About us: Canada’s Cloud
Infrastructure as a Service

Canadian owned and operated, cloud.ca is a self-service utility IaaS that offers personalized support 24 x 7 in both English and French.

cloud.ca’s platform works as a standalone IaaS and also fits perfectly into hybrid and multi-cloud solutions, allowing a mix of private cloud (OpenStack, Apache CloudStack) and other public cloud infrastructures such as Amazon Web Services.

“Our mission is to provide regional cloud infrastructure for businesses relying on mission critical software and data, with a focus on automation, utility, and keeping data safe in Canada.”

Ian Rae, founder of CloudOps and cloud.ca

Our Team

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Marc Pare

VP Sales & Marketing

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Mike Gero

VP Product & Business Development

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Marc Vaillancourt

Director, Software Development

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Pierre-Luc Dion

Lead Cloud Architect

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Clément Contini

Cloud System Administrator

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Ian Rae, President

Ian is the founder and CEO of CloudOps, a cloud computing consulting firm that provides multi-cloud solutions for software companies, enterprises and telecommunications providers. Ian is also the founder of cloud.ca, a Canadian cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) focused on data residency, privacy and security requirements. He is a partner at Year One Labs, a lean startup incubator, and is the founder of the Centre cloud.ca in Montreal. Prior to clouds, Ian was responsible for engineering at Coradiant, a leader in application performance management.

Marc Pare, VP Sales & Marketing

Marc is responsible for driving new revenue in addition to managing the growing client base. He has 14 years of experience in the area of information technology. With a background in sales, web operations and product management he has a proven track record of success. Prior to joining CloudOps in 2012, he held the position of Field Sales Manager representing the Cloud Networking solutions at Citrix. Prior to joining Citrix, Marc had various business and technical roles over a 10-year career at Coradiant. Marc has a bachelor’s degree in MIS from Concordia University. 

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Mike Gero, VP Product & Business Development

Mike has over 25 years of high tech and startup experience, with more than 10 in the cloud, hosting and micro-services space. He is passionate about products, partnerships and how they benefit customers. Prior to cloud.ca, Mike headed product management for cloud hosting provider iWeb which was acquired by Internap. In his spare time, Mike enjoys the culinary delights of Montreal, craft beer, fishing, and watching his children experience life.

Marc Vaillancourt, Director, Software Development

With his background in IT consulting and various leadership positions in software development, Marc Vaillancourt has a proven track record in delivering innovative products. He holds a bachelor’s degree in MIS from the Université de Sherbrooke. Over the last 20 years, he has worked at IBM, CGI, Coradiant and BMC Software. At cloud.ca, he is leading the team responsible for the management portal.

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Pierre-Luc Dion, Lead Cloud Architect

Pierre-Luc has been at CloudOps since 2008 and is an Apache CloudStack PMC member. He is a cloud infrastructure and automation enthusiast, DevOps fan, meetup organizer, and metric collection maniac.

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Clément Contini, Cloud System Administrator

Clément recently graduated from the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal where he got a Master’s degree in Software Engineering. His thesis focused on high availability and fault tolerance on OpenStack. At cloud.ca, he is responsibile for infrastructure management and new service implementations.



CloudOps, Canadian leader in cloud building, helps power cloud.ca to deliver a full suite IaaS cloud computing for companies making the transition to the cloud.