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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.


Welcome to the Government Cloud: Canada Releases its Cloud Adoption Strategy

Sep 14, 2016 by cloud.ca

Poutine. Maple syrup. Beavers. Canada has some pretty identifiable mascots. And now we have our very own government cloud adoption strategy, ushering in government-wide data sovereignty and jurisdictions designed to keep our data at home. Canada’s cloud is ready.


Certified organic. All natural. Gluten free. Cloud computing?

Aug 05, 2016 by cloud.ca

Advertisers love buzzwords. But nowhere are they more ubiquitous – or misleading – than on food labels, as that industry looks to adopt fast growing market trends for healthy foods.

Just as consumers navigate grocery aisles filled with products making dubious health claims, so too are companies faced with an ever increasing supply of services and products inaccurately branded as “cloud.” It’s a phenomenon known as cloud-washing.


Even in the Cloud, Jurisdiction Matters

Feb 25, 2016 by Ian Rae

With the increasing maturity of cloud.ca in the Canadian market and the recent revocation of the EU Safe Harbour agreement for US-based companies, the time was right to assess and report on the state of jurisdictional compliance and data sovereignty in Canada and how it relates to the cloud. In general, global software companies, globalized enterprise shared services, and government related organizations are driving large demand for Canadian owned and operated cloud infrastructure, and we are excited about the future of delivering secure API-centric utility infrastructure, unlocking agility and cost effective IT.


Cloud vs. Hosting, Knowing the Difference Can Be Profitable!

Jan 22, 2016 by Ian Rae

“The cloud” has evolved from humble beginnings ten years ago to a big tent word similar to “internet” and “web”. Most hosted services are now called “cloud” by the market, however amidst all this “cloud washing” the fundamental innovation of cloud computing is often overlooked - to be able to use what you need, when you need it. The ability to rightsize IT resources to changing requirements, combined with end-to-end automation of services via application programming interfaces (APIs), distinguishes cloud infrastructure services from traditional hosting services.


How to Own Your IaaS Before it Owns You - Infrastructure as Code

Jan 06, 2016 by Marc Pare

Treat Your Infrastructure as Code

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a valuable concept and practice embraced by DevOps, but it is fairly abstract for many IT operators and technology executives. It requires the leveraging of agile infrastructure (IaaS) that can be orchestrated using RESTful APIs, like cloud.ca and AWS. IaC is often mistakenly considered part of configuration management provided by tools like Chef, Ansible, Puppet and SaltStack.