Bell expands partnership with Microsoft to offer more Azure services on its broadband network for business

Bell has the largest data centre capacity in Canada with 28 highly secure, high capacity centres across the country. They also offer unique hybrid cloud solutions that allow organizations to optimize workloads and host their data on either public or private cloud by leveraging co-location and virtualized services. Last year, Microsoft and Bell partnered to bring Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute through Bell Cloud Connect, a dedicated broadband solution for business customers in Canada. Today, they announced the expansion of their partnership. Bell will be offering several other Azure cloud services, including Compute, and Backup and Disaster Recovery, on their broadband network for business.

“We are seeing more businesses migrate to the cloud and are thrilled to expand our partnership with Bell to provide business customers access to more Microsoft Azure cloud services,” said Janet Kennedy, President of Microsoft Canada. “Bell’s reach, coverage and experience working with enterprise scale customers, together with Microsoft’s leading cloud solutions, will further Canadian business innovation and competitiveness.”

“Bell customers can directly access Microsoft’s growing portfolio of Azure cloud services over Bell’s unparalleled private broadband network, enabling them to migrate workloads to the cloud securely and cost-effectively,” said Tom Little, President of Bell Business Markets. “Bell Cloud Connect and Microsoft Azure enable Canadian businesses to move confidently to the cloud.”

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