Government of Canada chooses Microsoft Azure

Government of Canada chooses Microsoft Azure
Cloud platform will host sensitive data and help foster innovation through digital transformation

Elly Yates-Roberts |

The Government of Canada is working with Microsoft to move its highly sensitive data to the cloud. 

The partnership will help the government on its digital journey by securely storing, managing and processing its public sector assets with Microsoft Azure cloud services. 

The announcement comes after the Canadian Government started using Office 365 in April to make its operations accessible and inclusive. With the new contract, public servants will have access to a range of sophisticated Azure services and government agencies will be able to make use of Microsoft’s network of partners and developers.  

“This contract is a testament to Microsoft’s industry-leading global security infrastructure and the state-of-the-art security features delivered by Azure,” said Kevin Peesker, president of Microsoft Canada. “We are working towards one shared goal with the Government of Canada: to help transform the public sector with technology, unlocking innovation that will benefit all Canadians, while maintaining the highest levels of security and privacy.”

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