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Cogeco Peer 1 announces availability of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute™, enabling compliant, secure, and high performance access to Microsoft’s Cloud for Canadian business

Cogeco Peer 1

October 13, 2016


Toronto, Ontario-  October 13, 2016 – Cogeco Peer 1, a global provider of secure cloud, network, data centre and managed IT services, announced today the availability of cloud connect for ExpressRoute™, a secure and high performance connectivity solution for Canadian Microsoft Cloud customers. As an Azure ExpressRoute™ partner, Cogeco Peer 1 is now able to deliver a dedicated, secure, high performance connection to Azure, Office 365, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

“As more and more organizations look to adopt the cloud in support of their mission-critical business applications, the need for reliable, predictable, secure, and scalable access to cloud applications is critical,” said Bertrand Labelle, Vice President Marketing, Cogeco Peer 1. “Cogeco Peer 1 cloud connect for ExpressRoute™ enables organizations to bypass the intrinsic security, reliability, and performance risks associated with the internet via secure, dedicated, low latency connectivity to the Microsoft Cloud. With a sizeable network reaching over 1,800 on-net buildings across Ontario and Quebec, a fleet of regional data centres, and multiple points of presence, our service level backed solution enables businesses to leverage Microsoft Azure to deliver some of the most demanding enterprise applications including offsite data backup and disaster recovery.”

“We are excited to welcome Cogeco Peer 1 as part of our Azure ExpressRoute™ ecosystem,” said Janet Kennedy, President of Microsoft Canada. “It is great to see companies like Cogeco Peer 1 use their national and global capabilities to help customers experience better business success through the adoption of the Microsoft Cloud in Canada.”

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