iland Launches New Data Center in Toronto

iland has announced it has launched its 10th global cloud region in Canada, with the opening of a new data center in Toronto, Ontario. The company will be launching another data center in Canada later this year.

All of the company’s cloud services are available in the new cloud region, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and Backup as a Service (BaaS), and Office 365 backup services. iland will be adding Cloud Object Storage later in 2020.

The addition of the new cloud region allows iland to provide hosting services to customers and partners that are looking to achieve the benefits of cloud computing but need to comply with Canada’s data sovereignty requirements.

The new cloud region meets Canada’s strict data privacy and security standards and as well as certification requirements for ISO 9001, ISO 27001, CSA STAR and BS 10012. The 242,000 square-foot facility is protected by numerous physical security measures, wand has security officers guarding the facility 24/7/365. The facility has also earned the Gold Level for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

“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,” said iland president and co-founder, Brian Ussher.

The new Canadian cloud region joins its existing locations in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Washington, D.C., in the United States, London, Manchester, and Amsterdam in Europe, Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, and Singapore.

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.