Locally deployed Azure will help power Canadian businesses.
VANCOUVER, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Cloud8 Technologies, Inc., a
Vancouver-based cloud managed hosting provider has launched cloud
services, in the form of Windows Azure Pack (WAP), on infrastructure
owned and operated by Cloud8. By placing substantial investment into a
Canadian Azure infrastructure, Cloud8 will enable reseller partners
with the ability to better support their customer's journey to the
cloud, while complying with provincial and federal data-residency
legislations. Cloud8 is among the first Microsoft partners to provide
cloud computing services in Canada, and the only partner in Western
Canada as part of their Cloud Operating Systems Network (COSN) Program.
The announcement marks Microsoft's cloud alliance with an established
hosting provider in the region — one that makes sense for Canadian
Most IT resellers have relationships with mid-market and SMB businesses
ready to move to a more economical and agile cloud infrastructure.
"Now, they can support their customers to move their workload to any
cloud that best meets their budget, security, compliance, and
performance objectives," says Sarah Morton, CEO and Founder of Cloud8
Technologies Inc. Customers can keep their mission-critical data on
premises or with Cloud8's Canadian Azure servers, while harnessing the
limitless computing power and storage of cloud on a pay-as-you-use
basis. COSN customers can access the Azure public cloud, as well as run
Microsoft applications on Cloud8's cloud environment where data will be
hosted in Cloud8's Canadian data centre.
"Cloud8's Azure offering as an IaaS will enable us to offer customers
and channel partners more value and choice from the cloud, without them
having to invest in or maintain complex infrastructure themselves,"
says Morton. She continues, "as cloud becomes more diversified with new
cloud-enabled applications and tools, it is critical to be able to
provide customers with options as to where they can and/or would like
to have their data reside".
Although cloud adoption is growing, many organizations still struggle
with their cloud roadmap and understanding how their business can take
advantage of the cloud. Cloud8 is enabling companies with a more
tangible way to expand their IT, leverage cloud for backup and
redundancy, or launch new products with a lot of the same tools,
interface, and licensing models they are already familiar with today.
"We are thrilled to be in the position to offer this to Canadian
businesses", says Morton.
About Cloud8 Technologies, Inc.
Built with the latest architecture, Cloud8 enables businesses to take
control of their mission critical IT needs by creating an agile, cost
effective, and easily manageable cloud infrastructure coupled with
powerful cloud-based solutions. Cloud8 is a certified Microsoft
Partner providing solutions that are customized to specific business
needs by leveraging tools such as Azure, SharePoint, Office365, and
other cloud-enabled products to optimize IT infrastructure while
providing a data sovereign storage and backup solution without the
traditional costs of hardware. For more information, please call (6040
629-5538 or visit www.cloud8.ca.
SOURCE Cloud8 Technologies, Inc.
For further information:
Marley Bathe, Media Coordinator, Cloud8 Technologies, Inc., www.cloud8.ca, 1.604.629.5538