Tier 3’s enterprise-grade cloud, read the whitepaper, Time to Move on from the Commodity Cloud or visit

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-in-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10Gbps FastFiber Network™ and 25K miles of fiber, we’re connected by 19 state-of-the-art datacenters, 21 points-of-presence and 10 colocation facilities in 14 cities 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™. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. PEER 1 Hosting shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: or Follow PEER 1 Hosting on Twitter: PEER1.

About Tier 3

Tier 3 unleashes business agility through unique, enterprise-class cloud services and software that puts global companies on the path to IT as a Service. The company’s virtual public cloud services combine both infrastructure (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) in a comprehensive platform. The Tier 3 Cloud increases IT operational efficiency and flexibility through advanced cloud orchestration and management capabilities. Global enterprises and service providers find the Tier 3 Cloud ideal for their entire business application portfolios, from development to production environments and mission-critical applications. The Company is based in Bellevue, WA, with regional presence in multiple locations in North America and Europe. For more information visit

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