Powering even more Canadian businesses: Microsoft brings its cloud to Canada
May 10, 2016
CALGARY, Alberta (May 10, 2016) — Microsoft Canada announced today that the Microsoft Cloud is now officially open to power even more Canadian businesses. With this announcement, Microsoft Azure is generally available from local datacenter 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.
Long View, one of North America’s most powerful providers of Hybrid IT solutions and services, is well-versed in the full suite of Microsoft solutions as a Microsoft Cloud Partner and a North American Certified Gold Partner. With more than 130 Microsoft-certified professionals on staff, Long View’s expert team builds hybrid IT solutions around Office 365, Azure, enterprise mobility and clients’ existing IT to boost their competitive agility.
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,” says 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.”
Dave Frederickson, Long View’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development adds: “Through the years, Long View has consistently ensured that our Canadian customers’ Microsoft investment provides maximum returns. Today’s announcement offers an even greater opportunity for those customers to transform their business, help cut costs and be more agile in a cloud-first, mobile-first world.”
ABOUT LONG VIEW: Long View is one of the most powerful IT solutions and services companies in North America, with offices across the continent. With a clear focus on combining business and technology through our Hybrid IT solutions, including cloud, IT infrastructure, managed services, and end user support, Long View is able to define and customize what the future of IT looks like for our clients. Innovative, flexible, cost-effective, and business focused . . . that’s Long View.
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