Canadian Web Hosting Releases Enterprise Public Cloud Built on OpenStack Software

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Canadian Web Hosting releases their OpenStack Public Cloud and prepares launch of Enterprise Public Cloud that incorporates the latest version of OpenStack.

Canada finally has a public cloud that delivers elastic cloud compute and 100% Canadian storage. AURO is a game changer for Canada

Canadian Web Hosting, Canada’s leading web hosting and cloud services provider, has announced the pre-production release of their new Canada-based Enterprise Public Cloud, AURO, with a general release in September of their enhanced production grade environment that runs on the latest version of OpenStack’s cloud operating system Icehouse. AURO is the first Canadian Public Cloud that is compatible with AWS and GCE, offers full API controls, and is SSAE 16 compliant with an infrastructure that is 100% Canadian. In addition, AURO's public cloud pricing delivers the best rates available even compared to other large public cloud computing providers.

Canadian Web Hosting has spent the last year and a half working with leading industry vendors including Cloudscaling, Juniper, Nimble Storage, and several others to design Canada’s first truly enterprise public cloud offering. It offers true high availability, infrastructure redundancy, massively scalable Compute, Networking and Storage services, and comprehensive compliance services including SSAE 16 Type II SOC 2 certification. Canadian Web Hosting has also begun adding several new availability zones in Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto to give their customers local access to their users and allow them to meet strict privacy requirements.

With the release of AURO, companies and their development teams looking to benefit from OpenStack’s high-performance cloud environment without the typical vendor lock now have an elastic, on-demand Canadian cloud that gives them immediate access to a system that delivers repeatability, usability, and massive scalability to its users. In addition, with the upgrade to Icehouse, Canadian Web Hosting will also provide Tiered Cloud Storage solutions to allow customers to meet a broader range of use cases for public storage. More importantly, by removing the typical lock-in, customers can move and share their workloads seamlessly across public and private clouds and federating their work loads.

“AURO is a game changer. We now have a public cloud in Canada that delivers the same enterprise infrastructure as other large public cloud providers, but adds the ability to completely control where and how their customer data is stored, said Canadian Web Hosting's Matt McKinney. "We’ve created an open platform that gives every customer the ability to spin up resources in real-time, and do so with the knowledge that their data is protected in a cloud that is the most secure in Canada and compliant with all Canadian privacy regulations.”

For customers interested in AURO, or building OpenStack cloud, you can get more information on the website or by emailing sales(at)canadianwebhosting(dot)com.

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Since 1998, Canadian Web Hosting has been providing on-demand hosting solutions that include AURO Enterprise Public Cloud, Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Servers, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for Canadian companies of all sizes. Canadian Web Hosting is SSAE 16 Type II SOC 1 certified ensuring that their processes and business practices are thoroughly audited against industry standards. Canadian Web Hosting guarantees a 100% network uptime, and 100% compliance with Canadian privacy and data standards. Customers can get help by calling 1-888-821-7888 to get 24/7 support. For more information, visit them at, or get the latest news by following them on Twitter at @cawebhosting.

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