Microsoft Canada announced today that the Microsoft Canadian data centres are now officially open to power even more Canadian businesses. With this announcement, Microsoft Azure is generally available from local data centre regions located in Toronto and Quebec City, and Office 365 is now offering data residency for Canadian business customers.
In addition, Dynamics CRM Online is scheduled to go live by September 2016 to bring the most complete cloud, with leadership across IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and hybrid scenarios, to enable people and organizations to achieve more.
This announcement marks a significant expansion of Microsoft's trusted cloud services into Canada. Azure and Office 365 customers gain the benefits of Microsoft's trusted cloud services combined with data residency in Canada. This includes data redundancy in multiple locations within Canada for business continuity and the option of a fast and private connection to the cloud with Azure ExpressRoute.
ProServeIT is providing our Canadian customers with full service cloud solutions leveraging the Microsoft Canadian data centres for data residency and protection. Our offers include managed Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online. "Working with our Canadian Legal and Agricultural customers as a starting point" said Eric Sugar, President of ProServeIT "ProServeIT has been able to provide our customers with the scalability and protection of the public cloud with their data staying in Canada, which has been a key business requirement". The cloud offers solutions, cost savings, efficiency, productivity and reliability. It enables organizations – of any size, and in any sector – to collaborate, compete and excel in an increasingly mobile world.
"From today on, our goal is to create Canada's best and most complete cloud, enabled by world class technology and world class cloud ecosystem," said Janet Kennedy, president of Microsoft Canada. "We're privileged to work with our team of Canadian partners who are perfectly positioned to help our Canadian customers innovate, grow and transform their businesses."
"With the opening of the Microsoft Canadian data centres, ProServeIT sees this as a watershed moment for cloud computing in Canada" said Eric Sugar, President of ProServeIT. "ProServeIT has a defined Cloud Assessment, Roadmap and Migration process that can help Canadian businesses leverage this incredible investment by Microsoft! We look forward to helping Canadians take advantage of this to reduce costs and improve their business."