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Meet a Whipcordian: Kam Shahid

By Kam Shahid on July 18, 2019

My name is Kam and when I was five years old, I wanted to be an astronaut. By the time I was six years old, I realized I had a better chance of designing spaceships than actually flying them. So, I decided to become an aerospace engineer. One of my deep, dark secrets is that I grew up in Hamilton, Ontario (that’s me standing in front of the first Tim Hortons in Hamilton). It wasn’t until I moved to Toronto that I was able to realize my educational ambitions.

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Empowering The Digital Transformation of Agriculture

By The Whipcord Team on May 28, 2019

The first product we’re offering to farmers is what we consider the next most natural and logical step to creating value on the farm: First Pass Route Optimization. With First Pass we’re able to offer growers the opportunity to reduce their in-field miles and costs by over 5%, which results in a reduction in fuel, equipment and labor expenses. First Pass is a product that solves a universal need in every field. 

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How a Turnkey Solution Adds Value To Your Business

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on May 15, 2019

If you're a business searching for a solution that offers more reliability during times of uncertainty, then you're not alone. Everyday it seems like there's another report predicting those uncertain times are increasing, with outages being "bound to continue as extreme weather events become more frequent and severe.” Hearing about how BC Hydro's customer outages have tripled in the past 5 years, the luxury of a Disaster Recovery (DR) solution has now become a necessity.

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Meet a Whipcordian: Matt Mendes

By Matt Mendes, Chief Financial Officer on May 9, 2019

Hi all –

My name is Matt Mendes and I recently joined Whipcord as CFO after spending over a decade working in the corporate world.

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Can Your Business Survive A Disaster Tomorrow, If You Don’t Prepare Today?

By Ron Singh, Regional Sales Manager, BC on May 8, 2019

Living in BC today, we’re used to the beautiful scenery, greenery, mountains, parks and of course the rain, but what we’re hearing about in the headlines paints a much different picture:

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How Technology Delivers Value Directly To Growers

By Matt Coutts, Program Manager, Agriculture on May 1, 2019

No industry is more durable or has more permanence than agriculture and at Whipcord we understand the substantial value technology delivers. For those reasons, we intend to build our agriculture products with growers at the center, as we acknowledge their importance as stewards of the land. 

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What Is The Internet of Things (IoT)?

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on April 24, 2019

Well first off, the Internet of Things is a buzzword. And like many technical buzzwords, the underlying concept that it purports to describe existed long before the media-friendly “IoT” moniker came into existence.

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How The Digital Revolution Enables The Family Farm To Compete

By Matt Coutts, Program Manager, Agriculture on April 23, 2019

Agriculture is among the oldest and most important industries in the world, serving the population globally by providing a basic necessity: food. 

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Meet a Whipcordian: Chris Perlette

By Chris Perlette, Junior System Administrator on April 11, 2019

 

Hello!

Chris here – I was born and raised in Calgary, living there until I left to attend the University of Lethbridge, where I’m currently completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

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Farmers’ software optimizes field passes

By External Author on April 1, 2019

First Pass is a guidance line software that enables farm equipment working on the same field to work efficiently together by creating one correct route that any of the machines can take anywhere on the field. | First Pass photo

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Meet a Whipcordian: Keegan Osler

By Keegan Osler, Software Developer on March 27, 2019

Hi there! My name is Keegan and I recently joined the Whipcord team as a Software Developer. My educational background is in physics, math and computer science while my knowledge of software development is largely self-taught (shout out to Google!).

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Part 3: More Fiber in Your Diet

By The Whipcord Team on March 21, 2019

As technology continues to transform all types of industries, there's been an increasing trend in the adoption rate among those involved in the agriculture community. The second Green Revolution is happening now and in this three-part series we'll discuss the boom of agriculture technology driven by the growing need at the farm level to save money and time without added complexity 


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Part 2: We're Your Neighbour

By The Whipcord Team on March 14, 2019

As technology continues to transform all types of industries, there's been an increasing trend in the adoption rate among those involved in the agriculture community. The second Green Revolution is happening now, and in this three-part series we'll discuss the boom of agriculture technology driven by the growing need at the farm level to save money and time without added complexity.  

