SOURCE: MediaValet, Inc.


May 10, 2016 14:23 ET

Microsoft Canadian Datacentres Officially Open for Business

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) - Microsoft Canada announced today that the Microsoft Cloud is now officially open to power even more Canadian businesses. 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 business customers. In addition, Dynamics CRM Online is scheduled to go live by September 2016 to bring the most complete cloud, with leadership across IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and hybrid scenarios, to enable people and organizations to achieve more.

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 trusted 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.

MediaValet Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MVP), a leading provider of cloud-based digital asset management software (DAMS) built exclusively on Microsoft's Azure platform is pleased to announce that Canadian businesses, no matter their security or compliance needs, can now confidently manage their digital solely from within Canada's borders. Education, healthcare and government organizations across the country can now join other Canadian businesses, such as Canadian Blood Services and the National Ballet of Canada, who have chosen MediaValet to protect and manage their brand assets, marketing material and archived content. With this announcement, MediaValet can officially provide a digital asset management solution to Canadian businesses that must operate solely within national boundaries.

The cloud offers solutions, cost savings, efficiency, productivity and reliability. It enables organizations -- of any size, and in any sector -- to collaborate, compete and excel in an increasingly mobile world.

"The opening of Microsoft's Canadian datacentres provides a unique opportunity for our technology partners to innovate and differentiate their solutions, powered by Microsoft Cloud services," said Jason Brommet, Director of Partner Strategy, Microsoft Canada. "The opportunity this creates for them, and for their customers, regardless of size or industry, is unmatched -- we're thrilled Microsoft continues to offer a platform for growth and profitability."

"This is a major step for data residency issues in Canada," commented David MacLaren, founder and CEO of MediaValet. "We're honored to be one of Microsoft's top cloud partners in Canada and we look forward to working with Canadian companies, coast to coast, to help them protect and manage their digital assets within Canada."

About MediaValet Inc.
MediaValet stands at the forefront of the cloud-based digital asset management industry. Built exclusively on Microsoft Azure and available on 26 highly secure and hyper scalable data centers around the world, MediaValet is uniquely equipped to meet the digital asset management needs of any organization, no matter its size, its industry or its location. Cutting-edge technology, exceptional product design, and unlimited friendly customer service are at the core of MediaValet's DNA -- ensuring exceptional customer and user experiences are delivered at all times.

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