VivaScoop - May 2022
Updated: Aug 9
Welcome to another edition of Viva Scoop, your monthly rundown on everything Vivacity Technologies. During the month of May the Viva Team progressed some wonderful projects, not least our Public Key Infrastructure solution for Redline Communications. In addition, we completed our Business Continuity Plan Assessment for the City of Pitt Meadows, and are making great strides for our Simpcw Resources Group IT Assessment.
On top of this, we’ve finally finished deploying our new micro data centre, which has been a ton of work but extremely gratifying now complete. More to come on this!
So, without further delay read on for Viva Scoop May!
NRC IRAP $100,000 Funding Approved!!
The month of May was very busy for the Viva Team especially as we completed our application to the NRC IRAP. The NRC IRAP supports Canadian organizations with R&D funding to develop and commercialize innovative products. The application to NRC IRAP is no small task, but we’re delighted to announce that Vivacity Technologies has been awarded $100,000 for research and development in the Public Key Infrastructure space. This is a massive boost for Vivacity as we continue to develop our security infrastructure solutions.
Micro Data Centre Deployment Complete
May also saw the completion of our newest digital infrastructure concept, namely the micro data centre. This is an industry the Viva Team have a fair bit of experience in and we’re using this initial deployment as a proof of concept. The micro data centre boasts 4 full racks, a 3-hour battery backup system, redundant cooling and a sophisticated security posture to boot.
In addition, we managed to complete the data centre build in 3 months and sell out the available space in the first 2 weeks of our build. So clearly there is demand for smaller, centrally located and well managed data centre facilities. Now onto phase 2 of the project and expanding on this concept.
Fibre Build for the City of Kamloops
The City of Kamloops has been a big proponent for Vivacity and our newest project is to tackle a small fibre build for the city. This project is a spinoff from our recent building assessment for the City of Kamloops, where we undertook an analysis of how to 'future proof' a building for Information and Communications Technology (ICT). In short, we designed the building for future technologies, not least taking advantage of high speed communications, a micro data centre, and smart building technologies.
We’re now onto helping build out the last mile connectivity for this particular building in Kamloops, essentially completing the digital infrastructure deployment.
What caught my eye this month --> Failure
I’m an avid reader of online articles that touch on entrepreneurship and I luckily stumbled across this wonderful article on James Dyson, the founder and inventor of Dyson. In case you’re not familiar, these are the vacuum cleaners that revolutionized the fight against household dirt 😊. The article is a great read on why failure matters and accordingly it took James Dyson 5,127 versions of a product that failed before it finally succeeded, namely the world's first bagless vacuum cleaner.
As quoted in the article “Failure is interesting — it's part of making progress. You never learn from success, but you do learn from failure." — James Dyson. Oh and he’s British!
Thank you so much for tuning in and don't hesitate to reach out to the Viva team with any questions.
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