360 Visibility, a Toronto-based company specializing in Microsoft business solutions with its products including Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Office 365 and Azure, has announced its release of 360 Cloud – a dedicated cloud hosting service using Microsoft Azure.
360 Visibility’s Microsoft Azure cloud hosting service will focus on hosting Microsoft Dynamics and Office in the cloud. With it, professional organizations would be able to reduce their IT and infrastructure costs – and by way of access to a priority help desk staffed with Azure experts – increase their peace of mind with the knowledge that every bit of their infrastructure is being monitored and managed around the clock.
Key features of 360 Cloud include:
- The means for users to address data residency considerations in Canada.
- A “robust, flexible” platform that would allow users to quickly build, deploy and manage their Microsoft Dynamics software (such as GP, NAV and CRM).
- The “cost-effectiveness” that would come with a scalable cloud data center in which users only pay for the services they need and use.
- The ability to react quickly and appropriately to changing infrastructure conditions.
- The ability to work productively from anywhere in the world.
“Built on Microsoft Azure, this cloud hosting platform is a genuinely cost-effective and extremely efficient solution for organizations’ hosting and infrastructure needs,” said Nicole Herskowitz, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure.
This release comes on the heels of Microsoft’s decision to invest in locally delivered cloud hosting services across two new Azure regions in Ontario and Quebec. New facilities in Quebec City and Toronto would deliver commercial cloud services starting in early 2016, ushering in the age of general availability of Azure, Microsoft’s hyperscale, enterprise-grade and hybrid public cloud offering. Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online would be unveiled later that year.