The new Canadian Cloud

As previously announced on May 10th, Microsoft officially made the latest Microsoft’s datacenters in Canada. Those two new datacenters located in Toronto and Montreal can offer major plus to the Canadian market. First, it is easier to overcome Canadian market data residency requirements, specially for health-care and government institutions that need to be compliant with data privacy regulations.Those new datacenters ensure high security, privacy and compliance standards like the existing Microsoft Datacenters in other regions. Furthermore, the brand-new datacenter can provide to new and existing customers backups and disaster recovery solutions hosted in Azure local failover sites.

Microsoft went ahead their original planning, as initially only Azure services were planned to be released in the Q2 and some months later Office 365. Right now, Azure Services as well as Office 365 (Exchange and SharePoint) were released on May 10th and Dynamics CRM Online availability is scheduled for Q3.

You can check the services that are being offered at this time in Azure at the Azure Regions Website: Keep in mind that those services will be continually improved and new features are coming.

A solution that makes the difference

Among the benefits of Cloud based solutions, like:

  • Cost saving
  • Productivity
  • Increased availability for your business

We can offer the expertise of our Azure team. We have proven our experience in disaster recovery, application modernization and identity management cloud based and hybrid solutions. Also, we are already working as part of the Azure Canada Preview.

Cloud first, mobile first

To make this ¨Cloud first, mobile first¨ vision a reality, which is part of our CSP (Cloud Service Provider) agreement, we propose you a complete offer including Microsoft cloud based services like Azure, Dynamics CRM and Office 365. Moreover, you will have our guidance to follow the right path and our professional services during your transition to the cloud.

After the complete migration of your workloads to the cloud, we can manage your IT services as part of our managed services. This way you can keep focused on what’s the most important for your business.

Like the former VP of the Developer Experience Group at Microsoft Canada said, we are ready to bring all this innovation to the different Canadian sectors:

 “We are so fortunate to work with amazing technology partners who build cloud solutions that transform how people live, work and play,” 

“Now that the Microsoft Cloud is live in Canada, we look forward to their continued innovation as they demonstrate to Canadian consumers and organizations, the power of the cloud.”

– Mary-Ellen Anderson, VP of the Developer Experience Group at Microsoft Canada

With many of our clients, we are already using Azure subscriptions deployed on the Canadian datacenters to bring the cloud power in mobility and disaster recovery solutions.

Keep in mind that in case you want your Office 365 data to be migrated, you will be allowed to do it on Q3:


Useful links:

Accelerate Canada

Azure Regions

Microsoft Trust Center