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When Should an Organization Consider Private Cloud?

By The Whipcord Team on October 21, 2020

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.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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