Provide hosting in Canada for Canadians to avoid the US Patriot Act
Toronto, June 2, 2015 – Microsoft today announced plans to deliver commercial cloud services from Canada. Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online will be delivered from Toronto and Quebec City in 2016, further strengthening Microsoft’s footprint in Canada’s competitive cloud landscape.
Read more: http://reimagine.microsoft.ca/en-ca/
Tony Dong commented
Waiting for update information now, hopes end of this year, we can have it in Canada.
Chris Pat Sam commented
Microsoft -- How about an update as to when the Canadian data center (Toronto and/or Quebec City) will open? We too are holding off decisions based on availability in Canada. Monthly updates would be a good thing !
Would it be possible to get a timeline for the rollout to Canada? We're making a decision on hosting for a system that must be PIPEDA and PIPPA compliant very soon.
With the lowering of the Canadian Dollar - purchasing Azure servers in US dollars has almost doubled in the last year. When is this being hosted in Canada?
Gonzalo Parra commented
Any update on this? Microsoft has not even touched the subject since that press release back in June... would be nice to have a little more info about when is this coming...
Any update on this?
Ed Gillett commented
Any update on timeframes? And early access :)
Bill Pecor commented
Any more clear dates time lines will there be a beta testing group?
Tara Zieminek commented
It's really tough to sell SaaS to a large Canadian client (government, oil, etc.) if you tell them that their data will reside outside the country. Canadian hosting is critically important if Microsoft wants Canadian developers to use Azure.
Should the status for this be changed to Started from Under Review?
Check THIS out!! http://reimagine.microsoft.ca/en-ca/ (re: Azure coming to Toronto)
"MICROSOFT CLOUD TO TOUCH DOWN IN CANADA
Locally deployed Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online will help power Canadian business
Toronto, June 2, 2015 – Microsoft today announced plans to deliver commercial cloud services from Canada. Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online will be delivered from Toronto and Quebec City in 2016, further strengthening Microsoft’s footprint in Canada’s competitive cloud landscape."
...Timing is "early 2016"
Robin - we would be happy to help you as we are an Office365 reseller with Azure in our own data centre located in Canada. We pride ourselves in data sovereignty and have been providing Microsoft hosting solutions for 10 years. Feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Robin Persaud commented
I am testing Office 365 for a customer and am sad to see that there are no Canadian data centers.
This is a deal-breaker for the client, as accounting and legal policies affecting the client preclude storing company data outside Canada. As a result, my client has shot down Office 365.
You have, again, left money on the table.
Alan M commented
Hosting is needed in Canada, regardless of the patriot act. Central, West, and East locations would be fantastic.
Roger McNulty commented
Provide hosting in Canada for Canadians to avoid the US Patriot Act. Please and thank you.
We need Canadian hosting now already. I can't get the business on board as long as the Patriot act is an issue.
Provide hosting in Canada for Canadians to avoid the US Patriot Act, I could not have said it better than this.
Ian Johnston commented
Hey, Anonymous, when you say "chances are..." , I suspect you have not read the trans-border data flow restrictions placed on certain governing bodies put into Canadian law through the The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
Where you ARE correct is that there's a lot of FUD about Patriot Act (which is why this request has to do with following Canadian Law and NOT not shouting that 'the sky is falling' due to the Patriot Act)
There's a tonne of FUD going around about data residency requirements in Canada... Chances are you don't actually need the days to physically reside in Canada.
There's even more FUD about the PATRIOT act: geographic location of data won't protect you from it. Also, the number of Canadian organisations that were subject to PATRIOT requests since the act came into being has been... Zero?
Lyle Viereck commented
We're not deeply concerned about the Partiot Act, we're just trying to work within Canadian Laws that state that the database must reside on Canadian soil. Simple as that. A datacenter here would open up a lot of options for us.