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The Whipcord Team

The Whipcord Team


Recent posts by The Whipcord Team

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Force Majeure vs. SLA

By The Whipcord Team on June 8, 2021

Below is a great article reprinted with permission. See links below to the original posting from Darren Ghan of Data Centre Legal Services.

Topics: sla
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Whipcord Edge Press Release

By The Whipcord Team on April 25, 2021

Topics: news
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5 Helpful Tips for Building a Disaster Recovery Plan

By The Whipcord Team on February 16, 2021

WHY IS DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING IMPORTANT?

In today’s increasingly complex IT environment, businesses are under great pressure to manage and protect their data from various types of threats. From ransomware attacks to unforeseen natural disasters, there are a multitude of threats that can put business operations in jeopardy. In addition, data retention legislation is impacting how businesses manage, store and protect their customer’s data, which adds another layer of complexity.

So how do organizations demonstrate data management compliance and prove to their stakeholders that they can recover from a disaster with minimal impact to the business? Well, it begins by being proactive and building strong business continuity plans around their critical IT applications that their users need to perform their daily functions.

Disaster recovery planning is a critical part of business continuity planning, as it revives the company’s IT operations and processes if a disaster strikes. Having a plan in place that’s proven to work can save a company time, money and its reputation. Many companies have already made disaster recovery a priority and invested heavily in modern and reliable solutions. In fact, Gartner Research has estimated that businesses will have invested more than $3.7 billion in disaster recovery methods from 2017 through to 2021.

Unfortunately, to this day, many companies still don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place and are still using outdated methods to back up data. Some don’t even perform adequate testing to ensure that their backups are recoverable or uncorrupted.

So, what if your business is still in the dark ages of disaster recovery planning, but wants to take proactive steps in a new direction? Where do you start? Here are some general tips that can help you get started in building a disaster recovery plan for your business:

Topics: disaster recovery backup
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How Ransomware Attacks Happen and how to Protect your Business

By The Whipcord Team on January 13, 2021

What is Ransomware and why it’s increasing

Most recently many businesses have transitioned their workforce to work from home, making them increasingly reliant on being digitally connected through a variety of devices. Although there are many advantages to this change, we’re also seeing some disadvantages in terms of increased ransomware attacks due to the significant growth of devices being left exposed. In the first half of 2020, ransomware attacks reached an all-time high, and we continuously hear about new attacks happening every week. What is often happening in these attacks, is the hackers are encrypting servers and files with ransomware before demanding a large sum of bitcoin in order to release the resources. These costly attacks can range from hundreds of thousands to even millions of dollars.

This frightening ongoing trend is putting all types of business on high alert and demanding that they prioritize their IT security and disaster recovery plans.

Topics: disaster recovery backup ransomware
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When Should an Organization Consider Private Cloud?

By The Whipcord Team on October 21, 2020

Evaluating different factors of Private Cloud

If you’re in an IT technical role you likely already have a good understanding of the different cloud services options and the various providers out there. As you already know, there are a few different benefits of public, private and hybrid cloud environments. If your company is currently going through the process of evaluating which type of cloud deployment will work best for their organization, they’re likely looking at few different factors such as security, cost, control and scalability.

So, when does private cloud become the top contender for deployment? Let’s look at the reasons why an organization might choose private cloud and who those organizations might be.

Topics: cloud
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3 Tips for Enabling Business Resilience Through Remote Work

By The Whipcord Team on April 7, 2020

Challenges in Scaling up IT Infrastructure

With the recent shifts in the economic landscape, several industries are facing challenges in scaling up their IT infrastructure and responding to new mandatory work from home protocols set forth by governments. These new regulations are demanding that companies respond rapidly to enable their workforce to work remotely.

Over the years, Whipcord has been assisting companies with technology, tools and expertise to facilitate such demands. We’ve created some helpful tips that may help companies to evaluate their existing IT resources and begin to scale their remote work capabilities in response to the changing environment.

Topics: Business resiliency
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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.

Topics: cloud
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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.

Topics: networks
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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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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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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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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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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.

Topics: disaster recovery
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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.

Topics: cloud disaster recovery backup
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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.

Topics: colocation backup
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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.

Topics: cloud colocation disaster recovery networks backup replication
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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.
Topics: cloud backup
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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.

Topics: cloud
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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

Topics: cloud replication
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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
Topics: cloud
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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.

Topics: cloud disaster recovery backup
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INFINIDAT Continues Expansion in Canada

By The Whipcord Team on June 9, 2016

Press release from Infinidat

Topics: news
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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.

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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

Topics: news
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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.

Topics: cloud colocation disaster recovery networks backup