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Jurisdiction Matters: Does Encryption Help or Hinder Data Sovereignty?

Dec 22, 2017 by Mike Gero

The slippery slope of data sovereignty was brought into the limelight again recently with the news that certain Canadian government agencies were entertaining discussions to store secret Canadian data on US-based hyperscale clouds - forbidden by current Canadian Federal policy. These discussions centered around the use of encryption to ensure that this data remained secret - with the premise being that as long as Canada held the keys to the encryption, the data would be safe. Encryption has also been front and center in many discussions concerning readiness for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), already approved, and due to be enforced beginning in May 2018.


How to deploy Containers on cloud.ca with Docker Machine

Dec 22, 2017 by Adam Carruthers

You’ve run containers locally, so running them remotely is just a matter of SSHing into a machine and running your container there instead, right? What happens when that machine is at capacity? Clearly you need to add another host, but stringing together API calls to create a remote host, install Docker on it, push Docker images to it, and finally run them can be a bit of a hassle.


CWP Energy Uses cloud.ca Cloud Infrastructure for Its Web Applications and Desktops

Dec 22, 2017 by cloud.ca

cloud.ca Infrastructure Enables Rapid Growth of Innovative Company



CWP Energy sought to:

  • Off-load its IT demands (web applications and virtual desktops) to trusted partners
  • Integrate data flow between its data mining applications and financial software
  • Enable the company to expand to new locations and triple its number of employees in the next three years

Malicis Partners with cloud.ca to Provide Virtual Desktops in Canadian Cloud

Oct 12, 2017 by cloud.ca

Joint Solution Enables Customers to Outsource IT and Focus on Core Business Value

Malicis sought to:

  • Provide cloud-based virtual desktops as a managed service;
  • Partner with a reliable Citrix Ready, Canadian Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) partner;
  • Deliver IT services that allow customers to focus on their core competencies. 

BiogeniQ Finds a Secure Canadian Cloud in cloud.ca

Jun 22, 2017 by cloud.ca

DNA-Based Healthcare Startup Trusts Sensitive Patient Data with Canadian Cloud Provider


BiogeniQ sought to:

  • move from traditional hosting to a secure cloud infrastructure,
  • increase its service reliability and uptime,
  • maintain costs while increasing the number of customers it could serve.

After a thorough vetting process of several Canadian cloud providers, BiogeniQ chose cloud.ca due to its confidence in cloud.ca’s security, its excellent uptime and service guarantees, as well as its responsive and knowledgeable team. BiogeniQ now serves 10x the number of customers within the same infrastructure budget.


Orchestrating Containers on cloud.ca with Rancher

May 23, 2017 by Adam Carruthers

Getting up and running with container orchestration can be challenging. Luckily, cloud.ca has you covered: we’ve integrated with Rancher to make deploying containers on cloud.ca a snap. By the end of this guide, you’ll have a multi-host container environment running on cloud.ca.


Native Terraform Integration

May 18, 2017 by cloud.ca


Here at cloud.ca, we are big fans of HashiCorp’s tools like Terraform, Vault, and Consul. They are open source and deeply rooted in the belief that DevOps is the future of infrastructure management to help speed software delivery.


Centre cloud.ca Hosts Pop-up Kubernetes Meetup

May 02, 2017 by cloud.ca

Join us tomorrow for a special, impromptu Kubernetes (K8s) meetup that will be hosted in conjunction with Canonical, in our space as of 6 pm. This event should not be missed! It includes a demo of containerized OpenStack and Kubernetes, as well as a hands-on workshop about Helm, Kubernetes’ packaging tool. Come enjoy pizza, drinks, learning and networking! Additional info about the topics and RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/Kubernetes-Montreal/events/239570055/


Used.ca Moves from Hosting to Cloud with cloud.ca

Jan 23, 2017 by cloud.ca

All-Canadian Partnership Enables Development Team to Focus on Core Competencies

Used.ca sought to:
  • migrate its applications from hosting to cloud infrastructure in Canada,
  • develop new applications for mobile,
  • increase infrastructure usage within its existing budget.

cloud.ca worked closely with Used.ca to overcome early adoption challenges, allowing it to implement new technologies for its mobile apps, and ultimately expand its infrastructure usage three-fold within the same budget.


TekSavvy and CloudOps Join Forces to Power cloud.ca -- Tackling Data Sovereignty Head-On

Oct 25, 2016 by cloud.ca

Canadian technology leaders combine cloud, network, and data centres, delivering a powerful and secure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering to Canadian and global businesses.