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Part 1: What is AgTech?

By The Whipcord Team on March 7, 2019

As technology continues to transform all types of industries, there's been an increasing trend in the adoption rate among those involved in the agriculture community. The second Green Revolution is happening now, and in this three-part series we'll discuss the boom of agriculture technology driven by the growing need at the farm level to save money and time without added complexity.  

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Meet a Whipcordian: Matt Coutts

By Matt Coutts, Program Manager, Agriculture on February 20, 2019

Hi, I’m Matt Coutts, the Program ManagerAgriculture at Whipcord. I grew up in Kindersley, SK working on my family’s farm and am excited to continue my career in agriculture with Whipcord

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Public vs. Private Cloud: Top 4 Differences

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on February 11, 2019

Most people who are considering moving to the cloud are familiar with public cloud services such as those offered by Amazon, Microsoft and Google. However, while those services have attributes in common, private cloud services – such as those offered by Whipcord – are different.

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Meet a Whipcordian: Jessie Carpenter

By Jessie Carpenter, Accountant on January 16, 2019

Hey! My name is Jessie Carpenter and I’m here to help Karla crunch the numbers as the newest addition to the Accounting Team; I’m closing in on my third month at Whipcord and am so happy to be here. I like to work hard while having fun and Whipcord has given me the ideal work/life balance to achieve that.

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Meet a Whipcordian: Marianne Loose

By Marianne Loose, Office Manager on January 9, 2019

Hi, my name is Marianne Loose and I joined the Whipcord team in November 2018. I was born and raised in a small town of 302 people (301 since I moved), nestled in the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Glenwood is not only known as the “cheese town” for its cheese factory and museum, but also for its rich agricultural community. After graduating from high school, I moved to Calgary and it has been home for me ever since.

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Meet a Whipcordian: Norm Nelson

By Norm Nelson, System Administrator on January 2, 2019

Hello everyone! My name is Norm Nelson, I joined the Whipcord team as a System Administrator back in July of 2018. I was born and raised in the windy city of Lethbridge, but as someone who isn't a fan of the wind I spent much of my childhood playing around with computers. Since I was always breaking something by pushing each system to it limits, it was a great way to get practical "unintended" IT experience as a kid.

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Mini-Series Parts 9&10: 10 Important Questions to Ask Your IT Partner

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on December 19, 2018

There’s more to choosing an IT partner than just searching for a solution that meets your technical requirements. Your partner will become an extension of your team, so it’s important to take the time to find the right fit, and asking the right questions is the first step in creating a trusting and lasting relationship. In this mini-series we’ll explore the most important questions we’d want you to ask someone like us! 

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Meet a Whipcordian: David Burgess

By David Burgess, System Administrator on December 12, 2018

Nobody at Whipcord would admit publicly that I was hired on my name alone, but Whipcord needed a System Administrator, and upsetting the longstanding Canadian business convention of stabling at least one Dave or David in the company at all times was out of the question. With a name like David Burgess, I was a shoo-in.

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Mini-Series Parts 7&8: 10 Important Questions to Ask Your IT Partner

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on December 12, 2018

There’s more to choosing an IT partner than just searching for a solution that meets your technical requirements. Your partner will become an extension of your team, so it’s important to take the time to find the right fit, and asking the right questions is the first step in creating a trusting and lasting relationship. In this mini-series we’ll explore the most important questions we’d want you to ask someone like us! 

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Mini-Series Parts 5&6: 10 Important Questions to Ask your IT Partner

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on December 5, 2018

There’s more to choosing an IT partner than just searching for a solution that meets your technical requirements. Your partner will become an extension of your team, so it’s important to take the time to find the right fit, and asking the right questions is the first step in creating a trusting and lasting relationship. In this mini-series we’ll explore the most important questions we’d want you to ask someone like us!

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Meet a Whipcordian: Wilson Acton

By Wilson Acton, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs & General Counsel on December 3, 2018

Hey everyone!  My name is Wilson Acton and I joined the Whipcord team in May. I’m originally from the “Lord’s Rectangle” – Saskatchewan, and grew up driving a tractor under the large prairie skies on a farm south of Moose Jaw. 

