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Jurisdiction Matters; Cloud IaaS Threatened in Europe and Thrives in Canada

Image credit: Jessica Borutski Recent European Union data protection regulation is pushing clouds back to the new world. 10 ms away from the Patriot Act Many of the early adopters of our Canadian IaaS, cloud.ca, were organizations that write software and want to run it inside Canadian legal jurisdiction because they or their customers prefer Canada’s laws for data protection and data privacy. Many of our clients want to use  both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and cloud.ca, depending on which customers (American or non-American) they are serving. We believe Canada is a great location for... Continued

Three Reasons Why cloud.ca IaaS Cloud Storage Will Upset You

CloudOps is often asked to provide proposals for organizations migrating to cloud IaaS from their local or self-managed physical servers by people very experienced with virtualization, SANs and dedicated servers. Questions frequently come up about what level of RAID we use in cloud storage and how long it takes to increase the storage amount available to a server. There is also concern with using network storage, as it is perceived to be slower. Our answers surprise people, and upset their beliefs. Our cloud IaaS offers a network block storage service that provides the redundancy, performance... Continued

Cloud IaaS vs
Host Virtualization

Previously, I blogged about differences between hosting and cloud on cloudops.com. To continue with the theme of contrasting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud to things that are often confused with cloud, in this post I will compare IaaS cloud to virtualization. First off, SaaS can run on cloud, but is not cloud. I am strictly referring to an IaaS cloud. Cloud is an operational model I suggest we agree to use the NIST definition for cloud computing. Adopting the technology is not enough. Cloud technology needs to be adopted in a way that allows the users to self-serve. At cloud.ca, we... Continued

Webinar Introducing cloud.ca,
Canada’s Cloud IaaS

Learn about the benefits of our Canadian cloud infrastructure in this webinar. A short demo is also included to illustrate the self-service aspects of our Infrastructure as a Service.  Continued