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Net management VAR builds out Canadian disaster recovery facilities

Network-management outsourcer the HyperTec Group is building a 40,000-sq.ft DR facility in Montreal to enhance its existing network management/monitoring service, high-capacity storage and other services. Company execs said Canada is woefully underequipped with business continuity services.

Montreal-based HyperTec Group is building a business-continuity/disaster-recovery (BCDR) facility designed to provide office space for 3,500 displaced workers and 40,000 square-feet of high-availability data center.

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The facility, which is 75% to 85% online and is one of several the company plans to build in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada, is designed to meet what HyperTec executives said is a crying need for disaster recovery in the country.

HyperTec offers the BCDR service in addition to its round-the-clock network service, which provides not only monitoring but also a fully redundant network covering the U.S., Canada and Europe as well as high-capacity storage, power backup and other necessary services.

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