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Mini-Series Parts 3&4: 10 Important Questions to Ask your IT Partner

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on November 28, 2018

There’s more to choosing an IT partner than just searching for a solution that meets your technical requirements. Your partner will become an extension of your team, so it’s important to take the time to find the right fit, and asking the right questions is the first step in creating a trusting and lasting relationship. In this mini-series we’ll explore the most important questions we’d want you to ask someone like us!

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Mini-Series Part 2: 10 Important Questions to Ask your IT Partner

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on November 21, 2018

There’s more to choosing an IT partner than just searching for a solution that meets your technical requirements. Your partner will become an extension of your team, so it’s important to take the time to find the right fit, and asking the right questions is the first step in creating a trusting and lasting relationship. In this mini-series we’ll explore the most important questions we’d want you to ask someone like us!

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Mini-Series Part 1: 10 Important Questions to Ask your IT Partner

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on November 14, 2018

There’s more to choosing an IT partner than just searching for a solution that meets your technical requirements. Your partner will become an extension of your team, so it’s important to take the time to find the right fit, and asking the right questions is the first step in creating a trusting and lasting relationship. In this mini-series we’ll explore the most important questions we’d want you to ask someone like us!

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5 Major Trends Impacting Cloud & its Adoption in 2019

By The Whipcord Team on October 2, 2018

The rate of cloud adoption will continue to rise in 2019 and be harder to ignore as more CIOs are challenged by the enormous costs of managing infrastructure while dealing with the high costs of delivering availability, security and performance. With a booming economy, enterprises will often overlook inefficiencies and real infrastructure costs because they don’t have to worry about it at the time. However, forward-looking CIOs will start preparing for the inevitable downturn by focusing on reigning in costs and reducing operational risk, while delivering a superior experience to their customers.

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Whipcord Now Hosting Large Crypto Mining Operation in Lethbridge

By The Whipcord Team on September 27, 2018

Whipcord is pleased to welcome Blackcloud to our Lethbridge data centre! Blackcloud's Biostar Hardware arrived at our flagship data centre, August 8th, 2018.

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Whipcord Partners with Tetranex to Build Cryptomining Pod

By The Whipcord Team on September 24, 2018

We have now partnered with Tetranex to manufacture and install our first cryptomining pod!

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Meet a Whipcordian: Karla Ginter

By Karla Ginter, Corporate Controller on September 10, 2018

Hi, my name is Karla Ginter, and I crunch the numbers here at Whipcord. I was born and raised in southern Manitoba, and thus, am well versed in swatting mosquitoes and shovelling enormous drifts of snow. The mountains called my name for enough years that when presented the opportunity for a transfer to southern Alberta in 2002, my husband and I jumped at it.

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We're Growing... Join Our Team!

By Ryan Johnson, President & CEO of Whipcord on September 6, 2018

Summer got away from us, but I’d like welcome our new staff members! We've had a really exciting year as we pursue tomorrow's digital world, and with that growth we're also looking to expand our team. Exciting things are happening at Whipcord - keep an eye out for upcoming announcements!

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IT Basics Part 3: What Is an IP Address?

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on August 23, 2018

So far we’ve discussed networks and protocols. Both have been fairly general topics. but now we come to something a little more specific: Internet Protocol (or IP) addresses, specifically with a focus on IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4).

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IT Basics Part 2: What is a protocol?

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on June 22, 2018

A protocol, in general terms, might be described as a formal set of rules to govern interactions between two entities. Another way to think of them might be like shared languages. For example, if I’m speaking Inuktitut and you’re speaking Swahili, our conversation likely won't be very fruitful.

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Final Thoughts from Whipcord's Intern, Camilo

By Camilo Cubides on May 4, 2018

First days on new the job can be a little scary for everyone, but in this case, they had me come in before my first day to get introduced to the people that work in the building. They seemed like very friendly, cool and welcoming people, which made me feel more excited than intimidated.

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Part 3: The Business Case for Cloud Computing

By The Whipcord Team on May 2, 2018

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, I outlined several key aspects of IT infrastructure, the prevailing types of cloud and managed infrastructure and the different approaches to creating a business case for the cloud. So how do we bring it all together?

