iland, a provider of application and data protection cloud hosting services built on VMware technology, has added a new cloud region in Canada with the opening of its new data center facility in Toronto, Ontario. The new data center location joins nine other iland cloud regions – in Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington, D.C., London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney respectively.
Expansion into Canada allows iland to meet the stringent demands of Canadian data security and privacy regulations for its North American customers. The new 242,000 square-foot data center includes 24/7 security officers onsite, while providing numerous physical security measures. The facility also meets the certification requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 27001, CSA STAR and BS 10012.
The new iland cloud region provides access to the company’s full suite of secured cloud services built on iland’s ‘Secure Cloud Platform’, including Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS), and backup services for Office 365, in addition to Cloud Object Storage available from iland later this year.
The Toronto facility is iland’s first cloud region in Canada with plans for launching an additional Canadian location later in 2020.
VMware, Veeam, Channel PartnersWith this new cloud region, iland is offering additional opportunities to its existing North American channel partners and is actively engaging new partners in the region, especially those with customers using VMware and Veeam solutions.
“By extending iland services into Canada, we can better serve new customers and partners who seek the benefits of cloud computing, but must also meet Canada’s data sovereignty requirements,” said Brian Ussher, President and Co-founder of iland.
“Many of our North American customers and partners have operations that span across the United States and Canada border. Meeting the security and environmental standards of both sides will give them the peace of mind that their data and workloads are both proximal and secure.”
Data Center, Designed Green
iland’s new cloud region is designed green to meet environmental demands of Canadian consumers and regulations, earning it a Gold level for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The building includes granular-temperature and optimized-lighting controls, a rainwater capture irrigation system, cold aisle containment and high-efficiency-Turbocor chillers.
The opening of iland’s 10th cloud region is the company’s first major announcement of this year, coming off “a quite successful 2019”, which included the following accomplishments:
- Achieving VMware Cloud Verified status
- Being named for the third time as Zerto’s Cloud Service Partner of the Year
- Receiving a 5-star rating in CRN’s 2019 Partner Program Guide
- Being named Cloud & Service Provider Partner of the Year by Veeam