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Canadian Cloud Computing and RackForce Partner to Deliver Full Service Cloud in Canada

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kelowna & Kitchener - RackForce, a leading Canadian Cloud Service Provider, today welcomed Canadian Cloud Computing as a reseller partner to deliver cloud computing solutions built on the RackForce cloud.

RackForce Launches VMware vCloud in Canada

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Vancouver, December 7, 2011 - RackForce, a leading Canadian provider of Hybrid Cloud and Hosting services announced today at the Vancouver VMware Forum that it has launched its latest cloud service based on VMware vCloud. This nationwide service will be provided from RackForce’s Kelowna, Calgary and Toronto cloud facilities.

RackForce Hybrid Cloud Services Now Available over Alberta's SuperNet

Monday, November 14, 2011

Calgary – RackForce Networks and Axia announced today that RackForce's Hybrid Cloud Services are now directly connected to Alberta's SuperNet.

Canadian based RackForce provides enterprise class Cloud Computing and related IT services to 1500 SMB to Fortune 500 Customers in 100 Countries around the world. Cloud services are typically offered over the Internet on a “best effort” basis, but by connecting its Kelowna, Calgary and Toronto Cloud Centers directly to Alberta’s SuperNet, RackForce is now able to provide an unprecedented level of speed, security and quality of service to Alberta customers, eliminating dependence on sometimes unreliable Internet service.

VMware's vision: so long, PC - hello nimble data centres

IT in Canada
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

In interviews during VMworld, VMware's annual technology conference, resellers and service providers that use VMware's cloud-focused solutions said that the software taps into IT trends such as the impending demise of the PC as the standard computing interface, and the need for simplified data-centre infrastructure.

VMware vCloud® Powered Program Gains Traction with Service Provider Ecosystem, Delivering Customers a Broad Array of Public Clouds Compatible with VMware Platform

More than 30 VMware Service Provider Partners deliver VMware vCloud® Powered Services Based on VMware vSphere®, vCloud DirectorTM and the vCloud API

VMware Press Releases
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that more than 30 service provider partners offer services that have met VMware criteria as “VMware vCloud® Powered” services. The VMware vCloud Powered program requires VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) partners to offer services based on VMware vSphere® and vCloud DirectorTM while exposing the vCloud API and supporting the Open Virtualization Format (OVF). VMware vCloud Powered services offer on-demand access to virtual infrastructure from a public cloud, are built on a secure and robust platform, and enable application and API portability between a customer’s internal datacenter and the VMware vCloud Powered service of their choice.


RackForce has added a general purpose SAN offering to accommodate applications and data storage that don't require high performance storage. Customers will see a 45% saving.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kelowna, B.C. – Hybrid Cloud Services provider RackForce Networks announced on Tuesday the addition of a general purpose Storage Area Network (SAN) offering to its portfolio of services. The new service provides solid performance, flexibility and reliability at a lower price point, and compliments RackForce's existing high performance SAN offering. 

Delivered on the industry leading NetApp storage platform the general purpose service supports many storage needs such as mainstream enterprise applications, disaster recovery solutions, and development and test environments. Clients requiring higher performance for more sensitive and critical applications can choose RackForce's high performance SAN service.

RackForce Deploys Nimsoft for 24/7 Monitoring of Cloud Solutions

Leading Canadian MSP Adds Value and Speeds Problem Resolution With IT Management-as-a-Service

Nimsoft Press Releases
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Campbell, Calif. – May 25, 2011 – Nimsoft today announced that RackForce, a leading provider of hybrid cloud computing solutions, has deployed Nimsoft Monitor to provide 24/7 monitoring of its clients' critical infrastructure. 

Nimsoft Monitor is an IT monitoring and management solution architected for modern IT. Available either on demand or on premise, this solution provides the visibility needed to proactively monitor and manage performance and availability across even the most complex environments.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kelowna, B.C. – Hybrid Cloud Services Provider RackForce Networks Inc. (www.rackforce.com) announced on Tuesday it now has SAS70 Type II and CICA 5970 Type B Certification for its cloud services. The company is one of the first to have certifications for both the US and Canada for services that include cloud, server hosting, colocation, networks, monitoring and management.

"Most SAS70 audits encompass only the traditional datacenter operational processes.  With the rapid evolution of hybrid hosting and cloud computing, especially for mid-market and enterprise businesses, RackForce recognized the need for a far more comprehensive audit encompassing not just colocation and dedicated servers but also cloud computing, network and managed services as well." said Randall Robinson, CIO of RackForce. 

International Conference Emerging Standards for the Educational Cloud and importance to IPv6

Friday, January 14, 2011

Many R&E organizations are wrestling with issue of clouds in terms of adoption and deployment. Some plan to deploy their own clouds while others are looking to use commercial services. A lot of the focus has been on clouds for research purposes – but there is also a huge opportunity in using for educational applications from grade school through to university. I think R&E institutions can play a much more effective role in developing tools to use various commercial clouds, rather than spending precious resources deploying their own clouds.

Reduce Your Data Center's Carbon Footprint

Steps Toward A Greener Data Center

Friday, December 17, 2010

According to a recent McKinsey study, by 2020, the carbon footprint of the computers running the Internet will exceed that of air travel. Additionally, a Gartner study concludes that between 2005 and 2025, data center energy costs will rise 1,600%.

Trends like this forecast a big hit to the environment and company budgets alike. But with creativity and wise technological investments, your data center can be a minimal contributing factor in these spikes, saving green by going green.

"Not only is it good for everyone on the earth, it's also good for our customers because they save money," says Paul Durzan, director of unified computing at Cisco Systems (www.cisco.com). "The less power you use, the [fewer] components you buy, the more money you save."