Data Centre, Managed Hosting & Cloud Services
Tap into the Province’s agreement for data centre, managed hosting and data sovereign and data resident cloud services (Infrastructure as a Service & Service Anywhere) that meet strict legislated privacy and security requirements under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA).
The Province and HP Advanced Solutions Inc. (previously EDS Advanced Solutions) entered into a Master Services Agreement (MSA) dated March 30, 2009 for the provision of managed hosting and data centre services. The terms of the agreement are 12 years for managed hosting and 15 years for data centre services, with possible extension for both up to 20 years. The agreement now includes data sovereign and data resident cloud services, structured to meet strict legislated privacy and security requirements under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA).
Major benefits of the agreement include replacement of aging infrastructure, access to technical resources and expertise, and energy cost savings realized through server virtualization and by consolidating multiple data centres across the province into two modern energy efficient facilities. The Tier 3 equivalent data centres in Kamloops and Calgary are backed by 100 percent service levels for both power and network availability. Geographic diversity provides the ability for enhanced disaster recovery capabilities between the two data centres. Further, both sites are located away from major earthquake fault lines and flood plains.
The agreement operates under a strategic vendor relationship that promotes innovative service development and the benefits of shared services are leveraged by the community of government and the broader public sector.
Data Centre Co-location Services
- Utility Based Capacity Reservation
- Additional Services Available
Managed Hosting Services
- Data Centre Services
- Back-up & Disaster Recovery Services
- Server Management Services
- Managed Storage
- Managed Backup Services
- Managed Mainframe Services
- Security Services
- Service Management Services
- Virtual Hosting Services
- Citrix Based Computing Services
- Shared Database Services
- Application Enabling Services
- Managed Print Services
Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
- Infrastructure as a Service (Compute, storage and back-up)
Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Service Anywhere (IT Service Management)