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.