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OVHcloud joins cloud service providers qualified by the Quebec government

Sunset over Quebec City , Quebec , Canada
Quebec ’ s public organizations can now benefit from all of OVHcloud ’ s products and services , available locally in the group ’ s Canadian data centers . This includes local dedicated infrastructure and software solutions managed by VMware or Nutanix .
This expanded portfolio meets the best industry standards in terms of performance and security : OVHcloud guarantees full transparency on data location , operating in total compliance with the most demanding regulatory frameworks in terms of personal data protection ( European GDPR , Law 25 in Quebec ).
Multi-cloud and digital sovereignty

In order to facilitate the digital transition of Quebec ’ s public organizations , OVHcloud has joined the catalog of cloud providers authorized to implement Infrastructure-as-a-Service , Platform-as-a- Service and related Software-as-a-Service solutions . Issued by the Ministry of Cybersecurity and Digital Technology , the qualification is based on IT security and compliance with the government ’ s legal framework . It marks an important step in the Digital Transformation of Quebec in a trusted ecosystem .

Cloud computing has propelled Quebec ’ s Digital Transformation , which gained fresh momentum following the 2019 announcement that it would entrust the hosting of more than half of public data to the cloud sector .
Quebec ’ s stated objective was to modernize and secure digital infrastructures by entrusting it to a sector of expertise , recognized in Quebec as one of the most dynamic in the world . OVHcloud joining the catalog of cloud providers sends a strong signal to public organizations that wish to diversify their digital strategy , secure their data from end-to-end and control the use made of it , free from any extraterritorial interference .

Twilio makes its debut in Canada ’ s booming tech scene

Twilio , a customer engagement platform , has announced its entry into the Canadian market .

Entering the Canadian market is the latest milestone in Twilio ’ s rapid business growth and widespread global expansion .
Expansion efforts in the region will be led by Dino Marasco , the new Vice President and General Manager of Twilio Canada . massive opportunity to support Canadian businesses in building direct , long-term relationships with their customers .”
Garth Lund , Chief Commercial Officer at Flair Airlines , said : “ A direct line of communication with customers is missioncritical in the travel industry , where things can change in an instant . Twilio enables us to maintain that close connection with our passengers , ultimately improving the customer experience .
“ We ’ re excited about the potential to deepen our work with Twilio as they grow their presence in Canada .”
Some of Twilio ’ s earliest customers hail from Canada , including Shopify and Flair Airlines . Now the company is doubling down on the market with an emphasis on the public sector , healthcare and life sciences , retail and financial services industries .
“ The market opportunity in Canada is tremendous . Every major city in this country is brimming with entrepreneurship , innovation and engineering talent ,” said Marasco . “ We ’ re incredibly eager to take advantage of the
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