Megaport Enables Direct Connectivity to AWS Canada (Central)

Megaport enables direct connectivity to the AWS Canada (Central) Region so enterprises can natively store, manage, and secure data.

The term ‘data sovereignty’ has become prevalent amongst Canada’s enterprise market, describing the concept that data is subject to the laws and regulations of the country in which it’s stored. Compliance with data access and privacy remains an extremely important consideration in Canada as the country has, arguably, the strongest privacy policy in the world. Keeping data on national soil is key to avoiding access and privacy issues. However, for enterprises using a third-party provider such as a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) for data storage, it can be difficult to ensure information adheres to Canada’s strict regulations.

Locally-hosted cloud servers are in high demand as businesses adapt their cloud strategy to take these regulations into account. Some are more affected than others; enterprises that work with sensitive information, in industries like finance and healthcare, are required to keep their data sovereign. Therefore, it’s crucial that they store data within Canada. On the other hand, for those enterprises wanting to explore modern applications like machine learning, closer proximity to infrastructure improves latency and ensures greater security. Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched its Canada (Central) region to keep up with this demand.

We recently enabled connectivity to AWS Canada (Central) which makes it easier than ever to ensure a direct and private route to AWS’s world-leading cloud services within the region. Enterprises can now connect to AWS Cloud from within Canada when previously, the closest interconnect point was New York, USA. This enablement allows businesses to natively store, manage, and secure data that adheres to data sovereignty, as well as run mission-critical applications with the lowest possible latency.

AWS Canada (Central) connections are available from six locations across Montreal, Toronto, and Quebec. Those that reside outside of Canada can also connect to this region from 190+ locations globally. Enabling optimised connectivity to AWS Cloud addresses the requirements of data sovereignty legislation in Canada while encouraging growth and innovation in the market.

For more information, please complete the form below. Check out our blog post on our recent AWS enablement in Denver, Colorado here.

Matt Simpson

Author: Matt Simpson

Head of Global Cloud Strategy

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