The Microsoft Cloud Comes to Canada

Microsoft Canadian Datacentres Expand Softlanding Canadian Footprint

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada — May 12 2016 — Microsoft Canada announced on May 10th that the Microsoft Canadian Cloud is now officially open to power even more Canadian businesses. With this announcement, Microsoft Azure is generally available from local datacentre 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 within 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.

Softlanding and Microsoft are proud to be working together to deliver secure data residency to Canadian businesses with the Microsoft Cloud. Armed with Gold Cloud Platform, Gold Cloud Productivity and Gold Datacenter competencies, Softlanding has been assisting organizations with leveraging Azure and Office 365 to empower them to be more productive, cost efficient and competitive. Now, with the availability of Canadian datacentres, highly regulated sectors such as healthcare, government, education and legal now have direct access to the myriad business benefits of Office 365 and Azure. With the Microsoft Cloud touching down in Canada, Softlanding is excited to deliver an expanded cloud experience to more Canadian organizations and businesses.

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 agile and mobile world.

"The opening of Microsoft's local datacentres not only addresses data residency needs for Public Sector customers in Canada but also unlocks a tremendous opportunity for them to transform their business, help cut costs and be more agile in a cloud-first, mobile-first world. Together with an amazing ecosystem of technology partners who offer innovative solutions and services, we can help Canadian organizations leverage the power of the cloud to ultimately be more efficient and productive" Mike Tremblay, vice president, Microsoft Canada.

"Private companies have always had an upper hand in utilizing public data centers to help carry out services in Azure or Office 365 at a reduced cost. With the datacenters now touching down in Canada, we're excited to work together with Microsoft to migrate public sector industries such as education, healthcare, and government to a secure cloud network," Shaun Roberts, President, Softlanding. "At Softlanding, we believe in practicing what we preach and that means running our business using the same technologies and solutions we create with our clients. As a Cloud Accelerate/Deployment Partner, we have developed the deep technical skills and accreditations to provide a seamless and positive cloud experience for our clients."


About Softlanding

Founded in 2000, Softlanding helps organizations be their best by providing technology solutions and services that make them more productive. Areas of specialty include managed IT services, end-to-end SharePoint services and Microsoft enterprise infrastructure services and solutions. As a recognized leader in empowering enterprises with solutions and services built on the Microsoft Cloud and on-premises platforms, Softlanding is proud to be a Microsoft Field Managed Systems Integration Partner, an EMS Elite Partner and a Microsoft Cloud Accelerate/Deployment Partner.  Accordingly, Softlanding is listed in PROFIT 500 as one of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies.

​For additional information:

Briana Lau

Marketing Specialist

blau@softlanding.ca

(604) 343 7038​


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For more information about Softlanding, please contact:

Briana Lau

Marketing Specialist

blau@softlanding.ca

(604) 343 7038​​