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Dedicated Private Cloud: The Best of Both Worlds

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on April 3, 2018

What exactly is private cloud, and how is it different from public cloud services?

I think one way to look at it is that private cloud is the sort of cloud you would choose to build for yourself. Based on an industry standard platform, fully compatible with your existing Enterprise applications, secure and isolated from the public Internet.

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IT Terminology 101: The Internet is a Proper Noun!

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on March 15, 2018

Okay, call me a grammar nerd if you'd like, but when we talk about the Internet, it should be capitalized.

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Part 2: The Business Case for Cloud Computing

By The Whipcord Team on March 8, 2018

In this blog series we'll present the business case for cloud computing to empower more organizations to see the financial advantages that augment the technological benefits of migrating to cloud computing. In this series installment, we'll delve further into the different types of Cloud and the associated costs. 

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IT Basics Part 1: What Is a Network?

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on February 28, 2018

A network, in its most basic sense, is just a collection of things that can communicate with each other.

In the IT world, networks exist to exchange information between individual devices, or “nodes”. This could be as simple as two devices directly connected to each other (we call this a Point-to-Point network) or it could be hundreds or thousands of devices connected with various switches and routers.

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Say Yes to The Cloud This Valentine’s Day 

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on February 14, 2018

Disaster Recovery Has Never Looked This Good

The top sources of financial loss for businesses are downtime caused by uncontrollable factors like hardware failure - but did you know, 58% of downtime incidents are actually caused by human error, while natural disaster account for only 10%? So, while your biggest concern is a Chinook coming in after a big snow fall, Janet over in reception is getting way too excited talking about her new Instant Pot, knocking her cup of coffee all over her computer.

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Part 1: The Business Case for Cloud Computing

By The Whipcord Team on January 29, 2018

It’s difficult to talk about computing and IT infrastructure without the conversation quickly turning to the Cloud. For those who approach new technology with some skepticism or reservation, this can appear as another overly-hyped marketing gimmick - especially for those that have recently made an investment in their premise-based infrastructure. However, for others it’s a powerful technology, enabling businesses to do more with less and access technology previously out of reach or reserved for very large enterprises. In this blog series we'll present the business case for cloud computing to empower more organizations to properly understand the business case and financial advantages that augment the technological benefits of migrating to Cloud computing.

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Route Optimization: Picking the Best Tube for Your Traffic

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on January 24, 2018

You may have heard the Internet described as “a network of networks”. This is in fact quite accurate. (Or perhaps “a series of tubes”, which, although not entirely inaccurate, is a whole different discussion.)

The routing protocol that allows us to navigate these interconnected networks is known as Border Gateway Protocol, or BGP. In BGP parlance, each of the individual networks that make up the Internet is known as an Autonomous System or AS.

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Total Access, Control and Protection of Office 365 Email Data

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on January 23, 2018

It's here! NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 1.5

Mitigate the risk of losing access to email data and ensure Availability for Office 365 users. With version 1.5 and existing email recovery technology, users can increase scalability, take advantage of powerful automation and self-service restore, and expand platform support. 

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How to Transform Your Business with Colocation

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on December 7, 2017

When it comes to moving your servers off-site, the only real question is “if not here, then why there?” The IT field experiences rapid advancements that give data centres an edge over what other businesses can provide for themselves, from a high level of physical security to network speeds.

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Data Centre Efficiency: Keeps Your Costs Down and Helps Fight Climate Change Too!

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on November 30, 2017

Do you remember being admonished as a child for holding the refrigerator door open? Or what about air conditioning – we often hear that raising our thermostats slightly in the summer can result in significant savings.

The data centre is no different in terms of energy conservation strategies; we just do things on a much larger scale. 

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Are All UPS Systems Created Equal?

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on November 14, 2017

When the lights go out, we often rely on Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) or “battery backup” systems to keep our computers running. From small and inexpensive home or office units to multi-megawatt data centre installations, these systems all perform the same basic task; they use batteries to supply power to computers and other IT equipment for brief periods when utility power is down. But that’s where the similarity ends - there are some important differences between consumer and enterprise UPS systems. 

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How Much Power Do You Really Need?

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on November 3, 2017

In my previous post, we explored the difference between Volt-Amps and Watts, and came to the conclusion that, with today’s power-factor-corrected equipment, these two measurements are usually nearly identical.

