Toronto, June 2, 2015 - Today Microsoft announced plans to deliver commercial cloud services from Canada, with the implementation of two data centres in Toronto and Quebec City in 2016. This is welcome news for Canadian customers who will be able to take advantage of Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online services delivered out of Canada.
Kevin Turner, Worldwide Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft and Janet Kennedy, President of Microsoft Canada, were in Toronto to make the announcement. “Soon, the Microsoft Cloud will be truly Canadian,” said Kevin Turner. "This substantial investment in a Canadian cloud demonstrates how committed we are to bringing even more opportunity to Canadian businesses and government organizations, helping them fully realize the cost savings and flexibility of the cloud.”
Peter Carson, President of Envision IT, said "This is a big deal for our customers (particularly public sector) who have data residency concerns with their data being stored in the US. Customers will be able to take advantage of the innovations in productivity and cost savings that Microsoft cloud services offers while adhering to data storage compliancy."
Read the complete Microsoft press release.
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