Bell and Microsoft team up to bring Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to Canadian business customers

Bell Cloud Connect provides access to Microsoft Canada cloud services over Bell's dedicated broadband network

MONTRÉAL, May 10, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Business Markets and Microsoft Canada today announced Bell as the first Canadian telecommunications provider to offer businesses access to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute. Bell customers can access Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online through Bell Cloud Connect, a dedicated high-speed broadband connection.

As businesses move to the cloud, they are increasingly looking for dedicated and reliable access. Bell Cloud Connect and Azure ExpressRoute connections do not travel over the public Internet, and offer higher reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies, and better security than typical Internet connections.

With Bell Cloud Connect, business benefits from Canada's largest broadband IP network, offering extensive reach, capacity and scalability, 99.999% network uptime and unmatched security to help keep their data protected.

"Bell is Canada's leader in network and data hosting with exceptional customer support offered by our expert nationwide Bell Business Markets team," said Tom Little, President of Bell Business Markets. "We are excited to add Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to our Bell Business Cloud ecosystem, providing customers with more of the seamless integration they have come to expect. Bell's high-speed private connection to Microsoft's cloud services will help even more Canadian businesses move confidently to the cloud."

"We are thrilled to announce the opening of our Canadian data centres and are excited to welcome Bell as an Azure ExpressRoute partner," said Janet Kennedy, president of Microsoft Canada. "Bell's capabilities to operate enterprise class networks, along with their sizeable reach and availability in Canada, will significantly help to extend Azure services. This can further Canadian business innovation and competitiveness in a cloud-first, mobile-first world."

To learn more about Bell Cloud Connect with Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, please visit

Driven by industry-leading innovation and supported by strong expertise, Bell Business Markets offers a comprehensive national portfolio of products and services for large and medium business and government customers, including data centre solutions, unified communications, security and professional services supporting business ICT needs. Bell Business Markets offers customers access to 27 data centres across the country, Canada's largest network of data hosting and cloud facilities.

Bell Business Markets is part of Bell, Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone, small business and enterprise communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital and out of home media. Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more information, please visit

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About Microsoft
Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT") the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and English. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software - any time, any place and on any device. For more information on Microsoft Canada, please visit

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