Colocation and Cloud Infrastructures
Atlas Cloud is primarily in the Colocation business for IT and Telecom equipment. This involves providing power, cooling and bandwidth to small and medium businesses in Western Canada. As the first phase of 16 racks is installed, Atlas Cloud will further enhance this product selection by offering cloud infrastructure as a service in either Virtual or Dedicated Environments.
Atlas Cloud intends to be the leader in Hybrid Colocation in Western Canada. To meet this objective, Atlas Cloud has a clearly defined expansion plan focusing on safe, secure, flexible data hosting to achieve measured sales targets.
Atlas Cloud wants to market itself to the small and medium market segment in terms of IT usage, specifically for industries that need hosted equipment reliant on high power and backup availability, or large bandwidth requirements that need redundancy. Users that also require short term computing power to suit their business cycle will be targeted, such as video rendering and the seasonality off-loads of e-commerce.
Besides providing the building blocks for computing environments to flourish, Atlas Cloud will resell Cloud services as White Label products. Atlas already has companies like Syncronet, Trokia, and North West VoIP as future tenants who can do this reselling under the Atlas brand to their own customer bases. This approach will enhance the tenant’s revenue and will allow Atlas to enter the market without the delay in start-up time and cost.
The Atlas Cloud Advantage
Atlas Cloud is in a very dynamic growth industry that requires centralized availability of power, cooling and bandwidth, all of which are available at our 308 East 5th Avenue site. There is a further opportunity in replicating this environment to another geographical site utilizing the same network, and Atlas Cloud is evaluating the options for doing this.
Atlas Cloud has a long-term lease on a very unique property in Vancouver, with ample load capacity and power available, formerly the manufacturing plant for the Mayer’s packing company. Two fibre optic rings are within 15 yards of the building. The location is very close to the downtown core and can offer redundant fibre connections to the International Telecomm connection meeting room at 555 West Hastings St. (Harbour Center). This connectivity will mean clean and fast Internet and Cross Connection to the nation’s networks.
The Type I audit, which included detailed review of AtlasCloud controls, was performed by an independent licensed Certified Public Accounting firm that specializes in conducting SSAE 16 audits. The auditor examined AtlasCloud’s controls related to their physical and environmental security supporting the Data Center Colocation solution.
AtlasCloud received a Service Auditors’ Report with a clean opinion and no exceptions were noted during testing, demonstrating that AtlasCloud’s policies, procedures, and infrastructure for data protection, security, and confidentiality met or exceeded the stringent SSAE 16 criteria.