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When is it Time to Pursue Colocation?

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on October 30, 2017

When searching for a provider to outsource your infrastructure to, the cloud is an attractive option for most businesses, but not every organization is ready to make that leap. A data centre exists to protect equipment and data while offering cost-efficient solutions with higher reliability, increased connectivity and improved physical security.

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Watt’s the Deal with Volt-Amps?

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on October 27, 2017

If you’re seriously considering moving from an in-house server room to a colocation facility, you'll likely have some questions about power. What is a Volt-Ampere, you may be asking, and how is a VA rating different from a power rating in Watts?

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Understanding Colocation in 2017

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on October 18, 2017

When you take advantage of colocation you’re renting space in a data centre for your servers, storage hardware and network devices, leveraging the facility’s resiliency and physical security to provide you the ideal environment for your infrastructure. However, with the rise of cloud services, you may be wondering how colocation is still relevant?

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Don't embrace the future, charge into it

By The Whipcord Team on September 29, 2017

Wow! After a big week in Boston at the Inbound 2017 Conference, I’m excited to head back to Canada and share all my newfound knowledge with my team.

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Gutenberg Revolution: Inventor of the Printing Press

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on September 14, 2017

Prior to the year 1450 making a book was a painstaking task, resulting in only 40-50 pages being printed per day. However, the invention of the printing press allowed mass production of books, with knowledge quickly being able to spread throughout Europe.


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Why Should You Care About RPO and RTO?

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on September 5, 2017

As a business, your recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) are important aspects to your disaster recovery plan. As part of that plan, your data should be backed up or replicated and knowing your RPO and RTO will help you make an informed decision on what’s right for your business.

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Pioneer of Computer Science

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on August 24, 2017

In 1950, mathematician Alan Turing shared his belief that computers would one day be so powerful that they would be able to think and also that artificial intelligence would become a reality. He created the Universal Turing Machine in 1936 that could be programmed to do anything, thus starting a new era of business computing. Turing also had a huge impact during World War II, but this wasn’t widely known until the 1970s as his work for the military was considered top-secret.


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Why Disaster Recovery as a Service?

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on August 22, 2017

The biggest concern during a disaster is the financial loss that businesses will incur based on their ability to keep recovery time (RTO) low. Larger corporations have the financial resources and staff to reduce downtime, but the statistics for small to medium sized businesses are not as encouraging. It’s important to have a plan in case of disaster – which can be anything from a natural disaster to an internal failure. But, the decision on which service to utilize will depend on your in-house IT specialists so before making your decision you’ll want to consider your available resources, risks and the subsequent financial losses you may face.

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19th Century Weather Forecasting

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on August 17, 2017

Today we have many tools to predict the weather as we can scientifically measure the temperature, air pressure and windspeed. However, before these tools and technologies, the weather was predicted by the appearance of clouds or the behaviour of animals. As these predictions became more sophisticated and the need for weather forecasting was introduced, inventions like the telegraph proved itself to be useful in unexpected ways.

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How NAFTA Renegotiations Will Affect Canadians

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on August 15, 2017

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) exists to remove barriers to the exchange of goods and services between the United States, Canada and Mexico. As an integrated market worth $6.5 trillion annually, it also removes taxes on traded products and protects copyrights, patents and trademarks. However, the personal information of Canadians is on the table this time as NAFTA heads into renegotiations this month.


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What You Need to Know About Disaster Recovery

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on August 9, 2017

When talking about disaster, most people immediately think of natural disasters, but there are more risks than just heavy rain or damaging winds. It’s important to consider man-made disasters when assessing your risks like chemical spills, cyberattacks or arson.

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Are You Promoting Strong Cyber Security?

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on August 2, 2017

You can arm your company with all the best resources from software to hardware, but you’re still only as strong as your weakest link. Did you know that ‘people’ pose the highest security threat? It’s important that everyone within your organization adheres to a set of best practice security measures and knows what to do and who to talk to about cyber security, because it’s not enough to only be protected by an anti-virus.

