Avectra Expands Operations with Member Management Data Hosting Services in Canada

June 7, 2010 by  

Hosting ServicesMCLEAN, VA – True to Avectra’s commitment to deliver world-class hosting and customer success, the association management software provider announced plans today to offer hosting services in a new “Class A” data center in Canada.

The new facility, located in Toronto, Ontario, will be operated by leading communications provider Primus Business Services. In addition to providing the most reliable and redundant network available, the data center provides world-class access and environmental controls for Canada-based associations using Avectra’s netFORUM association management software.

“The addition of this data center provides peace of mind for our Canada-based association clients,” said Richard Davis, chief executive officer for Avectra. “It ensures their compliance with Canada’s privacy laws, enabling them to use our innovative, powerful, and industry-leading association management software without worrying about the privacy of their data or IT support issues.

Avectra’s new Canadian-based data center will include:

* State-of-the-art security, including biometric security and 24-hour monitoring
* Redundant cooling and power back-ups for continuous operations
* Redundant fiber-based, multi-homed Internet backbone with redundant multi-gigabit Internet connections to multiple Tier 1 Internet providers using BGP-4 routing protocol
* Aggregate backbone bandwidth of over 3800Mbps (3.8 Gbps)
* The latest technology for virtualized servers offering scalability and flexibility for the company’s Canadian network
* Automated data back-up and disaster recovery for continued business operations

“netFORUM offers a superior membership management system with the functionality we need to be successful. The addition of a Canadian data center gives us peace of mind that we are fully protecting our members’ information in compliance with Canada’s PIPEDA laws, which made Avectra an easy choice,” said William Partridge CAE, executive vice president for Building Owners and Managers Association of Calgary. “We are looking forward to implementing netFORUM and replacing our outdated systems so we can better serve our members.”

Avectra is the leading provider of hosted membership management solutions. In addition to the new Canadian hosting facility, the company’s other hosting facilities are operated by Equinix and are based in the Washington, D.C., area with a redundant data center operated in a third geographic area.

“Our investments in state-of-the-art data facilities help us to stay current and provide the most reliable, secure services for our member-based clients – both in the U.S. and Canada – now and into the future,” said Davis.

To see the functionality in netFORUM and find out more about Avectra’s Canadian hosting services, sign up for a free online demonstration at

About Avectra
For the last 16 years, Avectra has been translating our clients’ needs into market-leading association management software – whether our clients serve members by the hundreds or hundreds of thousands. Our 100% Web-based technology integrates data with business processes and then automates it, so our clients can engage members, provide access to all of their resources and get more done. Each of our solutions is continually refined by the user community, ensuring that we have the features our clients need to run their businesses and lead their industries. With ongoing, automatic upgrades that won’t disrupt service or incur additional costs, we keep our clients current with the latest technology. Avectra is headquartered in McLean, Va., with a regional office in Chicago.

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