SOURCE: OnX Enterprise Solutions

OnX Enterprise Solutions

August 07, 2013 07:00 ET

ShawCor Leverages the Power of the OnX Cloud

Leading Global Energy Services Provider Selects OnX's Cloud to Streamline IT Resource Deployment Through Infrastructure-as-a-Service

TORONTO and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2013) - OnX Managed Services, a leading enterprise data center IT Solutions Provider, today announced that it has successfully deployed its Cloud & Managed Services Solutions for the North American operations of ShawCor Ltd (TSX: SCL), a global energy services company. ShawCor selected OnX to deliver a dual data center, high availability environment hosted in OnX's state-of-the-art IaaS federated cloud. 

ShawCor Ltd. is a growth-oriented, global energy services company that operates through eight divisions which focus on technology-based products and services for the pipeline and pipe services market and the petrochemical and industrial market with manufacturing and service facilities located in over fifteen countries around the world.

ShawCor was specifically motivated to improve the manner in which it was supporting and deploying its ERP system. Based on previous experience, the Vice President of IT, Dean Gibb, realized that a cloud based, outsourced solution would transform the way they supported the rest of the organization's business units. OnX addressed ShawCor's concerns about support, availability, performance and the ability to meet aggressive deadlines by demonstrating to ShawCor how a multi-tenant cloud approach could improve its ability to manage IT delivery with lower capital requirements and the enable the dexterity to scale on demand.

The fully managed hybrid solution constitutes both cloud and dedicated infrastructure and a full suite of managed services including OS management, data back-up and end-to-end monitoring. To ensure high-availability of ShawCor's mission-critical applications, the organization elected to implement a dual data center solution which consists of a primary production as well as secondary fail over infrastructure. 

"Being relatively new to the organization, I wanted to take a fresh look at how we support and deploy existing and new technologies, so I challenged our team to come up with a new and innovative approach," said Dean Gibb, VP of IT, ShawCor Ltd. "Moving the existing ERP application to a hybrid environment allows us to leverage the power of the cloud and still maintain legacy applications in a dedicated environment, which will allow us to improve support for our end users as well as reduce costs and improve time-to market," said Gibb.

"We are very pleased to have been selected by a world class leader like ShawCor to host their mission-critical infrastructure in our enterprise grade cloud," said Wayne Kiphart, President OnX Managed Services. "ShawCor's thought leadership to strategically look at new and improved ways of delivering IaaS will pay strong dividends as the organization continues on its growth trajectory." 

About ShawCor
ShawCor Ltd. is an energy services company specializing in products and services for the pipeline and pipe services and the petrochemical and industrial segments of the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through eight divisions with over seventy manufacturing and service facilities located around the world.

About OnX
OnX Enterprise Solutions is a global enterprise data center solutions provider with a suite of end-to-end solutions including the industry's leading Federated Cloud solution offerings. The company designs, builds and manages complete data center environments comprised of multi-vendor offerings in four core areas -- Hardware & Software Solutions, Cloud & Managed Services, Digital Application Services, and Technology Solutions & Professional Services. Over the past 30 years, OnX has helped clients achieve exceptional business results that accelerate their growth and value. With global headquarters in Toronto, Canada and US based headquarters in New York, NY, OnX has a team of more than 600 IT professionals and an impressive geographic footprint with more than 20 locations throughout North America and in Europe. OnX is a privately held company and majority owned by Marlin Equity Partners. For more information, visit: www.OnX.com.

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