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RCR Teams Up with the RackForce GigaCenter™

New relationship provides effective and affordable disaster recovery solutions.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kelowna, B.C. - RackForce Networks Inc. is pleased to announce an agreement with Burnaby based RCR Technologies to act as a strategic reseller. Together RCR and RackForce can provide cost-effective and scalable data replication and disaster recovery services for companies of any size. RCR supplies the expertise, equipment and support, and RackForce supplies the best-in-class datacenter and high speed network, so that the client can focus on their core business.

RackForce Launches ddsCloud

Get the Right Resources at the Right time with RackForce's Best in Class "Green" Cloud

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Kelowna, B.C. - RackForce Networks Inc. has launched ddsCloud, its best in class cloud computing solution. ddsCloud provides dynamic and scalable server resources for small businesses to enterprise class. Building on RackForce's years of experience providing Dynamic Datacenter Services, ddsCloud offers processing, storage and networking services with flexible allocation. Starting at $99 per month, ddsCloud provides high-availability and unmetered service up to 100 Mbps. The pricing model is predictable and easy to manage.

Hydro power, and a BC Hydro program, turning data centres green

BC Hydro Website
Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Do a Google search, upload a photograph, or send a short email. We do these things automatically at home or work every day, but how often do we consider the energy costs? The hardware that makes possible the simplest internet tasks, including servers and the huge data centres that house them, are the growth engine of information and communications technology (ICT). And the amount of energy these servers demand – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year – is a huge challenge facing this growing industry.

Canada's largest green data center opens its doors

RackForce's New GigaCenter™ will service customers around the world while producing 1/50th the carbon footprint compared to conventional North American data centers

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kelowna, B.C. - RackForce Networks Inc. today officially opened the first phase of its new multimillion dollar state-of-the-art GigaCenter™ in the heart of British Columbia, Canada. Built to be among the greenest and most advanced data centers in the world, using a scalable and highly efficient modular design, the GigaCenter™ will support demanding next-generation IT systems to a worldwide customer base.


Sneak Peek

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

CHBC News from Kelowna shows first video of RackForce's new GigaCenter.

Gaga over GigaCenter

Kelowna Daily Courier
Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Okanagan is joining the technology big boys.

A data centre of mind-boggling size, capacity and importance, called RackForce GigaCenter, is set to open July 15 in Kelowna to much fanfare - and questions.

Cheap B.C. hydro power attracting major data centers to the province

Reducing energy bills and minimizing environmental impact have become priorities for IBM Corp. and other global tech giants eyeing the Interior

Business in Vancouver
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A new generation of energy-hungry data centres is taking root in B.C.'s Interior as more businesses outsource software duties and hardware to service providers in the Internet "cloud".

New innovations and technologies are improving data centre efficiency, but some industry veterans and experts say that data centers, which remain major consumers of power, are still far from efficient.

Data centres are often marketed as green alternatives because they consolidate Internet products and infrastructure.

Put your money where your tree-hugging, nature-loving mouth is

Tech Media Reports
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Is your organization ready for cap and trade? While it's all well and good to build as "green" as possible, data centre operators need to ensure their operations are economically viable as well.

Industry observers say data centre owners - and their customers - have to pay attention to where the data centre's power comes from if they really want to walk the line between environmental and financial responsibility.

Virtualization Revisited

It's a Management Strategy Now, and It Needs All Hands on Deck

InformationWeek Canada
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Virtualization is no longer a concept merely pondered by IT departments. Instead, it's a strategy - one in which Canadian companies are fully investing. A September 2008 study of the Canadian enterprise market by IDC Canada found that 33 per cent of servers are already running in a virtualized environment and 40 per cent of companies plan to deploy virtualization at some point over the next 12 months.

CANARIE Announces $3 Million Call for Proposals to Fuel the Development of Advanced Computing and Networking

Technologies that Reduce Carbon Emissions and Help to Slow the Rate Global Warming

Monday, June 1, 2009

June 1, 2009 (OTTAWA, Ontario) - CANARIE today announced a $3 million Call for Proposals to fuel the development of advanced computing and networking technologies that reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions from the world's Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) infrastructure (including computer hardware, software and networks), and enable collaboration on promising green IT solutions that will help slow the rate of global warming.