OnX Canada to Protect and Secure Data for Nova Scotia Government

OnX Canada, a part of the leading global technology services and solutions company OnX Enterprise Solutions, has been awarded a contract to secure and back up Nova Scotia provincial government data in a new center to be built in the province.    

OnX, which has headquarters in Toronto and New York City, will build a certified Tier 3 data center that will bring world-class cloud capacities to the province. This will be built and financed in partnership with the First Nation community of Millbrook. The multi-million dollar, seven-year contract includes two years for construction, implementation and transferring data and five years of operation. In addition to the base contract, there are two two-year renewal options for a total possible engagement of 11 years.

"The province is pleased to be working with such a well-known company as OnX," said Sandra Cascadden, Associate Deputy Minister and Chief Information Officer for the Nova Scotia Department of Internal Services. "We are excited to see the creativity they have already demonstrated in establishing their relationship with Millbrook, which will result in new jobs in the province. By working with OnX, we are innovators and incubators for other businesses who can also take advantage of this state-of-the-art data centre facility."

The data center will provide backup and disaster recovery services for the provincial government in the event of an emergency, such as flooding or a major power outage. This will allow the government to continue to provide critical services to its citizens. The data center will be built to the strictest security standards to protect government data against cyberattack.

"OnX has been supporting businesses in the Maritimes for years, providing them with services to help them grow and compete," said OnX CEO Tom Signorello. "We're deepening our commitment to Nova Scotia by bringing the same cutting-edge technology to the provincial government, providing next-generation cloud capabilities that will protect the government and its constituents in the event of an emergency."

OnX will establish its Atlantic Canada headquarters in Nova Scotia to serve as the center of its operations in the region; specifically, cloud migration professional services.

"This further deepens OnX's commitment to Atlantic Canada, a fast-growing region for the company," said Paul Khawaja, President, OnX Canada. "We expect the new data center will attract additional business from other government bodies, which can take advantage of the same pricing as the provincial government."

OnX began serving Atlantic Canada in early 2012 and grew quickly as it added Professional Services and Managed Services offerings. It has more than 25 full-time and contractor staff in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, a number which will increase with the new center.

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