Launching the service in Montreal was strategic decision based on demand and customer requests, and allows Webair to leverage Cologix’ strong uptime performance, responsive “Remote Hands” service, robust connectivity, and dynamic ecosystem, Webair said in a statement.
Cologix Canada GM Scott Adams noted that Montreal is “an emerging hub for cloud service providers, based on its position as a gateway market to Europe and its attractive power rates.”
The companies say Cologix’ MTL2 facility is the most connected in Montreal, providing choice and low switching costs, which allow Webair to optimize its network agility and provide higher performance and lower costs to its customers.
“We like two elements of what Cologix is doing: 1) focusing on ecosystems in ‘Edge markets’ and 2) avoiding channel conflict by leaving the cloud and managed services space to best-in-breed competition,” noted Webair Chief Technology Officer Sagi Brody. “By deploying our enterprise-grade Private Cloud in the MTL2 facility, we provide customers colocated in the data centre with access to a fully managed and custom-built cloud platform that addresses their business-specific IT security, scalability and performance needs.”
Montreal-based Ormuco launched a hybrid cloud offering in June, shifting away from its traditional core business to meet growing local cloud demand.