More Than Just a Cloud
Flashback to 2013. The words “selfie” and “twerk” were first added to the official lexicon. Barack Obama just started his second term as President of the United States. Edward Snowden released NSA documents and fled the U.S. And BriteSky was founded.
In 2013, many companies were worried about backup resources, disaster recovery, and security. The cloud was just beginning to make its name here in Canada, and many people still didn’t understand what it was. That’s where BriteSky came in. Operating alongside Decisive Technologies, founders Joey Harrison, Richard Losier, and Mike Smith created BriteSky as their own enterprise cloud to offer services to their enterprise customers.
They were operating Decisive out of a 2,000 square foot office. “We thought it was going to be plenty of room for a long, long time,” laughs Losier. “But within two years we were pushing fifteen people in that little space. Because we are so technically driven, we also had big server racks taking up a big chunk of that space. If you know anything about servers you’ll know that they suck a lot of power and give off a lot of heat. And they’re noisy!” Losier had the idea of moving everything into a co-located facility, and once they did, they were able to redesign their business.
Decisive and BriteSky are two complementary companies that operate separately but share resources. Decisive provides professional and architectural services to their customers, as well as selling IT products to help clients get what they need to operate their businesses. BriteSky offers cloud services such as storage, DRaaS, IaaS, BaaS, SIEM, Firewall management, and their new on-premises solution, BriteSky Aurora Cloud services.
BriteSky had a different vision of what cloud could be. By putting deployable Portable On Demand Data Center (PODDs) across the country (currently Toronto, Ottawa, and Calgary), as well as having the ability to place BriteSky Aurora PODDs on premises for their clients, BriteSky gives the customer unlimited flexibility and unsurpassed peace of mind. This allows customers to improve their business processes, competitiveness, or meet regulatory compliance.
Moving into a cloud experience really isn’t something you do on your own; we’re here to shepherd you on the way.
“As we’ve grown, we’ve continued to add capabilities,” says Harrison. “Decisive has been the engine behind it, but we’ve really been able to innovate with BriteSky offerings that have immediate results, giving customers the opportunity to meet real business objectives.”
“We are able to customize our services to what our clients need,” explains Harrison. “We have a highly technical team that is able to give our clients the best of both worlds.
Moving into a cloud experience really isn’t something you do on your own; we’re here to shepherd you on the way. We actually find that most customers don’t want to deal exclusively with the cloud, so we help them reach the outcomes they are looking for by combining our services.”
On May 16th, BriteSky is holding a technology showcase at the Infiniti Centre. The event will feature their top partners, as well as many vendors and keynote seminars held throughout the day to learn about their technology and how it can help enterprise.