Welcome Wesley Fishleigh to our Team!

Wesley Fishleigh is the latest member of the Provision Data Team!

Provision Data welcomes Wesley Fishleigh to our team!  Wesley will be assisting our customers in both IT and Datacenter support, bringing his years of customer service experience.  Welcome aboard Wesley!


Provision Data Is Hiring! – Filled!

Join the Provision Data Team!

This position is now filled!  Thanks to all who applied!

Intermediate Datacenter/Customer Support Technician

Jan 18, 2023

Provision Data is looking to grow and needs an intermediate level IT professional to help us do that!  The successful candidate will work with the team to take care of our managed service customers and manage many aspects of the Datacenter infrastructure.  The candidate should be keen to learn enterprise technologies and enjoy a variety in their work as well as have great people skills.

Job Description

  • Datacenter Technical Duties
    • Build, test, and deploy new technologies and equipment
    • Manage Backup Infrastructure
    • Maintain Documentation and assist in audits
    • Respond to after-hours events when on call
    • Other duties as assigned
  • Provide Customer Support
    • Monitor the support ticket system, emails and incoming phone calls and respond to customers with assistance
    • Provide MSP support remotely or onsite at customer locations
    • Design, build and deploy office networks including servers, workstations, switching and routing
    • Troubleshoot Windows server and workstation related issues


  • Must be comfortable with Mac/Windows/iPhone/Android OS’s
  • Great people skills, above average patience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Hands on knowledge of basic Linux administration and troubleshooting
  • Hands-on in-depth knowledge of Windows Server configuration and administration including AD, RDP & GPOs
  • Have knowledge of Ethernet and TCP/IP protocols, and be able to troubleshoot connectivity issues
  • Have knowledge of routers, switches, network concepts including VLAN, STP, LACP, Distributed LACP
  • Vehicle and valid BC Driver’s License
  • Will require RCMP record check and drivers abstract
  • Available for 24/7 on call emergency duty on rotation (after probation period)
  • Post-secondary certificate or diploma in information systems or industry certification and 3-5 years related industry experience

Preferential Experience

  • Familiarity with Meraki, UNIFI, ARUBA equipment and management interfaces
  • Virtualization Administration in VMWare
  • MS Exchange/MS365 Administration
  • Networking cable terminations, CAT6 & Single Mode fibre
  • Knowledge of storage systems & protocols
  • Familiarity with CCTV and Access control systems
  • Familiarity with RMM systems
  • Familiarity with VOIP handsets and PBX and SIP trunking


  • Annual increases subject to performance review
  • Extended Medical/Dental Benefits
  • RRSP Matching program
  • Access to wholesale pricing on equipment (Cost)
  • Paid underground parking
  • Company phone and laptop provided

About Us

Provision Data Systems is the second largest commercial datacenter in the Okanagan and an Internet Service Provider based in Kelowna. Provision Data provides web hosting, managed services, dedicated servers, colocation and custom Internet related solutions for corporations and other ISP’s. We have 25 years of experience in the IT industry, and currently run multiple datacenters that are located in the prestigious Landmark Technology Campus. We have ambitious growth potential, and have experienced continuous annual growth over the last 20 years.

Veeam Cloud Connect Online!

More Disaster Recovery Options for Your Business!

Provision Data Systems Ltd. is pleased to announce its partnership with Veeam in providing Hosted Cloud Connect Services!  As we continue to grow our Disaster Recovery services, we  look to services that meet our customer’s needs.  Veeam plays an integral role in many organization’s Backup and Recovery Strategies.  Let Provision Data Safely, Securely hold your offsite backups!


Power Outage in Landmark Area Proves Backup Systems

All systems remain up during extended power outage in area

The Landmark area lost power at 1:13pm today. 100% of Provision Data Center UPS’s successfully held the power and all systems remained functional.

The generators began their warmup cycle as expected but were not required as approximately 10 seconds after the power was lost, the Fortis transfer switch changed the power feed for power supplied Provision’s Datacenters over to Fortis’ redundant power link to another substation in Kelowna.

All systems are operational and functioning as expected!

Provision Data continues to grow and open new markets with industry standard AT 101 SOC 2 Type 2 certification!

Certification gives our clients peace of mind that security and availability are number 1!

Provision Data Systems Inc Achieves AT 101 SOC 2 Type 2 Certification


Kelowna, BC – Provision Data Systems Inc (PDSI) is pleased to announce it has completed the year long process to obtain the Certification AT 101 SOC 2 Type 2 for its datacenter and managed services operations.

“As our customer’s requirements grow and change, we are committed to ensuring our platforms meet or exceed industry standards,” Ian McLaughlin, PDSI’s Chief Security Officer (CSO). “The SOC 2 Type 2 opens the way for more opportunities with governments and public companies, allowing us to expand our services to new markets.”

The SOC 2 certification is designed for advanced service providers. These can include managed service providers (MSPs), data centers, cloud computing vendors, and SaaS companies. This certification reflects the commitment to the quality and integrity of PDSI’s products and processes and speaks to the security and availability of the organizations products and infrastructure.

“This certification was a major undertaking for us,” said Ian McLaughlin, PDSI’s Chief Security Officer (CSO). “Today, more than ever, security and availability are fundamentals that our customers need and expect. The SOC 2 Type 2 solidifies our commitment and gives our customers extra confidence in our operations.”

Provision Data underwent one of the more stringent and complex audit programs available on an international level. The AT 101 SOC 2 Type 2 audit reviewed both the Security and Availability Trust Service Criteria. PDSI selected Ascend Audit & Advisory, Inc. to perform the audit.

“With the advent of the SOC 2 standard, Provision Data was required to undergo two forms of testing for each scoped directive,” said Daniel Geiger, Partner, Ascend Audit & Advisory, Inc. “They were also required to successfully demonstrate that testing performed was repeatable for the entire audit period under the new standard, and management was required to formally assert that the findings and information supplied to the auditor were true and accurate.”

Contact us today to learn how having a SOC 2  certified provider can increase your business!

Kelowna continues to grow as a high tech hotspot with local datacenter expansion.

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


Dargal Solutions Joins Provision Data Systems

High Tech in Kelowna gets bigger and better with the merger of 2 long time datacentre rivals.

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.

Premium Mail Launch!

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.

  • ActiveSync
  • 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

View pricing and details

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 info@provisondata.com

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!

Migration Assistance

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.