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Our perspective: The building block approach

Our team strongly focusses on simplicity, innovation at speed, complete interoperability and feedback mechanisms that are critical for cloud adoption, deployment and meets all service level agreements. You share your business use case with us and we help you join the predefined ThinkOn building blocks to build a solution that can easily work with your existing IT systems.

We believe in providing an infrastructure that scales without limits while maintaining flexibility and familiarity. With over 30 years of expertise in infrastructure and information asset management, we work with the very best of technology partners to provide solutions which are fast, flexible, cost-effective and scalable.

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What matters to us: Your experience

While hyperscale providers account for more than half of the global infrastructure-as-a-service cloud market, we thrive in a landscape where even small customer needs are given the highest priority. Our cloud offerings are not fixated to compute and memory, but experiences that deliver exactly what your business wants to achieve.

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Alliances and partnerships

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ThinkOn is built for the On-Demand Cloud

Our organization is built on 3 foundational elements that make us a reliable cloud provider and easy to do business with:

Consistency

ThinkOn Cloud maintains complete compatibility with all kinds of existing enterprise workloads in addition to providing virtual, cloud and bare metal deployment options. Our team goes over and beyond when it comes to support that includes colocation of customer owned assets.

Trust

We extremely care about people’s data and investment. Any solution we build is designed to adhere to security standards and compliance requirements. In addition to this, our technology is totally enterprise grade with vendor integrated support to ensure you get the best of both worlds.

Flexibility

We give organizations the ultimate flexibility of resources than having them locked in with fixed configurations. This applies to the Channel; we truly care about. For us, the channel’s growth is our success and be it any geography, channel comes first for us and our solutions and support is fully localized to match their demands.

Our global footprint

We guarantee a simple, fast, and secure cloud that takes care of your data protection and business continuity goals with modern data center capabilities that are designed to maintain both geographical and vendor redundancy. 

These data centres are fully equipped to host a variety of cloud services including:

  • Private and Public Cloud
  • Colocation
  • Managed Business Applications
  • Managed Backup
  • Security
  • Storage, Backup and Archiving

Don't Just Take Our Word For It

ThinkOn is an ideal Platinum VCSP partner for Veeam, their Veeam experience, expertise and innovative infrastructure offerings, combined with Veeam Cloud Data Management solutions, present a huge opportunity for our partnership to continue to expand.

Matt Kalmenson, Vice President, Service & Cloud Provider Sales, Veeam

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ThinkOn has been one of our fastest growing VMWare vCloud Service Providers
and they play a large part in bringing users the benefits of VMWares Cloud functionality. With complimentary solutions like dedicated private clouds and disaster recovery recipes, it is clear that ThinkOn is a thought leader among VMWare Solution Providers.

Jim Aluotto, Senior Director, Cloud Provider Business, Americas Region, VMware

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ThinkOn’s service has been excellent. Responses to service requests (technical support inquiries, quotes etc.) have been very fast, the data centre is very stable and any upcoming changes are called out well in advance…

Mike Kennedy, IT Consultant

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Technology We Support

A Leadership Making It All Happen

Craig McLellan

Craig McLellan

Founder and CEO

As the Chief Executive Officer of ThinkOn, Craig McLellan is a forward-thinking business leader who has been at the forefront of technology innovation and data security in Canada and the U.S. for the past twenty-five years. Under Craig’s leadership, ThinkOn has grown both organically and through strategic acquisition, currently placing #19 on the Profit 500 list of fastest growing companies in Canada list. As a pioneer for cloud, his organization was one of the first companies in the world to receive VMware Cloud Verified certification, and Craig currently sits on several industry advisory boards including Veeam, Hitachi and VMware, where he helps to guide strategy. Craig is also a passionate advocate for Innovate Cities – a first-of-its-kind, cloud-based Community Hub that promotes Smart City innovation.

While there are three companies authorized to service the federal government for protected workloads, ThinkOn is proud to be the only Canadian company with this coveted designation.

A graduate of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Craig is a sought-after speaker on security, data privacy and cloud migration design for High Availability (HA) applications.

When he’s not growing ThinkOn, Craig enjoys playing hockey and spending time with his family, either in the city or at the cottage.

Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell

Chief Operating Officer

With more than 20 years of leadership experience in B2B sales, Chris has built a reputation for helping customers use technology to tackle their biggest challenges. Combining his business experience and technical expertise, he delivers streamlined, cost effective infrastructure solutions to help commercial and public sector clients collect, protect, and mobilize their data.

Chris understands that senior executives need to drive business outcomes, and he understands the challenges IT leaders face as they try to meet those needs. He excels at bridging that gap by nurturing strong relationships, empowering his customers to achieve their goals, and becoming a trusted advisor to his customers and his colleagues.

 

When not at ThinkOn, Chris likes to spend time with his family and enjoys reminding himself that he will never make the pro golf tour.

Ahsan Khan

Ahsan Khan

Chief Technology Officer

A performance-oriented individual, with an excellent reputation as a hard-working achiever and over 10+ years of experience in the IT/Engineering/Management industry, Ahsan oversees companywide technology solution strategy and implementation including product deliverables, releases and schedules as well as works with technical operations in architecting and ensuring that the deployment is scalable, redundant and monitored. He has an extensive employment experience in the Computer Software/Engineering and IT field having worked with some of the global leading businesses. His experience and engineering background has enabled him to possess strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills that help him grow our vendor relationships. Ahsan enjoys working on challenging cloud projects.

Mark Riden CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Mark has 30+ years senior management experience primarily in the financial securities industry, with technical knowledge and expertise in assisting growth, especially for investment industry operations, financial controls and analysis, compliance procedures, and strategic planning. He has a track record of creating long term, quality results in companies. His specialty is process improvement, workflow re-engineering and systems implementation.

Prior to joining ThinkOn, Mark was consulting through Riden & Associates, providing management consulting specific to asset managers and other financial service industry clients. He specialized in the enhancement, development, and implementation of solutions to improve the effectiveness of his client’s accounting, operations and treasury functions. His focus was continuous improvement planning including measuring risk, efficiency of current procedures, making recommendations and implementing change through direct project management, best practices, and data management system solutions.

Mark is a CPA, Chartered Accountant, a graduate of University of Toronto and attended the Columbia Senior Executive Programme at Columbia Business School in New York. He is a long-time member and chair of various committees in the financial industry and active in charitable organizations, like JDRF.

John Slater

Chief Security Officer

John is an accomplished senior executive with over 30 years of management experience in four leading Canadian multi-national Technology companies. His entrepreneurial mindset with hands-on experience in scaling startups has won him a lot of accolades and recognition in the industry. His executive experience boasts his caliber of taking two companies Public and steering numerous business acquisitions and divesting of businesses. He has worn several hats within sales, marketing and delivery experience in multiple IT industries like Telecommunications, Cyber Security, Software Development, Software Quality Assurance and Systems Integration. John is not only active in the enterprise and commercial space but also has experience selling and delivering projects to Federal, Provincial, Municipal and First Nations governments within Canada. At ThinkOn, John plays a pivotal role in our secret security clearance and other Government of Canada projects.