IT hosting provider PEER 1 and cloud platform company Tier 3 have announced that their VMware-based cloud platform is now available in Canada. Businesses can now deploy applications on secure, enterprise cloud services in nodes located in Toronto today and Vancouver early next year.
This platform was designed to help SMBs reduce IT complexity and operational burden, offering cloud services from PEER 1 Hosting and Tier 3 include IaaS, PaaS, and advanced cloud management.
The joint offering is meant to address the cloud requirement for “data sovereignty,” ensuring data is stored and managed according to Canadian rules and regulations. In addition to compliance with Canadian requirements, the partnership offers customers global scale, with additional nodes in North America and Europe.
Global SMBs can scale their Tier 3-based enterprise cloud by leveraging PEER 1 Hosting’s proprietary 10 Gbps FastFiber Network to connect the Toronto node and planned Vancouver node to data centers in London and Portsmouth, U.K. or extend infrastructure to additional Tier 3 nodes in New York, Chicago, Seattle, and Salt Lake City.
According to a joint press release, the companies say, “SMBs now have flexibility to maintain independent, secure clouds within specific countries to address data sovereignty concerns or spread their cloud across multiple locations of their choosing within North America and Europe.”
“Cloud computing is about flexibility, reducing complexity, and minimizing operational costs,” says Jay Newman, PEER 1 Hosting’s senior vice president. “By bringing our partnership with Tier 3 to Canada, we are now enabling both Canadian and global SMBs to take advantage of a complete enterprise-grade cloud platform delivered with award winning service.”