Venture Computers Comments On Significance Of Opening Of Softlayer Data Centre In Toronto

Toronto, Canada, September 16, 2014 – Venture Computers of Canada (, Toronto’s leading provider of IT support, hardware, consulting, and software sales and services, is weighing in on the importance of IBM launching its initial SoftLayer data centre in Toronto, which is designed to address the issue of data residency.

IBM’s Toronto-based SoftLayer data centre will offer Canadian enterprises the option of having their information stored in the cloud, with the guarantee it will not leave Canadian borders or whichever other global border they choose. The data centre is a $1.2-billion investment that IBM hopes will expand its cloud capabilities for Canada and throughout the world. (Source: A new local SoftLayer data centre solves data residency issues and drives business performance,” IT World Canada web site, September 9, 2014)

“Cloud hosting has no doubt made its mark on software with cloud hosting providers in Canada, being widely accepted by individuals and businesses, in particular small- and medium-sized businesses [SMBs] that benefit from cost savings and more optimized IT performance,” says Harris Tan, owner of Venture Computers of Canada “While cloud hosting in Canada is being celebrated by most, the issue of data residency has come to the forefront and not everyone is prepared to have valuable personal and sensitive information stored outside of their home country.”

Tan explains that government agencies and financial institutions in particular are not completely compliant with cloud storage. In addition, Canada’s federal government refuses to allow any cloud storage of personal information outside of the country; there are security concerns that they need to have clarified before they are comfortable with allowing the personal and sensitive information of its residents to leave Canada. However, IBM has hopefully found a solution with its SoftLayer data centre.

“The financial and conceptual investment IBM is putting into their SoftLayer should be a great resource for all Canadian and global companies looking to use cloud software,” Tan concludes. “Cloud hosting providers in Canada recognize that sensitive information needs to be protected in a way that satisfies all governing bodies, from the individual to the company to, of course, the top levels of government.”

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