Toshiba's Digital Products Group (DPG), a division of Toshiba of Canada, today announced the launch of IT Services designed to help Canadian businesses meet their increasingly complex technology demands. Powered by IT Weapons, Toshiba IT Services include Cloud Services, Data Protection, Managed IT and Security, all of which are designed to help optimize business operations and manage risk so that IT professionals can focus more on growing the business.

"Today's businesses increasingly depend on complex technology and the success of their IT infrastructure," says Alex Mourra, Solutions Program Manager at Toshiba of Canada. "With Toshiba IT Services we can take over the entire backend infrastructure and virtualize it, reducing a company's spend on non-essential commodity elements of IT and freeing up resources for investment in other business critical IT capabilities. We chose IT Weapons as a partner because they are a true Canadian pioneer and industry leader when it comes to IT Services."

"Our team has worked extremely hard for over a decade to build a world-class private cloud and IT infrastructure engine for the Canadian mid-market," says Ted Garner, CEO at IT Weapons. "We are extremely proud that Toshiba has chosen IT Weapons as their go-to partner for IT service delivery across Canada."

Cloud Services
Package all your IT resources into one, simple solution provided as-a-service. Start-up costs are minimal and it includes access to enterprise-class resources such as application servers, storage, networks and more delivered like a utility with no capital investment. Eliminates the need to forecast large refresh expenses or maintain cash reserves to cover unexpected equipment replacement. The cost for complete end-to-end IT services boils down to a simple monthly fee with no surprises.

Data Protection Services
Data Protection Services reduce the risk and impact of data loss and remove the need for tape back-up. Fully managed and monitored, it will help keep a company safe from data corruption, viruses and malware while improving data recovery times. It's a cost-effective, disk-based backup solution that delivers true data protection, security and easy recovery to keep a business running smoothly throughout any disaster.

Managed IT Services
Managed IT Services help optimize IT operations and manage the risk so businesses can spend more time on growth. The result is reduced spending on non-essential commodity elements of IT and increased resources for investment in IT capabilities. Managed IT services include 24/7 system monitoring, on-site consulting support, ITIL Certified technical support, alert notification, reporting and more. Cutting-edge technical expertise is guaranteed, and the Data Centre operations are overseen by a dedicated certified Data Centre Manager.

Security Services
Information security has never been more important. Investment in security is something organizations of all sizes need to consider as more and more are facing phishing scams, malware attacks and more. Security Services will help businesses stay compliant with provincial and industry regulations, reduce the risk of data loss and protect their reputation. Security Services included are vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, configuration audits and compliance audits.