Aug 21, 2023 | Case studies, Resources

ThinkOn Partners with VMware to Grow Sovereign Cloud Services by 78% in Just 5 Years

Case Study

Think On, Inc. is a VMware Cloud Verified solution provider with a global data center footprint. The ThinkOn team works with a trusted ecosystem of top technology partners to provide creative Sovereign, turnkey Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), and Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) solutions that are fast, flexible, scalable, cost-effective, and highly secure. With cloud locations across Canada, the U.S., the Bahamas, Australia, and the UK, ThinkOn is proud to be one of the first VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative partners in Canada.

Protecting Canada’s Public Sector Data with Secure Cloud Services

In 2017, the Government of Canada issued a Security Policy Implementation Notice (SPIN) allowing for data with a “Protected B” classification to be hosted in the public cloud. The Protected B security level for sensitive government information and assets applies to data that, if compromised, could cause catastrophic damage to a government, organization, or individual. Data at this level of sensitivity must be held on Canadian soil, within its scope of control, and free from foreign authority. Only seven organizations are legally allowed to sell cloud services to the Government of Canada. Six of these organizations are based in the U.S., including Microsoft and Amazon. The only Canada-based organization in this elite group is ThinkOn, which achieved Protected B status after a round of four rigorous audits in 2018. “Over the past few years, we’ve seen a massive pivot as government agencies at every level have started aligning with the Protected B guidelines,” says Craig McLellan, Founder and CEO of ThinkOn. “Whether they’re an agency, a crown corporation, or even a tribunal, they all have the same requirements because of the sensitive nature of their data. We’re seeing an increasing level of awareness among public servants about the importance of keeping their data on sovereign soil. And here at ThinkOn, our team is hyper-focused on making sure that we can deliver Sovereign Cloud services that keep our public sector data as safe as possible.”

ThinkOn being an approved VMware Sovereign Cloud partner ensures privacy and sovereignty of data, protects against rapidly evolving attack vectors, maintains continuous compliance, improves performance, and unlocks the value of data – fueling innovation.

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