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TELUS Launches Virtual Private Cloud Service For Canadian Businesses

TELUS Agil IT is a flexible, on-demand, enterprise-class Cloud offering designed specifically for business needs

TORONTO, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - TELUS today announced the launch of the TELUS Agil IT Virtual Private Cloud, an innovative service that enables businesses to take full control of their cloud environment. The first of TELUS' Agil IT cloud offerings, and unlike other cloud infrastructure services, TELUS' Virtual Private Cloud service provides organizations of all sizes access to computing resources on-demand with a powerful, full-featured portal that enables 24x7 remote access to view and manage their cloud.

"TELUS has taken a quality-based approach to cloud computing by providing customers with secured, guaranteed capacity of computing power while maintaining the flexibility to create, change or suspend their computing jobs as required through a centralized view of their cloud infrastructure," said Tony Krueck, vice-president of Business Products & Services at TELUS. "This allows businesses to respond with greater agility to market demands, develop new applications faster, and contain IT costs by subscribing to computing capacity only as needed."

With TELUS Agil IT Virtual Private Cloud, organizations can migrate to the cloud without worries. The service offers the flexible, scalable, enterprise-class infrastructure businesses of any size need to succeed today and into the future - without the capital and maintenance expenses of building and supporting excessive IT infrastructure in-house. IT managers are in control of the scale and cost of the resources used, yet gain the flexibility to instantly adjust up or down as needed. Since TELUS takes care of managing the infrastructure, internal IT staff is relieved from many of the burdens of day-to-day management, enabling them to focus on more strategic tasks such as business innovation, applications and end-user productivity.

TELUS engineered its cloud service leveraging the next generation of commercial grade hardware and software technologies from leading providers including AMD, NetApp, VMware, and Xsigo. The chosen platforms underwent extensive evaluation and integration efforts to ensure the service delivers the security, performance, scalability and reliability required by businesses and organizations to implement the cloud with confidence while retaining the applications and data within Canada.

Supporting Quotes:

Vladimir Rozanovich, vice-president of North America Commercial Business, AMD "AMD's Opteron 6100- and newest-generation 6200-series processors are helping TELUS deliver a high-performance and energy-efficient cloud computing solution."

Jeff Goldstein, vice-president and general manager of NetApp Canada "TELUS is a Platinum level Service Provider in NetApp's expanding partner ecosystem that is capitalizing on new opportunities to grow their business by delivering innovative private cloud services built on NetApp storage. This new TELUS Agil IT service will help our mutual customers accelerate deployment of private clouds and offers greater flexibility in managing their storage needs."

Grant Aitken, Area vice-president, VMware Canada "The VMware vCloud Powered program was developed to enable our service provider partners to differentiate themselves and help them bring their enterprise-class cloud services to market in this competitive landscape. We look forward to supporting TELUS further as it delivers on the agility and performance customers are looking for in the cloud computing landscape."

Lloyd Carney, CEO of Xsigo "Xsigo's Data Center Fabric provides TELUS with the performance, networking efficiencies and operational flexibility that a world-class cloud computing environment demands."

TELUS offers computing and mobile communications solutions to more than 250,000 small-and-medium-sized businesses and 1,600 enterprises across Canada. Small, medium and large enterprises doing business with TELUS can count on a large business team dedicated to meeting their organizations' needs 24/7, a state-of-the-art 4G LTE network in major urban centres, Clear and Simple rate plans, and customized solutions which now include Managed Mobility Services that enable them to work anywhere, anytime, on any device.

For more information about TELUS Agil IT, please visit www.telus.com/agilit.

About TELUS TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.4 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 500,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

For more information about TELUS, please visit www.telus.com.

SOURCE TELUS Corporation

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