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Student Project to Enterprise System

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on July 28, 2017

At Whipcord we’re proud of our talented team - from the members of our Network Operations Centre (NOC) to our front-line sales team, we work hard to provide our clients with comprehensive high touch service. Today we’re featuring a newer member of our NOC who was integral in developing our new Bandwidth Accounting System.

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Your Biggest Security Threat is Likely Not What You Think

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on July 24, 2017

If your company has experienced security issues, you may be wondering where you went wrong? You’ll be surprised to know that when it comes to protecting your infrastructure, there’s more to it than just the physical location of your servers and the software security you utilize. 

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Secret Communication System

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on July 20, 2017

Inventor of Frequency Hopping

A woman of many talents - known for her beauty and lengthy career in Hollywood - Hedy Lamarr was also an inventor who had a hand in creating technology that was designed to assist the military during World War II. Known as the “Secret Communication System,” the technology was to prevent enemies from intercepting classified messages. In later years it would be further developed to become very important today, not only to the military’s secure communications, but also to the cell phone industry.

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NEW Veeam, through Whipcord, for Physical, Endpoint & Cloud

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on July 18, 2017

The Veeam ® Availability Platform enables businesses of all sizes to ensure Availability for virtual, physical and cloud-based workloads. Veeam, through Whipcord, is offering free licences with only storage costs until December 31, 2017.

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Top 3 Advantages of Using the Cloud

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on July 18, 2017

It’s undisputable that cloud solutions are on the rise, with Forbes predicting that within the next year 80% of all IT budgets will be committed to cloud solutions. The cloud continues to gain momentum as perception positively increases, and there are many advantages influencing the rise in businesses making the shift towards it.

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Are You Utilizing the Cloud to its Full Potential?

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on July 11, 2017

There’s a misconception surrounding the cloud that it’s complicated. If you ask around, most people would give you a different interpretation of what they think it is. But ironically, the cloud offers a far more simplistic storage solution than previous methods. The need for cloud services is on the rise, with Gartner predicting “IaaS will grow 36.8% this year and reach $34.6 billion."

Many people believe that your data floats into cyberspace where it hangs out until you need it again. Hollywood has also created this unrealistic myth that your data is easily available to hackers.

The truth is, the cloud has a physical location and, in this case, it’s located in our data centre. Think of the cloud as a safety deposit box and the data center as the bank. You store all your valuable data in our facility, taking advantage of the security and maintenance perks.

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Does your business have a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy?

By The Whipcord Team on March 30, 2017

A solid disaster recovery plan ensures your company is resilient to IT disruptions and is able to restore services in case of disaster. Veeam's Availability Suite™ 9.5 offers more than just regular backups, instead it leverages IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud. Together, Veeam, Whipcord and our partner Open Storage Solutions make it simple to create a comprehensive Availability strategy that includes an off-site infrastructure in the cloud.

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The Cloud-Based Approach to Disaster Recovery

By Cadence Briand on March 28, 2017

Although cloud replication has proven itself to be a trusted and long running system to keeping your backup data secure and up to date, I have discovered that it involves exactly zero clouds. While this was a small setback in my research, I now know that Replication gives businesses and networks a cloud-based replica of your environment. This replica allows for easy access to a recent backup of a singular virtual machine, a set of VM’s (Virtual Machines) or even an entire network, along with the ability to switch over to said replica should anything go wrong with your own environment.

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Get on the Cloud with Veeam & Whipcord

By Cadence Briand on March 14, 2017

If you use a computer often, you've likely have had inconvenient experiences resulting in data loss. From accidentally deleting a work-in-progress to your network being three feet deep in water, data loss can leave a serious negative impact on your businesses performance. Fortunately, services such as Veeam Cloud Connect Backup can be a solution to these problems, letting you can rest easy knowing you have a (literal) backup plan.


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Learn Modern Disaster Recovery with Veeam, Whipcord, and Caretek

By The Whipcord Team on February 21, 2017

Whipcord is excited to announce our expansion into the Toronto market and to help us kick off our launch, we're co-hosting an event on February 22 with Veeam and CareTek.

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Lethbridge company expands nationally, receives high satisfaction ranking

By The Whipcord Team on January 19, 2017

Data centre services company, Whipcord, sees success in 2016, looks to increased growth in 2017

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The Top 4 Reasons Why Whipcord is the Best Choice for the Education Marketplace: Reason #4

By The Whipcord Team on January 9, 2017


We're Canadian...eh? 

