Case Study: QuadReal — IoT/LPWAN Deployment

The Customer

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, QuadReal Property Group is a global real estate investment, operating and development company. QuadReal manages the real estate and mortgage programs of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), one of Canada’s largest asset managers with a $171.3 billion portfolio. Today QuadReal also manages real estate on behalf of RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM).QuadReal manages a $44.2 billion portfolio spanning 23 Global Cities across 17 countries.


Case Study: QuadReal — IoT / LPWAN Deployment

The Customer

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, QuadReal Property Group is a global real estate investment, operating and development company. QuadReal manages the real estate and mortgage programs of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), one of Canada’s largest asset managers with a $171.3 billion portfolio. Today QuadReal also manages real estate on behalf of RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM). QuadReal manages a $44.2 billion portfolio spanning 23 Global Cities across 17 countries.

The Challenge


The EPIC 5G and SD-WAN Hype Is Proof

In my last article, I discussed cloud storage services and the impact of latency on storage and network performance. Afterwards, Beanfield techs fielded a number of customer inquiries asking us if 5G wireless or Software Defined Wan (SD-WAN) products could help customers overcome network latency issues when connecting to the cloud.

As an employee of a Canadian fibre optic network carrier, declaring that the epic hype building around 5G wireless is setting up Canadian businesses and consumers for disappointment will make me an unpopular person in a few tech circles. From a self-serving sales perspective, 5G wireless WILL drive more…


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This year, after cutting deals with local and state Governments; Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have all announced new investments to significantly increase their data centre capacity. We will see a few new cloud regions added, but millions of square feet and megawatts of power are planned for the expansion of the largest existing regional DC footprints. To you, the reader, new capacity, means even more low-cost storage options. For businesses evaluating cloud services, this is the perfect time to migrate your back up and disaster…


The Expanse — Season 3 (SYFY/Amazon Prime Video) 2018

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Reflecting on my first year at Beanfield Metroconnect

The first anniversary of my official start date was January 14th, 2019 and it’s hard to imagine that one calendar year has passed since I first sat down at the desk that I am now seated at writing this article. In the summer of 2017, my friend Kal Benedict recommended me as a candidate for a new role at his company. The hiring process was challenging and stressful, but incredibly rewarding; I approached the hiring process like a sales opportunity by preparing slide decks, job descriptions, preliminary product roadmaps, and essentially led pitch meetings. I was selling myself, my ideas…


Beanfield Metroconnect Retrospective

On January 10th and 11th, Beanfield Metroconnect and Megaport joined thousands of Microsoft customers and enthusiasts at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for Microsoft’s annual conference roadshow, Ignite | The Tour. The Ignite conference series evolved from Microsoft’s long-running TechEd conferences. First introduced to companies, developers, and fanboys in 1993, this conference tour is probably the longest running education and product roadshow in the cloud space.


Highlights and Insights from Beanfield Metroconnect

In November 2018 Beanfield Metroconnect had the opportunity to attend our first AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. The scale and energy of the conference are unlike any tech conference we had participated in before. For uninitiated first time re:Invent-ers like us, a conference with 65,000 attendees and a jam-packed schedule can be overwhelming. We kept to our tightly planned three days, and it was still a whirlwind experience. For readers evaluating the ROI for an event like this, most importantly the conference proved to be an incredible business development opportunity. …


The iceberg threatening your digital transformation journey

Don’t let the “Shared Responsibility Model” sink your digital transformation journey!

2018 has been a landmark year for cloud services with cloud consumption revenue surpassing server sales for the first time in history; analysts predict that by the end of this year companies will have relocated 60% of all server workloads from on-premise infrastructure to Public Cloud. We will likely look back at 2018 as the inflection point in the technology adoption lifecycle that cloud services “crossed the chasm” between the early adopter and early majority phase. We did it!

Now that we are here, it’s about time we get down to brass tacks and talk security. With companies around the…

Daniel Simmons

A Toronto-based technology investor, experienced product manager, cloud evangelist, and a solution architect.

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