New Microsoft Canadian Datacentres Expand Edsby Footprint
– Edsby to soon be available on Microsoft Azure in Canada with data resident in Canada –
ONTARIO, Canada (May 10, 2016) – Microsoft Canada announced today that the Microsoft Cloud is now officially open to power even more Canadian organizations. With this announcement, Microsoft Azure is generally available from local datacentre regions located in Toronto and Quebec City, and Office 365 is now offering data residency for Canadian organizations.
This announcement marks a significant expansion of Microsoft’s trusted cloud services into Canada. Azure and Office 365 customers gain the benefits of Microsoft’s cloud services combined with data residency in Canada. This includes data redundancy in multiple locations within Canada for business continuity and the option of a fast and private connection to the cloud with Azure ExpressRoute.
Edsby is making its popular social learning system for K-12 school districts available in Microsoft’s Canadian Azure facilities in time for the 2016-2017 school year. Edsby will also be available on Azure in the U.S. for American customers. It is also being made available in Azure data centres in Australia, Europe and elsewhere as part of a global relationship with Microsoft.
“From today on, our goal is to create Canada’s best and most complete cloud, enabled by world class technology and world class cloud ecosystem,” said Janet Kennedy, president of Microsoft Canada. “We’re privileged to work with our team of Canadian partners who are perfectly positioned to help our Canadian customers innovate, grow and transform their businesses.”
“By utilizing Microsoft’s global network of Azure data centres, we can streamline how we provide Edsby in multiple regions around the world. This also enables us to meet customers’ regional or national data sovereignty requirements,” said John Myers, Edsby President. “In addition, the dynamic scalability and high availability of Azure will enable Edsby to scale to handle the millions of new users required by provincial, state and national level deployments.”
Edsby is a modern, purpose-built learning management system (LMS) for K-12 that enables school districts and private schools to connect their teachers, students and parents using the technologies that have become pervasive in people’s lives. Edsby is developed by CoreFour, a team that has been building scalable, reliable software systems for education organizations around the world for almost 30 years using latest technology and standards. Edsby is a registered trademark of CoreFour Inc.