Microsoft to bring locally deployed Dynamics CRM, Azure and Office 365 to Canada

Canada Flag, Credit: Spatial Mongrel, Creative CommonsMicrosoft announced plans to deliver commercial cloud services from Canada. Dynamics CRM Online, Azure, and Office 365 and will be delivered from new data centers in Toronto and Quebec City in 2016, further strengthening Microsoft’s footprint in Canada’s competitive cloud landscape.

These new locally deployed services will address data residency considerations for Microsoft customers and partners of all shapes and sizes who are embracing cloud computing to transform their businesses, better manage variable workloads and deliver new digital services and experiences to customers and employees.

Soon, the Microsoft Cloud will be truly Canadian

General availability of Azure is anticipated in early 2016, followed by Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online later in 2016.

Microsoft already offers 17 Azure datacenter regions worldwide, including regions in Europe, East and Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia and Brazil.