____Posted Thursday March 16, 2017 ____



Hydro One Telecom Inc. announces network expansion to additional Data Centres and the launch of its new Backup as a Service offering

Set to capitalize on data growth trends

Toronto - Hydro One Telecom Inc. (Hydro One Telecom) announced that it has expanded its network to over 30 Data Centres across Ontario and Quebec with plans to connect to 13 additional locations in 2017.

"A company's most valuable asset, besides its employees, is its data," said Paul Madore, President and CEO, Hydro One Telecom. "We are investing in our network to address the growth of data traffic driven by analytics, mobile devices, big data and the Internet of Things."

The Hydro One Telecom fiber-optic network provides high-speed data networking services that are secure, diverse, reliable and scalable. These services are available to data centre operators, tenants, cloud providers and companies who want to access the services that are provided within these data centres.

In addition, Hydro One Telecom has added a valuable new service to its portfolio: a comprehensive, cloud-based Backup as a Service (BaaS) solution that compliments the coverage and connectivity the Company already provides.

"Our BaaS solution will be used to help protect the critical data of our clients and give them a real-time, enterprise-wide view of its status across all protected data sources," said Madore. "By offering a secure, reliable, manageable and affordable service to our clients, we are also providing an even more valuable asset to them which is peace of mind."

The service will meet the needs of clients looking for a single, consolidated repository that simplifies backup and recovery of data that is stored:

• on physical servers and virtual machines
• in SaaS-based apps such as Google Apps, Salesforce.com or Microsoft Office 365
• in cloud-based platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure
• on desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets

All protected data, regardless of the source, can be viewed and controlled via a dashboard for even the most complex disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.

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