TCBC releases Cloud Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Best Practices document  

New report provides guidance from a cross-section of Canadian experts on governance, risk and compliance (GRC) in the cloud. The Toronto Cloud Business Coalition – a group of more than 60 Canadian experts drawn from the IT management, cloud services provider, channel, academic, VC/corporate finance and consulting communities – has published a new document examining best practices in […]


Aamir Hussain, EVP and CTO, CenturyLink

CenturyLink deploys SDN and NFV to reach ‘simple’

When combined, two ends of the network virtualization spectrum can enable the powerful automation needed to support cloud networks – this at least is CenturyLink’s expectation as it rolls out next generation SDN and NFV technologies across its extensive data centre footprint. For CenturyLink, these virtualization plans represent further advance on a strategy to link […]

ATN: Project Natick plumbs new data centre depths  

InsightaaS: The IT trade press is abuzz today with reports on Project Natick*, an experimental Azure pod deployed 30 meters below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. Microsoft project manager Ben Cutler says, “Project Natick is a radical approach to how we deploy data centres. Basically what we’re doing is, we’re taking green data centres […]



ATN: Interesting post on Windows licensing changes impacting Azure/hybrid  

InsightaaS: The initial intent of Across the Net (ATN) was to expose InsightaaS readers to posts on other sites that we thing raise interesting questions or provide interesting analysis of issues impacting “the”why’ in enterprise technology.” Today’s featured post does both. ” Windows Server 2016 licensing tweak could cause big headaches,” from the TechTarget portal […]

ThinkOn: bringing IaaS to the mid-sized enterprise  

ThinkOn was founded in 2013 as Canada’s only wholesaler provider of virtual data centre, storage, compute and networking (infrastructure-as-a-service) services. Its focus is on helping mid-sized enterprises protect and leverage their data assets and optimize their application infrastructure costs. Key end user markets for ThinkOn include the financial, manufacturing and the public sector. The company […]

Craig McLellan, founder and CEO, ThinkOn