PR: Alexander Internet Technologies Nears Completion of 25,000sqft Data Center


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Nov 1, 2006
New Data Center Offers Unsurpassed Speed, Security, and Quality - Ideal for Serving End Customers in Asia and Europe

ALEXANDER FIRST NATION, NORTH AMERICA, Tuesday, October 31st, 2006 Alexander Internet Technologies state-of-the-art Data Center is on schedule to open December, 2006. Construction is underway on a high availability 25,000 square foot data center, offering clients secure server co-location facilities enjoying uncapped bandwidth, wirespeed connectivity, 24x7x365 onsite support, and failsafe backup and redundancy through a strategic alliance with a sister site in Asia (scheduled for start in Jan 07). With an ultra-low latency of .04 seconds, the data center is ideally suited to allow clients to service end customers in Asia and Europe. The new AIT facility, opening December, 2006, includes fully serviced office space (7,600 sq.ft.) available for clients.

Alexander First Nation has established and empowered Alexander Internet Technologies (AIT) to facilitate the involvement of Alexander First Nation and its members in internet and technology industries. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Edmonton, Alberta, AIT offers the advantage of doing business in a major North American metropolitan market, in collaboration with a stable and progressive native community and its government the Chief and Council of Alexander First Nation.

This data center will allow international customers the comfort of securely running their operations with 100% uptime, while maintaining failsafe global switchover capability as required, said Ms. Cheryl Savoie, of Alexander Internet Technologies. This offering is in response to market demand, and builds on Alexander First Nations significant investment in the technology.

Our state-of-the-art Data Center Network is comprised entirely of carrier-class Network hardware, featuring redundancy at all layers. At the hardware layer multiple routers and switches are configured in parallel with dynamic routing and switching to ensure automated fail-over during hardware, software or link failure. Our data center is located directly on multiple diverse fiber rings, and is redundantly connected to IP carriers by a minimum of two separate local providers. BGP4 is used in conjunction with the RouteScience PathControl system providing automated real-time (sub-second), best path route adjustment to ensure that traffic is delivered to the best provider.

Total network utilization is carefully monitored to enable upgrades as required to allow provision of a 2-to-1 ratio of available bandwidth to peak bandwidth. The NOC has been designed to reduce physical stress and staff requirements by operating in "lights-out" mode. This is extremely important as it allows us to maximize resource usage and to provide an environment of increased efficiency and security.

In addition we are able to offer:
Backup and disaster recovery which are 100% maintained by professional backup administrators - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Clients are protected against risks associated with system changes, catastrophic server failure and other controlled or uncontrolled events.
Global balancing services for your online gaming applications between AIT and an Asian Partner or where your current servers reside.

About Alexander Internet Technologies (AIT)
The Alexander First Nation is home to AITs world-class co-location server park. Located 20 minutes from downtown Edmonton, AIT offers the advantages of doing business in a major North American metropolitan market, in collaboration with a stable and progressive native community and its government the Chief and Council of Alexander First Nation. AIT has direct access to the extensive transportation and telecommunications services of the Edmonton, Alberta region AIT thrives as the location where i-space meets ibusiness-space in a carrier neutral environment. For more information see
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About Alexander First Nation (AFN)
The Alexander First Nation, party to Treaty No. 6 with the Government of Canada in 1876, is located 20 minutes from downtown Edmonton. Covering 7280 hectares, with a population of 1,550 registered members, Alexander First Nation is a member of the First Nations of Alberta and Canada. For more information on the Alexander Gaming Commission, see Link Removed ( Old/Invalid) or email
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Hundreds of brands are licensed in Kahnawake, but here's some First Nation competition

Ontario politicians may be trying to pass legislation banning online gambling adverts in the province, but elsewhere there's a more welcoming attitude to the industry.

The Kahnawake First Nation Mohawks in Quebec province, home to well over 300 online gambling brands and host to a multitude of company servers will soon have competition from The Alexander First Nation.

Announcing the formation of an online gambling commission this week, the Alexander First Nation says it intends to regulate companies that are granted licenses to operate under the tribe's sovereignty.

A spokesperson for the new commission said it plans to offer online gaming licenses to suitably qualified applicants. The commission is confident that the regulations will ensure a safe, high-quality environment for Internet gamblers.

The Alexander Gaming Commission's mission will be to regulate and control gaming and other gaming related activities within and from the Alexander First Nation. All interactive gaming such as online casinos and online poker sites, will have to satisfy three basic principles to obtain a license to operate:

* Only suitable persons and entities are permitted to operate within Alexander
* Games must be fair to the players
* Winners are paid

The Alexander First Nation is one of 44 such sovereign communities in the Alberta province of Canada. In 2002 the tribe was awarded $63 million by the Canadian government in settlement of a claim dating back to 1905 when approximately 3 851.9 hectares (9,518 acres) of reserve lands were allegedly surrendered by the First Nation.

The settlement provided Alexander First Nation with approximately $63 million in compensation for the damages and losses suffered as a result of the surrender. The settlement amount was substantial because the former reserve lands are productive agricultural lands and were part of a gas unit producing natural gas from 1955 to 1997. The majority of the compensation was placed in a trust to ensure that future generations of Alexander First Nation members benefit from the settlement.

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