AURO Launches OpenStack-powered Windows and SQL Server on Its Canadian Cloud Platform

AURO, a Canadian provider of enterprise services that include IT Infrastructure and cloud hosting, has announced the general availability of its Windows Server images for their Canadian Cloud Computing platform. The new images bring Windows Servers and Microsoft SQL Servers to AURO’s cloud built on OpenStack.

The update includes testing and developing applications and production-grade software as a service (SaaS) applications, with support for businesses and customers who are deploying Windows-based servers, including ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight and Internet Information Server (IIS). 

openstack-cloudCustomers are able to manage their resources using open APIs, or utilize the cloud dashboard to configure, launch, or shut down Windows instances almost instantaneously. The initial set of Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server images are focused on supporting customers who are running web applications and get instant access to a Windows environment for application hosting, data processing, distributed testing and any other application that requires Windows software on an hourly basis.

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“We’re constantly looking for ways to increase the flexibility and choices customers can find with our Canadian Cloud Computing platform,” said Matt McKinney, Chief Strategy Officer at AURO. “By adding Microsoft’s Server products, we are opening up the Canadian Cloud to businesses and enterprises who are ready to make the move into the cloud, but have been unable to, due to cloud limitations. Whether it is cloud onboarding, Windows Server support, or highly reliable cloud infrastructure, AURO focuses on making Canadian Cloud Computing available to everyone.”

AURO’s cloud environment is hosted in their three certified datacenters, of which two are located in Vancouver, BC and one in Toronto, ON with built in redundancies that would ensure 100% availability. All of their facilities are SSAE 16 Type II SOC 2 certified including N+1 redundant power, UPS generators, enhanced security, on site security and controlled access.