Canadian Web Hosting has announced the release of OpenStack Ocata. Canadian Web Hosting, which has headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, provides “on-demand hosting solutions” including shared cloud and dedicated server hosting. The company also offers Virtual Private Servers (VPS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) options. SSAE 16 Type II SOC 1-certified, the company’s servers are in Canada and help businesses adhere to the country’s rigorous data sovereignty laws. It has upgraded to OpenStack Ocata because it provides a number of benefits on previous versions of OpenStack.
OpenStack provides software tools that enable users to build and manage public and private clouds. It is particularly beneficial for companies looking to adopt a hybrid cloud solution. It has been “widely adopted across the IT community” and the Openstack global community includes 11,000 individuals and 250 supporting organizations in around 130 countries. OpenStack Ocata is the latest iteration of the solution. Released in February this year, OpenStack Ocata offers a range of improvements, in particular in helps combat OpenStack’s scalability issues. It is scheduled for public release in September 2017. The deployment of Ocata will offer Canadian Web Hosting’s customers “higher uptimes, live migrations of Virtual Machines, and a variety of new services like VPN, DNSaaS”.
"This latest version of Openstack focuses on stability and security, which is what we at Canadian Web Hosting strive to provide for all of our clients," explained Matt McKinney, Canadian Web Hosting's spokesperson. "Our new Openstack deployment with Ocata should bring greater peace of mind for anybody looking to host services on a public cloud, thanks to the cutting edge of Openstack technology, backed with Canadian Web Hosting's guarantee."