Continent 8: Toronto launch forms part of wider North American plans

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Continent 8 Technologies has debuted its public cloud solution in Toronto in response to what it calls a “response to customer demand for cutting-edge cloud solutions” across Ontario.

The platform offers customers a multi-tenanted, scalable and resilient IaaS platform that allows them to host infrastructure such as virtual machines.

Key features of the platform, says Continent 8, include a self-service portal with template-based provisioning, feature-rich devices, the ability to integrate with co-location, MPLS network and cloud connect services, as well as DDoS protection and additional cybersecurity services.

A significant benefit for customers utilising the cloud is that it eliminates the need for ongoing hardware investment, which in turn provides the flexibility to pay for resources as required. 

In addition, the group fully manages the cloud environment, removing the need for customers to maintain and support infrastructure and instead focus on their business.

Michael Tobin, CEO and Founder of Continent 8 Technologies, said: “Launching our solution in Toronto forms part of our wider expansion plans for North America where we are growing rapidly to meet the demand for this vertical and other rewarding markets. 

“Our customers can be assured that in Continent 8 they have an infrastructure partner that can support them in any location they need.” 

The digital infrastructure provider, which asserts that move comes as a response to customer demand following the province’s regulation of online gambling, is already live and licensed in several North American markets, including New Jersey’s Atlantic City since 2015.

“We have seen a surge in demand for our public cloud solution in Ontario since the province confirmed that it would be opening its doors to legal online gambling for the first time this month,” stated Justin Cosnett, Chief Product Officer at Continent 8 Technologies.

“Continent 8 is no stranger to providing its services in new markets globally. Our presence in Toronto forms part of our unrivalled connected network that spans four continents.”