Article courtesy of TheWHIR
Canadian Web Hosting announced on Monday it has acquired Canadian data center and hosting provider eSecureData. Financial terms were not disclosed.
eSecureData has provided managed hosting, dedicated Canadian servers, colocation and domains to Canadian businesses and IT professionals since 2007. The company, based in Coquitlam, B.C. will be merged with Canadian Web Hosting’s staff and expand its data center operations.
An eSecureData site in development in Toronto will be added to the business in the next quarter, and bring Canadian Web Hosting to five data center points-of-presence in Canada. Canadian Web Hosting says the move will improve the latency and capacity of its cloud as it brings more services demanding high performance online. Those services include its OpenStack-based enterprise public cloud offering “AURO,” as well as future releases including IoT services requiring faster and more software friendly infrastructure.
In addition to infrastructure benefit, the acquisition expands Canadian Web Hosting’s portfolio of services for business requiring enterprise-grade infrastructure,SSAE 16 compliance, and managed support expertise.
“This is a huge opportunity to develop and grow our business and work with a world-class team. Canada is starving for leadership in the datacenter and cloud space and with services like AURO and Canadian Cloud Hosting, and their understanding of what comes next in cloud, Canadian Web Hosting is definitely that company,” said CEO of eSecureData, Kevin Liang.
“We are excited to be part of the team and to be backed by one of the leading Canadian infrastructure providers delivering managed hosting, colocation and cloud hosting. Canadian Web Hosting is a company that brings regulatory and financial strength that comes with their 17 years of leadership.”
Canadian Web Hosting also recently completed its “CloudStream Backbone Network” to support its cloud and hosting offerings with a highly redundant Canadian infrastructure. The company also partnered with BitNinja in May to upgrade its server security.