Overview of cloud hosting companies offering data storage hosted entirely in Canada

Following is the list of 3 of the largest players in Canadian dedicated hosting, who currently offer managed and un-managed cloud hosting and guarantee a secure cloud data storage hosted entirely on Canadian soil. 

 

SoftLayer – http://softlayer.com

 

Data Center Location
Toronto – brand new datacenter

  • 371 Gough Rd, Markham, Ontario L3R 4B6

Montreal – Montreal DC is currently being built (information as of: Sept 2014)

 

 

Features
  • Acquired by IBM in 2013 (IBM paid $2 billion to buy SoftLayer)
  • Now part of: IBM Cloud Services Division
  • Well known company, one of the most popular hosts on the internet.
  • Approx. 5000 employees, and over 100,000 servers used in production environments
  • Offering secure cloud data storage entirely hosted in Canada.
  • Geographical Diversity – 15 DCs in US, ASIA & Europe (+ Australia)
  • Can deploy physical (bare metal) dedicated servers as well as virtual Linux and Windows servers
  • 24/7 live support
  • Guarantee 100% network uptime and server performance.

 

 

Pricing
  • Server configuration:
    • CPU: 4
    • RAM: 4 gb of RAM
    • HDD: 150GB HDD
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Hourly cost for above configuration: $0.185 CAD / hour
  • Inbound/Outbound traffic is free up to 5tb/month per server.

 

Estimated yearly cost:  $1,651.68 CAD

 

 

 

Peer1.ca  http://peer1.ca

– offering services through ServerBeach.com and Zunicore.com

 

Data Center Location
Toronto – 3 datacenters

  • 151 Front Street (This DC is also home to the Toronto Internet Exchange – TORIX)
  • 1 Yonge Street
  • 20 Pullman Court

 

Montreal – 1 datacenter

  • 1080 Beaver Hall

 

Vancouver – 1 datacenter

  • 555 West Hastings Street

 

Features
  • Offering secure cloud data storage entirely hosted in Canada.
  • Can deploy physical (bare metal) dedicated servers as well as virtual Linux, FreeBSD and Windows servers
  • 24/7 live support
  • Hands free auto-scalling
  • FastFiber Network – 100% network uptime SLA
  • Persistent SAN storage
  • Geographical Diversity (Canada, UK, USA)

 

Pricing
  • Server configuration:
    • CPU: 4
    • RAM: 4 gb of RAM
    • HDD: 150GB HDD
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Hourly cost for above configuration: $0.23 CAD / hour 
  • Inbound and outbound traffic in price.

 

Estimated yearly cost:  $2,053.44 CAD

 

 

iWeb – http://iweb.com

 

Data Center Location
  • Montreal (capacity for 33,000 servers). It’s a large facility (28,000 sq ft) with approx. 220+ specialist on site. This data center is located approximately 100 km from the USA border, on the best network routes in North America, with low latency connections to global fiber optic networks in New York and lightening fast speeds all over the world.

 

 

Features
  • Offering secure cloud data storage entirely hosted in Canada.
  • Can deploy physical dedicated servers as well as virtual Linux and Windows servers
  • Storage hosted on fast SolidFire SSD drives.
  • They guarantee 100% network uptime and server performance.

 

 

Pricing
  • Server configuration:
    • CPU: 4
    • RAM: 4 gb of RAM
    • HDD: 150GB HDD
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Hourly cost for above configuration: $0.28 CAD / hour 
  • Inbound traffic is free. Outbound traffic cost: ($0.10/GB)

 

Estimated yearly cost:  $2,499.84 CAD

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