Whipcord is proudly Canadian owned and operated with all of our facilities and infrastructure located in Canada. We guarantee that your data stays here, meaning that it's secure and not bound by the US Patriot Act.

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The Top 4 Reasons Why Whipcord is the best choice for the education marketplace: Reason #3

By The Whipcord Team on December 21, 2016

Our team specializes in four key areas

We're a one-stop-shop for all your needs with our experts specializing in colocation, backup & replication, cloud and network and we can combine services to create the best fit for your business.

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The Top 4 Reasons Why Whipcord is the Best Choice for the Education Marketplace: Reason #2

By The Whipcord Team on December 14, 2016

Whipcord focuses on customer satisfaction

Sure, every business wants to ensure their customers are satisfied, but we're committed to providing an excellent experience from our first contact to your entire duration with us. Just how committed are we? Ask our customers! Last year our customers gave us a 96% overall Customer Satisfaction Score, with 86% of respondents saying their Whipcord experience was Excellent or Very Good.
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The Top 4 Reasons Why Whipcord is the Best Choice for the Education Marketplace

By The Whipcord Team on December 6, 2016

Recently we had the opportunity to attend the Convergence Conference in Calgary, Alberta with our partner Wolf Creek Public Schools. Convergence brings together teachers, technology experts within schools, and government and industry representatives from across Alberta to discover emerging technologies and trends in the marketplace.

Wolf Creek has been a partner of ours since the summer of 2016 and we were pleased that they were hosting a talk on the infrastructure solutions we have provided to them. To read more in depth about how we worked to move Wolf Creek to an offsite Infrastructure as a Service solution, download their case study!

So why would an educational organization choose Whipcord? Follow along as we discuss our top four reasons over the coming weeks.

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Whipcord Selects INFINIDAT to Address Data Storage Performance, Reliability and Growth

By The Whipcord Team on December 6, 2016

Growing Cloud Service Provider Deploys InfiniBox to Exceed Customer Requirements and Deliver Dependable Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service

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Wolf Creek & Whipcord

By The Whipcord Team on November 15, 2016


BUILDING A STRONG PARTNERSHIP THROUGH IaaS

  • Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) is a leading school division in Alberta for using technology to enhance student learning to meet the needs of staff, students and their parents
  • Whipcord specializes in colocation, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), backup & disaster recovery and connectivity
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Monitor what's important to you, Whipcord offers flexible monitoring solution for businesses

By The Whipcord Team on August 24, 2016

As an addition to our growing suite of services, Whipcord is offering a flexible monitoring solution. This allows you to monitor your application, database, uptime, CPU, RAM, network, etc. - whatever is important to you.

Topics: news
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Keeping your data safe in the modern world so you can focus on success

By The Whipcord Team on July 6, 2016

Data services company, Whipcord expands into Vancouver, hosts launch event with Veeam

Topics: news
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Learn Modern Disaster Recovery with Veeam, Whipcord, Skyway West and 3Copies

By The Whipcord Team on June 15, 2016

Whipcord is excited to announce our expansion into the Vancouver and Toronto markets and to help us kick off our launch, we're co-hosting an event on July 12 with partners Veeam, 3Copies and Skyway West.

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INFINIDAT Continues Expansion in Canada

By The Whipcord Team on June 9, 2016

Press release from Infinidat

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Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Scramble

By The Whipcord Team on June 3, 2016

This week we sent four of our team members to the annual Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble. The Lethbridge Chamber is a strong advocate for and provides a voice for businesses in the city of Lethbridge, where our flagship location has called home for the past 16 years.

Topics: Lethbridge blog
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INFINIDAT Reports 213% Year Over Year Sales Growth in Q1 2016

By The Whipcord Team on May 10, 2016

Press release from Infinidat

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Welcome to the new Whipcord!

By The Whipcord Team on April 25, 2016

What an exciting day! Today we launched not only our redesigned website, but a fresh new logo. Whipcord has many large projects in the works this year as we expand into new markets and we feel our new logo represents the endless solutions we can offer our clients.

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