Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario (CAA SCO)
CAA SCO is best known for providing traditional roadside service to motorists.
Q9 Co-location Contract Helps CAA Optimize Data Centre Operations, Reduce Cost and Devote More IT Resources to Value Creation.
The computing model used by the Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario consisted of multiple, disparate data centres running different business applications. It was inefficient, expensive and limited the organization’s ability to take advantage of new business opportunities.
A co-location data centre services contract with Q9, providing space, power, HVAC, Internet bandwidth and 7×24 monitoring, allowed the customer to consolidate multiple data centres into a single, integrated environment with a geographically separate secondary site for backup and disaster recovery purposes.
To us, it was a huge differentiator for Q9 that they already had a mirrored secondary data centre site in a separate location with dedicated, high-capacity connections to their primary site.
Chief Operating Officer, CAA, South Central Ontario
By outsourcing the data centre infrastructure supporting its critical business systems to Q9, CAA SCO has been able to reduce overall computing costs, increase system reliability, improve its disaster recovery posture, and allocate a greater portion of its IT resources to new business opportunities.