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Renewable Energy for Canada's IaaS Cloud

Jul 27, 2015 by Julia Simon

Renewable energy has been the hot topic in the cloud industry lately. Data centres for big players like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft and Google require a lot of power, and I mean a LOT of power. One data centre consumes the equivalent energy of about 25,000 homes per year. Data centres are major sources of energy consumption and there is growing pressure on companies to be more socially responsible and to operate sustainably.

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Three Reasons to Use a Regional Cloud IaaS

Jul 17, 2015 by Pierre-Luc Bisaillon

CloudOps has been helping companies leverage the power of cloud services for nearly as long as cloud services have been around. We were early adopters and evangelists of AWS and open source cloud technologies such as OpenStack, CloudStack and Docker. We understood the value of API-driven, self-service scalable infrastructure, and so did our customers. However, as the industry matured, we kept getting the same question: can I do this in Canada?

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

Jul 03, 2015 by Marc Pare

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.

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