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For Immediate Release
Kelowna continues to be a destination for high tech serivces with continued growth in the datacenter industry. Just six months after the merger with long-time competitor Dargal Solutions, Provision Data Systems Inc. has acquired 4500 square feet of new datacentre space in the Landmark Technology Campus. The locally-owned operation has been consistantly growing over the last 13 years, and the new facility will provide them with the capacity to meet the increased demand for colocation, cloud and Disaster Recovery services.
“We were operating at near full capacity,” remarked Jeremy Fichtner, Provision’s CEO. “This space will allow us to continue to grow and provide services to clients that need stable, reliable infrastructure for their data. Coastal companies especially are looking for disater recovery locations that can keep their data safe if any catastrophe hits. Kelowna is a natural choice.”
Uptime is key in the datacentre business which means investing in redundant infrastructure. The new facility has two completely redundant power systems which are supplied from three generators in case of a power outage. Multiple cooling systems provide consistent, reliable cooling for today’s high density servers and provide fault tolerance to keep mission critical services from overheating.
Security features include video surveillance systems, biometric access controls and interlocked secure entry systems.
The new space is currently undergoing construction and Provision Data Systems is targeting early September, 2016 for activation of the new facility. Inquiries are currently welcome for colocation in the new or existing datacentres.
About Provision Data Systems Inc.
Provision Data is a locally owned and managed tech service provider with datacenter facilities in the Landmark Technology Campus. Formed in 2002, it has been providing colocation and hosting services world-wide as well as local IT services such as:
- Disaster Recovery storage, offsite backup and virtualization services
- Corporate network IT design and support
- Corporate hardware and software Sales
- Carrier grade redundant Internet services to the Landmark Campus (All buildings 1-6)
Mr. Jeremy Fichtner, CEO
Provision Data Systems Inc.
B3 – 1628 Dickson Ave
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9X1
|Ph: 250-717-0260 ext. 211
For immediate release
We are pleased to announce that Provision Data System has merged with our long-time upstream provider and competitor, Dargal Solutions, becoming the second largest commercial data center provider in Kelowna. The 2 datacenters will operate under the Provision Data banner and provide expanded capacity and services to Kelowna & Western Canada.
In addition to the Dargal facility, we are pleased to have Ian McLaughlin, Dargal Solutions’ Director of Technology, join Provision Data as the new Chief Technology Officer.
“Getting Ian was a coup! His wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry is unparalleled in the Okanagan Internet community” commented Jeremy Fichtner, Provision’s CEO. “We are very lucky to have him on our team.”
Before joining Dargal in 2002 to lead their datacentre build-out, Ian started Okanagan Internet Junction in 1994. It was the first ISP in Vernon and grew to service 11 communities in 3 provinces by 2000.
Provision will continue to support the local market needs in the small to medium business and foster home grown high tech internet based ventures.
“Nothing is more rewarding than seeing a small start-up grow and become a thriving business. We have customers that grew from a single server to full racks, selling their services worldwide.” Jeremy noted, “and we’ve been able to help them grow by providing the services they need when they need them”.
The merger completed December 31st, 2015.
About Provision Data Systems Inc.
Provision Data is a tech service provider with Datacenter facilities in the Landmark Campus. Formed in 2002, it has been providing colocation and hosting services worldwide as well as local IT services such as:
- 2 datacenter locations for geographical diversity
- Corporate Network IT design and support
- Corporate Hardware and Software Sales
- Carrier grade Internet services to the Landmark Campus (All buildings 1-6)
- Wireless Point2Point Internet services within Kelowna
- Windows server services & support
- Offsite Backups for workstations, servers and storage devices
About Dargal Solutions
Dargal Solutions was formed in 2002 and provides colocation and Internet services to Western Canada, Europe and the United States.
Introducing ProvisionMail Premium, our premier Email and Collaboration service powered by SmarterMail. This premium mail service is hosted by Provision Data at our Kelowna data center and is available to our clients today!
Have the same contacts, calendar and email on all of your devices at a fraction of the price of exchange.
- IMAP/CalDav/CardDav/EWS support for Macs
- IMAP + Outlook connectors for contacts and calendars
- Group Shared Calendars and Contact Lists
- 20GB of storage per mailbox
- Private Messaging Server
- Full Featured Webmail
- Virus and Spam Filtering included
- Email Backups
- File Server/Storage
- Email Migration Tools
Call us at 250 717 0260 Option 1 and one of our support specialists will assist you in getting your email setup or arrange a migration! Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ProvisionMail Difference.
Client Installation Assistance
Need help setting up your email client or mobile devices? We can help! Let our technical support staff give you a hand in getting it all working!
Currently with another provider? Our support staff can assist in migrating your email making it as painless as possible to switch or upgrade.
Real People, Real Support
Get the help you need the first time! Talk to our technicians and get real help without climbing the “tiers” of tech support.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between ProvisionMail Premium, ProvisionMail, and Provision Data Email?
- ProvisionMail Premium is our full-featured collaborative email, with mobile synchronization, calendars, and contacts.
- ProvisionMail uses the same mail software but does not include the premium features and has smaller storage limits.
- Provision Data Email is our current legacy Modus mail system.
Can I upgrade only some of our existing Provision Data email accounts to premium?
Yes! You can upgrade specific accounts, but the group feature will be limited unless the rest of active accounts are upgraded. In order to upgrade an existing email service to premium, will need to migrate the entire domain to our new ProvisionMail server. This will take some and will be scheduled with our technical staff to minimize any disruption to your
Do I need to have 5 accounts?
Customers currently with Provision Data Email can upgrade less than 5 accounts but at the $4/month add-on rate.
Is my email backed up?
Yes! Your email is backed up nightly. We store up to 7 days history.
Can we have a shared address book or calendar?
Yes! You can setup a shared calendar or contact list to everyone in your domain or just a subgroup. You can specify read-only or full read-write. Every Premium user can share their contacts or address book. Setting up a separate company address book or calendar requires an extra Premium user account ( 1 premium user account can provide 1 Shared calendar and 1 Shared address book)
Are my Apple iPad and iPhone supported?
Yes! ActiveSync ™ makes it easy to connect your apple mobile products.
Are my Android Devices Supported?
Yes! ActiveSync™ makes it easy to connect your android v2 or higher products.
Will it work with my Blackberry?
With a free download, even your Blackberry ™can sync email and calendar/contacts!
Will it work with my Mac?
Yes! We support MacOS 10.6 and up. Older versions may not be able to sync calendars and contacts but IMAP email will still work.