Global cloud service provider iland, has just announced a new cloud region in Canada with the opening of its data center facility in Toronto, Ontario.

The new data center infrastructure marks the company’s 10th global cloud region, joining others in Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington, D.C., London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

With the new Canadian region, iland is offering its customers an expanded access to Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS), and backup services for Office 365, as well as; open new markets for its North American resellers.

“By extending iland services into Canada, we can better serve new customers and partners who seek the benefits of cloud computing, but must also meet Canada’s data sovereignty requirements,” said Brian Ussher, President and Co-founder of iland.

“Many of our North American customers and partners have operations that span across the United States and Canada border. Meeting the security and environmental standards of both sides will give them the peace of mind that their data and workloads are both proximal and secure.”

According to the company, the new 242,000 square-foot facility meets the certification requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 27001, CSA STAR and BS 10012. It is also designed to satisfy the environmental demands of Canadian consumers and regulations, earning a Gold level for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

With this new cloud region, iland said it is providing additional opportunities to its existing North American channel partners and is actively engaging new partners in the region, especially those with customers using VMware and Veeam solutions.

The Toronto facility is iland’s first cloud region in Canada and the company disclosed that it plans to develop an additional cloud location in the country later this year. Also coming this year is an addition of Cloud Object Storage services to the company’s portfolio.