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.
Hyperscale clouds can be more scalable and offer a wider range of best-of-breed features. On-prem and regional clouds can fulfill a need to keep data within a compliance domain. This is especially important in healthcare, finance, and other industries that deal with highly sensitive information. With hybrid- and multi-cloud architectures, organizations use different clouds for different workloads. This can lead to an enormous amount of operational complexity across the cloudverse.
The information technology industry was designed for control of customers, and organizations that fail to achieve the flexibility of cloud native will likely find themselves in vendor lock-in or even multi-cloud lock-in. cloud.ca was created to enable this flexibility, being very different from a hyperscale cloud or even typical local or private clouds which are largely “managed hosting.”
cloud.ca offers a Canadian cloud platform that allows safe and secure access to hyperscale clouds in a jurisdictionally responsible way. Think of it as a sovereign basecamp for cloud adoption, a “software-defined fabric” that integrates hyperscale, on-premises, regional, and edge clouds with a secure data overlay.
Because of the specialized workload support they provide, hyperscale clouds can be an important part of a multi-cloud deployment. cloud.ca’s Canadian control plane and interface can manage deployments in AWS, GCP, and Azure, in a secure, seamless, infrastructure-as-code fashion. “Direct connects” into these clouds are also provided over private, high-speed links that don’t traverse over the public internet. It can support customers that seek to leverage hyperscale clouds with a normalized, open standards approach, in order to ensure compatibility and ease of multi-cloud solution integrations or migrations
From the perspective of flexibility, cloud.ca goes beyond what the hyperscale providers can do by offering multi-tenant, private, and fully-dedicated solutions. Customers can purchase and own their own infrastructure, assuming it meets defined compatibility requirements. The infrastructure can then be fully deployed, orchestrated, monitored, managed, secured, and upgraded by the cloud.ca team and via our interface. This enables customers that desire to own their equipment for financial reasons to benefit from the flexibility of IaaS, cloud native APIs, and software-defined platforms.
Being a Canadian IaaS, cloud.ca can help customers who must prove their infrastructure is under strict jurisdictional control and not entangled in any way with foreign jurisdictions. Customers can keep certain kinds of data while allowing other data to take advantage of hyperscale offerings. This comes with the added benefit of localized, bilingual 24x7 support.
The advent of edge computing has only added to the potential complexity of multi-cloud deployments. cloud.ca can be used to provide edge computing resources in concert with regional clouds for local industries, enabling organizations to combine both with consistently managed security policies on users, data, and workloads.
The future is a fabric that is hybrid and multi-cloud, extending to the edge. Jurisdiction matters, but it also matters to interoperate across jurisdictions. The key is to remain in control of your data, and own your destiny as your needs evolve. If there is anything for certain in today’s world, it is change. Contact us to learn how cloud.ca can offer you the flexibility to embrace this future.