Rogers has today announced the launch of Rogers Public Cloud, a new sovereign cloud infrastructure “as-a-service” (IaaS) solution targeting Canadian businesses. The service allows businesses to securely manage critical data, applications, servers, systems software, and network resources over the Internet.
To achieve its goal, Rogers has partnered with OVH, which operates a data-centre facility in Canada, thus keeping customer data in the country. The final product (service), Rogers Public Cloud, provides Canadian businesses access to computing and storage space in a shared cloud environment with access to 24/7 support.
“As Canadian businesses produce and consume more data than ever before, many are looking to reduce pressure on IT teams and resources by moving to a cloud environment, however most solutions offered today are complex and cannot scale quickly enough to meet their needs,” said Nitin Kawale, President, Enterprise Business Unit, Rogers Communications. “Unlike other cloud computing options in the market, Rogers Public Cloud offers customers a simple, data sovereign and cost effective way to manage their IT. This will ultimately free up time and resources so they can focus on their business.”
The newly launched Rogers product provides the following services and benefits, as listed by the carrier:
– Data is stored in Canada.
– Storage and compute options are customizable.
– Data is cyber-secured, and businesses have the aforementioned 24/7 support.
Since the latest trend is green energy, Rogers was also keen to highlight that the OVH data centre uses 30% outside air cooling and 70% liquid cooling. Hence, it reduces electricity required to power the facilities.
Rogers Public Cloud was built on the carrier’s cloud computing infrastructure, which includes 17 data centres spread across Canada.