Specialist digital infrastructure provider responds to customer demand as province regulates online gambling market
Continent 8 Technologies is launching its Public Cloud solution in Toronto, Ontario in response to customer demand for cutting-edge cloud solutions now that the province has opened its doors to online gambling.
As of 4 April 2022, the province permits private gaming websites with appropriate licensing to start taking wagers.
Already live and licensed in several North American markets including New Jersey’s Atlantic City since 2015, Continent 8’s proven Public Cloud platform offers customers a multi-tenanted, scalable and resilient IaaS platform that allows them to host infrastructure as virtual machines.
Key features of the platform include a self-service portal with template-based provisioning, feature-rich edge devices, the ability to integrate with Continent 8’s Co-Location, MPLS network and Cloud Connect services, as well as DDoS protection and additional cybersecurity services.
A significant benefit for customers utilising the cloud is that it eliminates the need for ongoing hardware investment which in turn provides the flexibility to pay for resources as required. In addition, Continent 8 fully manages the cloud environment, removing the need for customers to maintain and support infrastructure and instead focus on their business.
Michael Tobin, CEO and founder of Continent 8 Technologies, said: “Launching our solution in Toronto forms part of our wider expansion plans for North America where we are growing rapidly to meet the demand for this vertical and other rewarding markets. Our customers can be assured that in Continent 8 they have an infrastructure partner that can support them in any location they need.”
Justin Cosnett, chief product officer at Continent 8 Technologies, added: “We have seen a surge in demand for our Public Cloud solution in Ontario since the province confirmed that it would be opening its doors to legal online gambling for the first time this month.
“Continent 8 is no stranger to providing its services in new markets globally. Our presence in Toronto forms part of our unrivalled connected network that spans four continents.”