01. Case Study: Wickaninnish

The Wickaninnish Worked with Think to Increase Datacenter Availability and Capability.

“The project scope was an almost complete replacement of our legacy infrastructure with a dynamic and scalable virtualized infrastructure. From project initiation, to implementation and finally our monthly support, Think has been a pleasure to work with. I am pleased to say I wholeheartedly support and recommend Think Communications”

– Charles MacDiarmid (Managing Director)

Deluxe Guests Rooms
Voted Best Canadian
Resort (Conde Nast)
Percent Reduction in
DC downtime
Coffee's Consumed

Wickaninnish Inn is situated on spectacular Chesterman Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean just five kilometers from Tofino. A Relais & Châteaux property since 1997, the Inn features two contemporary cedar buildings providing a range of guest rooms and suites which all offer ocean or beach-to-ocean views, gas fireplace, soaker tub and individual balcony.

Tofino’s McDiarmid family welcomes you to this locally owned, world-renowned sanctuary offering rustic elegance on nature’s edge.

Website: wickinn.com

Project Objectives:

  • Improve datacenter uptime
  • Implement robust backup/DR solution
  • Increase storage and compute capacity
  • Optimize infrastructure and rack space

Project Solutions:

  • Replace legacy servers with optimized VMware servers
  • Implement shared storage
  • Install sedundant Cisco switching
  • Automate BU/DR across multiple sites

Project Outcomes:

  • Reduced datacenter downtime by 87%
  • Automated and redundant backups
  • 3x more compute resources
  • 5x increase in free storage space
Project Partners