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CentriLogic Launches First Canadian-Based Distributed Cloud Computing Service

CentriLogic & Enomaly Launch First Canadian-Based Distributed Cloud Computing Service

CentriLogic, a leading provider of hosting and managed services, today announced that it has launched the first international, multi-infrastructure cloud computing service based in Canada. The new enterprise-class cloud provides a secure and scalable on-demand computing infrastructure enabling organizations to efficiently deliver content and information services over the Web. The new cloud service enhances CentriLogic's suite of hosting and managed services including, Co-location, Private and Managed Hosting, Data Management, Security, Network and Professional Services.

Utilizing resources housed initially in CentriLogic’s Mississauga, Ontario Data Center, the new multi-infrastructure cloud supports organizations that need to collect and process data while addressing cross-border regulatory concerns.

Today's enterprise customers require the power, flexibility and availability of an on-demand cloud computing infrastructure," said Robert Offley, CEO of CentriLogic. "With the adoption of cloud computing and SaaS (software as a service), organizations are becoming concerned about regulatory compliance issues based on the geographical location of their data and applications. CentriLogic has responded by providing the first distributed cloud computing service based in Canada, so that customers have the choice of location while benefitting from a scalable and secure computing infrastructure. By deploying the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform, we are able to construct and manage multiple, geography-specific clouds across our Data Center facilities and networks in Canada and the U.S."

CentriLogic's new cloud service allows customers to access and manage any number of virtual servers running Microsoft Windows or Linux through a web-based dashboard, as well as automatically scale up and down their use of cloud servers through a robust web-based API. Utilizing the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform, the new cloud can be used to host Web Sites, power internal business applications, provide burst capacity to meet peak loads for existing systems, and provide a highly flexible, virtual element to an existing physical infrastructure.

CentriLogic cloud service customer Mortgage Alliance Company of Canada needed the power and flexibility to manage large fluctuations in web traffic that were placing unpredictable demands on their hosting resources. "Due to the nature of the websites and applications we have running, we utilize a number of different server and operating system configurations," says Karl Sutton, IT Specialist, Mortgage Alliance Company of Canada, "For example, our Mortgage Sweepstakes and E-learning applications like MAC TV, can see large fluctuations in traffic that place unpredictable demands on our hosting resources. CentriLogic's cloud gives us the ability to scale up dramatically in a short period of time, allowing us to address periods of increased usage without provisioning for these peaks while keeping our data close to home"

CentriLogic's Canadian cloud service is now available to customers. The company's U.S.-based cloud, currently offered to select customers, will be publicly launched this summer. For more information on services and pricing call 1-866-366-3678 or visit www.centrilogic.com/cloud.

About Mortgage Alliance Company of Canada
Mortgage Alliance Company of Canada Inc (MAC) was incorporated in August 1998 as a sister company to Multi-Prêts Hypothèques (MPH), one of the oldest mortgage originators in Canada, based in Quebec. With steady growth and new business initiatives, the umbrella company Groupe MAC/MPH Group was created in 2004 to oversee subsidiaries including MPH, MAC, and Mortgage Alliance Franchising Inc. Mortgage Alliance/MPH is proud to be viewed as one of the major contributors to the growth of the intermediary service model in Canada's mortgage industry. For more information, visit www.mortgagealliance.com.

About CentriLogic, Inc.
CentriLogic is a leading provider of outsourced Data Center, Hosting, and Managed Services solutions for established organizations that conduct brand and mission-critical business on the Internet. The investment that CentriLogic has made in state-of-the-art Data Center facilities in both the United States and Canada, industry best practices, experienced technical resources and proactive customer support, enable our customers to seamlessly outsource their IT with confidence and peace of mind. CentriLogic is Canadian based company with operations in Toronto and Mississauga, Ontario, as well as Rochester and Buffalo, New York. For more information, visit www.centrilogic.com.

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An instigator, part time provocateur, bootstrapper, amateur cloud lexicographer, and purveyor of random thoughts, 140 characters at a time.

Reuven is an early innovator in the cloud computing space as the founder of Enomaly in 2004 (Acquired by Virtustream in February 2012). Enomaly was among the first to develop a self service infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform (ECP) circa 2005. As well as SpotCloud (2011) the first commodity style cloud computing Spot Market.

Reuven is also the co-creator of CloudCamp (100+ Cities around the Globe) CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas and is the largest of the ‘barcamp’ style of events.