Canadian SMBs quicker to adopt cloud, but future is still looking a little foggy
Nov 19, 2013
etherFAX was featured in this great article by IT Business Canada (Canadian SMBs Quicker to Adopt Cloud, but Future is Still Looking a Little Foggy):
Aside from Canadian companies, there are also some U.S. companies who are taking notice of Canadian customers’ demands. Take etherFAX LLC, a company that has just announced it has built a data centre in Toronto.
Based in New Jersey, etherFAX supports a customer’s existing fax servers to send encrypted communications through the cloud. Its solution negates the need to use a fax board, media gateways and other telephony infrastructure.
It already has a high availability data centre in the U.S. which could have served Canadian customers as well as American ones. But company president Paul Banco says he essentially put a data centre there to reach out to clients in Canada who wanted to keep their data within their own borders. However, he’s not fully convinced it matters whether a data centre is based within Canada or in the U.S., saying some clients’ fears may be unfounded.
“I think a lot of people are concerned with our version of the Patriot Act. I think a lot of people don’t have a very strong understanding of it. A lot of people that are just stating hey, this is what my boss says,” Banco says. “We thought, let’s just give Canadians what they want and put a data centre in there.” Read more >>>.