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Our Digital Future is Hybrid and Multi-Cloud, Extending to the Edge

Feb 23, 2021 by Mike Gero

Cloud native has become the industry standard, and organizations today are willfully pursuing hybrid- and multi-cloud futures. In a recent report, 93% of enterprise respondents had already started. Nonetheless, the adoption of hybrid and multi-cloud architectures can be challenging in today’s landscape of distinct yet overlapping sovereignties.


Get the Best of all Worlds with Hybrid/Multi-Cloud

Jun 01, 2020 by Mike Gero

It's been over three years since cloud.ca began life as an independent, Canadian-owned and operated Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider. As one would expect in the tech industry, much has evolved in that time, particularly cloud-oriented technologies, though no less in the Canadian Cloud Service Provider (CSP) market.


Using Terraform to Deploy a Kubernetes (RKE) Cluster on cloud.ca

Here is a quick walkthrough deploying a simple Kubernetes cluster from Rancher RKE using a cloud.ca plugin for Terraform. This tutorial will deploy a Kubernetes cluster compose of a single Master node, 2 Worker nodes, a kubectl configuration file on your workstation so you can securely manage your apps over a VPN connection.

Our plan to help you during COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020 by cloud.ca

To our customers, partners, users, and friends,


cloud.ca Overhauls Its User Interface

Mar 28, 2019 by Mike Gero

Incorporating customer feedback, portal becomes more user-friendly and efficient.


Product Updates: Storage, UI, and Snapshots

Dec 12, 2018 by cloud.ca

Storage is a key component of a company’s data sovereignty strategy. At cloud.ca, providing our customers with Canadian data sovereignty is of paramount importance. In this context, cloud.ca is excited to announce a new offering available to our customers as well as some changes to our existing ones.


Top Reasons to Choose a Regional Cloud over a Hyperscale Cloud Provider

Oct 03, 2018 by Mike Gero

The cloud industry is continuing to grow every year. According to Gartner, the total market revenue was $260bn in 2017, and it’s expected to grow to over $410bn by 2020. Still dominated by some of the larger players, 2017 concluded with AWS holding 62% of the cloud industry’s total market share, Azure 20%, and GCP 12%. While there is obviously much at stake for these big three, smaller service providers are taking advantage of the growth by finding niches. The desire for more personalized, multilingual support as well as consideration around the appropriate private, hybrid, and multi-cloud strategies have specific demands that require specialized cloud providers. Such demands are made all the more urgent by the growing complexity of data sovereignty worldwide. There are many reasons why customers may choose to work with regional cloud providers - here are some key ones.


Canadian Data Sovereignty and GDPR

Sep 04, 2018 by Mike Gero

The European General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, came into effect in May promising fines for non-compliance of €20m or 4% of annual worldwide revenue. Many organizations scrambled to decipher how their application could be impacted by GDPR and what they could do to ensure compliance. A few months later not much has changed. Precedents have still to be set. Nonetheless, questions of sovereignty remain relevant as the dynamic nature of data storage and processing entails a fair amount of ambiguity. To that end, I’ve compiled a quick summary of how GDPR describes data sovereignty and what that means for Canadian businesses.


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.